October 31, 2001
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An online collection of police auctions, all collected in one place is a pretty good find. They're like ebay, without the crowds. On the weird side: parking meters, books by the pound, and lots and lots of bibles (what crime was being committed when these were confiscated?!). There are some good deals to be found, and also some questionable merchandise: won't this item and this other item will be used in a crime again?
posted by mathowie (10 comments total)
Maybe I sound like a dealer myself but "normal" horticulturists can benefit from those tools. Turn something used for bad into something good for another person.
posted by thirdball at 7:08 PM on October 31, 2001

I hear that all the LA gangs are into simony now. Could be the reason for all the bibles.

'Gansta homies do yo' thang
without Gideon you can't hang'

Fo' Shizzle.
posted by hellinskira at 7:20 PM on October 31, 2001

I love the alternate domain: StealItBack.com.
posted by sudama at 7:58 PM on October 31, 2001

Weird. This Kenwood Receiver is listed as "The absolute perfect gift for your nephew." Not your son, not your best friend.. your nephew.
posted by zempf at 8:00 PM on October 31, 2001

hahahaha! I wonder what kind of arrest resulted in confiscation of this HPS grow light. Kind of an ironic place to sell such...purposeful equipment. ;) Looks like a great value too.
posted by skechada at 8:11 PM on October 31, 2001

The digital gram scale "takes the hassle out of mailing parcels" ... of drugs, maybe?
posted by msacheson at 9:35 PM on October 31, 2001

Hmm, msacheson, did you figure that one out all by yourself? :-)
I have a feeling that the questionable items in question might come with a free extra - delivery by three or four of the sellers. You know, just to make sure that the items make it to their destination.
posted by clevershark at 10:14 PM on October 31, 2001

If the capacity on the digital gram scale were higher, it would be really useful in cooking. Even with a 100g capacity, I bet I could find use for it.

Damn! I missed 130 books for $2 by less than 2 hours. So close, and yet so far....
posted by chiheisen at 10:47 PM on October 31, 2001

My question is what crime was committed pertaining to a wheelchair? They should tie stories to the goods.
posted by Stretch at 5:11 AM on November 1, 2001

I like this way better than the unclaimed baggage store
posted by stefanie at 10:15 AM on November 1, 2001

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