What happens if someone sold me a stolen bike on craigslist?
Asked: What happens if someone sold me a stolen bike on craigslist?
Someone just banged on my parents doors SUPER early and now I'm going to be late for school since my dad is still outside with the person who claims the bike is theirs.
okay so for my birthday my parents went on craigslist and we found a bike i loved, we paid like $150 for it but i'd seen it in stores and it's like a $500 bike, so i guess it would make sense it was stolen?
anyways, i really love the bike and i've used it a lot, but today someone came to OUR HOUSE (how the heck did they know we bought it anyways? what the hell) and they're screaming at my dad saying they'll call the cops and asking us how much we bought it for and they keep trying to come onto the porch to get it… luckily it's locked.
how do we even know if this person is telling the truth? like.. how would they find us, you know? that's so weird. besides, WE BOUGHT THE BIKE FAIRLY! on craigslist! it's my birthday present..
they aren't going to give us the money we spent so what the heck happens if they call the cops? i don't want to give my present back. maybe they should've locked up their bike? god.
They bought the bike legally and didn't know it was stolen, therefore, you own the bike. If they wish to take ownership, they need to pay you a fair amount for it, as determined by you, the seller.
They would have to prove the bike was the one stolen.This will be very difficult for them to do unless it's been previously marked with their post code or something.
Even if they identify a unique factor such as a scratch somewhere you can just say it's because they've seen it on your porch.
Seriously, just tell them to **** off and do as they want because they're not taking the bike.There's no way they will call the cops and you had no idea it was stolen so are fine.
Just don't leave YOUR bike unattended
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