The Shows #10: a blemish in the ending

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 02-04-2013 01:41 PM 1681 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went to pick up the items I had on display at the other building. It seems someone picked them up for me! Unfortunately no one knows who or where. .Got a lot of deer-in-the-headlights looks when I asked the staff there. Of course my insurance only covers me if someone sues me, not against theft. So today I get to go talk to bosses and see if they can do anything

It was the coffee table and end tables I posted recently. I assumed that the area was watched and was safe. Once again assuming anything comes back to bite me.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 01:54 PM

Good chance there was security cameras????

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 01:56 PM

Unknown about cameras. Staff couldn’t tell me anything

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 02:05 PM

Did you call the police?

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 02:05 PM

That sucks Monte. However, you should feel honored that you build such nice pieces, people are willing to break the law just to have one!

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 02:08 PM

Sorry to hear that Monte. It’s sad that those type o folks are out there.

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 02:08 PM

I will go through event management today. Go from there.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 02:16 PM

Sorry to hear about the theft. In a show, you gotta be on “watch” all the time. Its a shame but there are thieves in the world. Make another set and move on….and I know you will.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 02-04-2013 02:55 PM

First off, sorry to hear about this terrible ending to an otherwise good show.

Now then, my two cents worth of brainstorming possiblities.
I’d file a police report. There may be others in the same situation as you, and if so the police would be more likely to investigate if there’s more than one occurance at this venue. Also it could possibly turn out to be an “inside job” if there’s multiple happenings.

Next check with your homeowners insurance. There’s been things I’ve heard of being covered by homeowners insurance where it was thought to be a total loss. Sometimes they’ll cover your posessions in an off-site situation.

Good luck in getting it resolved

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 02-04-2013 03:00 PM

Sorry for the loss. Having been on that side of the coin more times than I care to remember, i know the gut wrenching feeling that one gets when the realization occurs that you have been victimized.

Hope they find and prosecute the thief (or thieves) and you get your stuff back.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#10 posted 02-04-2013 03:01 PM

I also would go file a police report..At least it might cause the show promoters to take another look at their operations and security procedures.
Who was supposed to be responsible for items left at another building when you obviously were not able to be there?

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#11 posted 02-04-2013 03:41 PM

Damn! I’m sorry for your loss. As I said before I’d keep a journal of the time here. All good suggestions. I’d also check with other vendors selling in similar price range to see if they had losses as well. This probably has happened before, so I’d also see if there are any stipulations in the agreement to show your goods.

If others have been ripped off, maybe a lawyer?

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#12 posted 02-04-2013 05:22 PM

that is a real bumber monte..i think thieves should have there fingers cut off, and if they do it again, then the rest of there hand…but that isnt a very nice way t be is it..what goes around comes around, i think they will get caught sooner then later,,maybe some security cameras caught who it was…grizz

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#13 posted 02-04-2013 05:29 PM

I too am sorry for your loss, and not knowing the exact situation I can’t offer any other suggestions.
However I am curious, if this second building was supplied by the show promoters, was it not manned and or guarded by staff??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#14 posted 02-05-2013 02:22 AM

Damn Monte! Thieves are the lowest life form on the planet. Those weren’t something you could tuck in your pocket and slip off with. That took a lot of gall. Here’s hoping that they get caught!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 02-05-2013 04:49 AM

That sucks Monte. I hope that the facility folks can help you out bud. With liabilty being what it is these days, most venues have cameras that are recorded for their own protection. The police would probably have a greater chance of gaining access than you would.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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