Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Wild~Touch, May 8, 2012.
Police hunt gunman after shooting during snake sale in Philadelphia parking lot | Fox News
Shocking isn't it...
I actually know of someone who had a gun pulled on him at his house for some blueys and beardies..!
Wow.... makes selling snakes via internet far more safer for all you poor sellers lol... Ohhh and to the sellers, you need a bicycle with snake trailer so prospective thieves cannot get far fast when they steal your wheels At least the snakes were recovered from the vehicle and the seller is in a stable condition...
Thats terrible, I had no idea people would go this far for reptiles.....
chap in sa had his fam held at gun point and gtp stolen,already happens here
Australia has had a few home invasions but to be actually SHOT and your VEHICLE STOLEN while delivering snakes is SCARY
having guns pulled is scary enough
unfortunatly in this day and age,this is becoming more common
I think I'd rather sell entire clutches to a interstate dealer and maybe get less per head than I would selling to individuals but have to deal with less overall angst and that sort of BS.
was he a jag breeder,lol
IMO basically it is to do with ego, jealousy, payback and general lack of integrity
Sellers or Buyers ? I am not sure
Lol, it's common sense. Don't meet someone at night with 13 grand worth of snakes unless you know for sure who they are.
Gun crime happens, the fact that it had snakes involved is irrelevant, it could have happened if he was just selling the car.
Please don't let this topic get off track .. this is a reptile forum afterall ... not guns and crime
The fact is this case is extremely relevant to REPTILE KEEPERS ... think about it.
Most people selling reptiles in Australia (at least) would not think about dodging bullets while closing the sale
Most people selling a valuable entertainment system probably wouldn't think they'd have to tap dance to shrapnel either, but it can happen.
He was an idiot, meeting someone at night that he obviously didn't know anything about (no records of anyone else dealing with this guy prior etc) and he's bringing 13 grand worth of product to a meet. The same thing could happen if someone was selling pure bred dogs, a tv or an iPad.
Don't try to create mass hysteria about snakes attracting gun crime, that guy was basically asking for it.
internet sales are all good,might dodge a bullet and all,but would u pay 13 grand to someone over the net with out knowing anything about them
i sure as hell wouldnt,lol,id much prefer to see the animals in person before forking out any money
in saying that,id be wary going to meet someone i didnt know with that kind of money to,common sense would be to know who you are dealing with,or at least know of others who have dealt with them in the past
anyone can claim they have this and that,set up a meeting and do this,they dont even have to own snakes
If this post describes
you then send me you details. Boy do I have some things that you need to buy.
So i guess he has no balls now?
Btw,that makes them about $630 each. I know people o'sea's who pick up a ball for $50 so they must have been morphs or something.
Only if they found 22 balls instead of 20.:lol:
The only difference is it'd be a Maccas carpark. Yeah, I think we;re ready :lol:
Been playing too much grand theft auto
Reptile theft regardless of the methodology is becoming more common, just read through previous threads on this site. Arranging a purchase from your house or giving your home address details in the transaction leaves a seller wide open to this. Lucky in SA giving a Po Box addy is ok on transaction so this will protect a seller meeting a buyer in a public place, but there is still the risk of the reptiles getting ganked. Interstate transactions are looking more appealing these days, regardless of the red tape, freight costs, etc.