Buy Stolen Goods Safely: What You Need to Know
Are you looking for a way to find a deal on your favorite stuff without spending a fortune? It is possible, and it is legal to buy stolen goods. But how do you do it in a way that is safe?
## What are Stolen Goods?
Stolen goods refer to items that have been stolen by thieves from their owners. The most common goods that are stolen include electronics, jewelry, tools, clothes, and currency.
## How do Police Auction Stolen Goods?
Police forces will auction off items that they have seized from thieves. The aim is to reunite these items with their rightful owners. One such site is Breen Auctions, which is used by the Victoria Police. Auctions are usually held twice a month at their auction rooms in West Footscray on a selected Tuesday.
## What Can You Buy at Stolen Goods Auctions?
At these types of auctions, you could expect to find anything from Apple iPhones and iPads, Apple Macbooks, TVs, laptops, Samsung mobiles and tablets, tools, bikes, alcohol, perfume, domestic furniture, clothing, shoes, currency and collectables.
## Is it Legal to Buy Stolen Goods?
Yes, it is legal to buy items that have been stolen from thieves at a police auction. It is however, illegal to buy items from a thief or from a third-party who is unauthorised to sell the items.
## How Can You Use Stolen Goods?
You are allowed to use the items you purchase from police auctions for personal use, or you can resell them on online platforms such as eBay and Facebook Marketplace, provided they are in working condition.
Buying stolen goods is a legal way to find a bargain without having to spend a fortune. Before making any purchases, be sure to do your research and only buy from trusted sources. This will ensure that you don’t end up with any items that could have been stolen.