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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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ya 4 exmark walk behind, 4 stihl backpack blowers, 4 stihl straightline trimmers, 8 stihl chain saws, two sets of climbing gear, all my climbing ropes, bull ropes, and limb ropes, police are going to local college down the street which is next to a major highway that come in between missouri and illinois
Thanks for the list, I'm south of St Louis and a Vet as well...I'll keep an eye out for the stuff as I'm looking on CL for spare equipment and such. What sizes are the Exmarks? Are there any distinguishing damage marks or scratches on any of the equipment? I can keep an eye out while I'm out on my routes as well.

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exmark 36 inch walk behind and they all are camouflage they are 09 models
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i just cant figure out why someone would steal two trailers full of lawn equipment. i use it to make money for my family and to give veterans jobs so they dont go hungry and lose their homes. dumb a** have me so mad right now
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OH OH OH! I just had a great idea....

Call FOX2 News or Channel 4. They do these types of stories....

I've seen plenty of stories on FOX2 where a Vet gets his car broke into while on leave and medals are stolen, clothes, a flag or something....They interview the Vet, he/she tells their story and then you have a whole viewing area looking for your stuff. Quite a few of them have had follow ups where the stuff was returned to them, & one a pawn shop took the stuff and turned it over....

On a lighter note it's free advertising as well as more eyes looking for your stuff, and harder for the thieves to sell the stuff.
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i think i will do that and put a damper on their little parade
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We should all print out some stickers that say our equipment is monitored by gps.
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police asked me if i had lojack on my stuff
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i know someone that can do stickers ill make a phone call and see how much it will cost
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so all the sticks should say

OUR EQUIPMENT IS MONITORED BY GPS
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That's awful. The problem is it's so identifiable they ptobably painted it. Check vacant areas they may have dumped the trailers after they took out your stuff. Notify area service locations in case they try to sell it to then or trade it in. Make some flyers and give them to otger landscapers. Just a few ideas. Dorry it happened to you. I hope you get it all or most back quick. The news ia a Really good idea!!!
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