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(UPI)   Car rental agency's GPS shows Ferrari's location ... on a ship heading to Hong Kong   (upi.com) divider line 90
    More: Strange, U.S. Customs, GPS, exercise equipment, Ferrari, luxury cars, Hong Kong  
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2012-04-04 07:42:21 AM  
Chinese defrauding people? Say it ain't so.
 
2012-04-04 07:51:38 AM  
'Please make a U-turn as soon as possible."
 
2012-04-04 08:02:29 AM  
Recalculating
 
2012-04-04 08:12:27 AM  
Please drive to highlighted route.
 
2012-04-04 08:26:17 AM  
i212.photobucket.com

Turn right now!
 
2012-04-04 08:53:43 AM  
You could say it was....

Shanghai'd

YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH
 
2012-04-04 08:55:29 AM  
Agents who opened a container labeled as "used fitness equipment" in Los Angeles found a $280,000 Ferrari, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

Excuse me, but that car has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2012-04-04 08:55:36 AM  
Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?
 
2012-04-04 08:56:13 AM  

BurnShrike: Agents who opened a container labeled as "used fitness equipment" in Los Angeles found a $280,000 Ferrari, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

Excuse me, but that car has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


Well that was rather bold of me. I meant to use italics.
 
2012-04-04 08:58:41 AM  
static.igossip.com
 
2012-04-04 08:59:35 AM  
Ferrari? I thought it would be a Caddie
 
2012-04-04 08:59:38 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?


animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]


damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references
 
2012-04-04 09:02:21 AM  
www.blogcdn.com
Wanted for questioning.

/and for fapping
 
2012-04-04 09:03:04 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references


And you got the movie wrong too. Double fail.
 
2012-04-04 09:03:08 AM  
Gee, Lou, there sure are a lotta luxury cars in Vietnam!
Yup, many more than we see in LA these days. Too bad about all those people stealin 'em.
Yeah, I hear ya. Want a chili dog?

Like, really. You needed GPS for this?
 
2012-04-04 09:04:11 AM  

animal900: Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references

And you got the movie wrong too. Double fail.


That's the joke?
 
2012-04-04 09:04:52 AM  

Flakeloaf: Gee, Lou, there sure are a lotta luxury cars in Vietnam!
Yup, many more than we see in LA these days. Too bad about all those people stealin 'em.
Yeah, I hear ya. Want a chili dog?

Like, really. You needed GPS for this?


Are you suggesting Lou and his partner live at the docks and search every container that leaves the ports in LA for stolen cars?
 
2012-04-04 09:05:13 AM  

MythDragon: animal900: Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references

And you got the movie wrong too. Double fail.

That's the joke?


joethewebguy.net
 
2012-04-04 09:06:12 AM  

MythDragon: animal900: Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references

And you got the movie wrong too. Double fail.

That's the joke?


I don't think it is.
 
2012-04-04 09:06:15 AM  

nekom: Please drive to highlighted route.


You laugh, but my GPS told me this repeatedly on the Galveston - Bolivar Peninsula ferry.
 
2012-04-04 09:07:19 AM  

YixilTesiphon: nekom: Please drive to highlighted route.

You laugh, but my GPS told me this repeatedly on the Galveston - Bolivar Peninsula ferry.


Did you immediately notify the captain? I've heard that not sticking strictly to the highlighted route can wind you up in trouble.
 
2012-04-04 09:11:51 AM  
Next time, smarten up, thieves.
take the GPS units and put them in a box and ship them overland to Boston.
Then the cops will be looking for a poratble parking lot heading East.
 
2012-04-04 09:11:51 AM  
unintentional fail is best fail
 
2012-04-04 09:16:09 AM  

vudukungfu: Then the cops will be looking for a poratble parking lot heading East.


Full of Coors beer?
 
2012-04-04 09:18:59 AM  
So the GPS was still working inside a shipping container?
 
2012-04-04 09:18:59 AM  
If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math
 
2012-04-04 09:21:04 AM  
"Investigators said the recovered cars, worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia."


uummm...what? That doesn't make sense to me. If the cars could be sold for twice what they are worth, why isn't Ferrari and other luxury car makers in that market undercutting the morons stealing these cars?

I think they need new investigators and new thieves.

*buys new luxury cars to ship to Vietnam to sell for 195% what they are worth*
*profit!*
 
2012-04-04 09:25:00 AM  

Cheron: So the GPS was still working inside a shipping container?


That what I thought too. Maybe the rental agency noticed they lost it, kept looking for the signal, and got lucky when somebody opened the door.
 
2012-04-04 09:26:21 AM  

Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math


Because of crippling import taxes? Or do you think they are paying full import taxes on the stolen cars they have shipped as sports equipment?
 
2012-04-04 09:27:46 AM  

Magnus: "Investigators said the recovered cars, worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia."


uummm...what? That doesn't make sense to me. If the cars could be sold for twice what they are worth, why isn't Ferrari and other luxury car makers in that market undercutting the morons stealing these cars?

I think they need new investigators and new thieves.

*buys new luxury cars to ship to Vietnam to sell for 195% what they are worth*
*profit!*


I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer i gave some moments ago
...
 
2012-04-04 09:28:08 AM  

Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math


The price of renting/stealing gives you more profit than buying it outright.

/also, obviously criminals aren't smrt
 
2012-04-04 09:29:04 AM  
www.tallahasseegrapevine.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-04-04 09:29:58 AM  

Karac: Cheron: So the GPS was still working inside a shipping container?

That what I thought too. Maybe the rental agency noticed they lost it, kept looking for the signal, and got lucky when somebody opened the door.


Or they put the cars in the containers at the port and that was the last position report they got from the GPS.
 
2012-04-04 09:30:36 AM  
Someone is in BIG trouble for not remove that one cars GPS.

Farked up the whole operation!
 
2012-04-04 09:34:04 AM  
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Gumball

Always thought Cannonball Run was a watered down version of this classic
 
2012-04-04 09:34:34 AM  
My father in-law ran a purchasing dept for a big mining and steel co and they bought the original GPS tracking system to try to find out where all their stolen stuff was going but found it to be a huge waste as the foreign govts had no interest in helping get this stuff back. They stopped the program and just went back to writing a % off as risk of doing business in lawless countries.
 
2012-04-04 09:34:34 AM  

Pert: Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math

Because of crippling import taxes? Or do you think they are paying full import taxes on the stolen cars they have shipped as sports equipment?


this. In many Asian countries the crippling import taxes at least *double* the cost of a foreign car. -One of the reasons we should do the same to *their* imported goods.

Don't believe me? Fine. I *lived* over there and saw it first hand. Asian countries are busy screwing the U.S. and Europe out of a fair market while we give them open access and "free trade" to ours.
 
2012-04-04 09:37:04 AM  
Diplomatic immunity!
 
2012-04-04 09:37:45 AM  

Gabrielmot: Pert: Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math

Because of crippling import taxes? Or do you think they are paying full import taxes on the stolen cars they have shipped as sports equipment?

this. In many Asian countries the crippling import taxes at least *double* the cost of a foreign car. -One of the reasons we should do the same to *their* imported goods.

Don't believe me? Fine. I *lived* over there and saw it first hand. Asian countries are busy screwing the U.S. and Europe out of a fair market while we give them open access and "free trade" to ours.


Well at least we can still drink our tap water.

The West: 1
Asia (excluding Japan, Korea, and parts of China): 0
 
2012-04-04 09:38:56 AM  
Yet another Chinese man trying to buy a bigger Johnson
 
2012-04-04 09:40:36 AM  

KimNorth: Someone is in BIG trouble for not remove that one cars GPS.

Farked up the whole operation!


movieactors.com

Now sentences make sense.
 
2012-04-04 09:40:37 AM  
www.autodrome.fr

That is all
 
2012-04-04 09:45:36 AM  
I've seen it happen before. A while ago I had a friend who worked for a car dealership in Toronto and they had two Escalades stolen from the lot one weekend. About two months later, one of them started GPS-ing from South Africa.

/mediocre story, bro
 
2012-04-04 09:45:56 AM  

abhorrent1: Diplomatic immunity!


www.bayarearidersforum.com

REVOKED!
 
2012-04-04 09:47:05 AM  

Gabrielmot: Pert: Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math

Because of crippling import taxes? Or do you think they are paying full import taxes on the stolen cars they have shipped as sports equipment?

this. In many Asian countries the crippling import taxes at least *double* the cost of a foreign car. -One of the reasons we should do the same to *their* imported goods.

Don't believe me? Fine. I *lived* over there and saw it first hand. Asian countries are busy screwing the U.S. and Europe out of a fair market while we give them open access and "free trade" to ours.


So do you think sanctions help the targeted country?
 
2012-04-04 09:48:57 AM  

animal900: Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references

And you got the movie wrong too. Double fail.



No, he was thinking of Mark Hamill jumping that Pinto off the bridge in Vanishing Point.
 
2012-04-04 09:51:02 AM  
No arrests have been made? They should have followed the operation more before coming out publicly, now they may never catch the guys.
 
2012-04-04 09:51:17 AM  

Gabrielmot: Pert: Heineken Skywalker: If the car's "worth about $1.5 million in the United States, could be sold for twice that in Asia." Why not just buy them legally, sell them in Asia and double your money?

/Not good at cop math

Because of crippling import taxes? Or do you think they are paying full import taxes on the stolen cars they have shipped as sports equipment?

this. In many Asian countries the crippling import taxes at least *double* the cost of a foreign car. -One of the reasons we should do the same to *their* imported goods.

Don't believe me? Fine. I *lived* over there and saw it first hand. Asian countries are busy screwing the U.S. and Europe out of a fair market while we give them open access and "free trade" to ours.


Here is the problem: In order to do that, we'd have to increase the taxes on *ALL* our imports, whether they came from Asia, Europe, or the bung-hole of Ursa Major, because we've signed treaties that limit what actions we can take. If we have "normalized trade relations" with a country, we can't up the tariffs on their goods without doing it for all, or we'd be in violation of those treaties.

Countries like China can get away with that because they do it equally to all countries: The taxes on a luxury car are exorbitant whether it's imported from Europe, Japan, or the US. So they get the tariffs, and that helps make PRC manufactured goods more attractive domestically, which supports their industry.

It *SUCKS*, of course, but we agreed to it.
 
2012-04-04 09:57:21 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: HighlanderRPI: Were Angelina Jolie & Nic Cage involved?

animal900: [static.igossip.com image 550x361]

damnit, I came too late to post nic cage in F&F references


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-04 09:59:11 AM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
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