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Old 04-27-2016, 12:20 AM   #1
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I saw this blurb on the news last night the man had his tile tools stolen out of the back of his truck.


http://www.kgw.com/mb/news/crime/por...ruck/153444431

So his wife set up a gofundme page.



- I give you a screenshot because I do not want to log on to Facebook to share the link. Look it up and learn the sad truth.


What she writes is very interesting.



Will you donate? Why or why not? Use sound reasoning to support your answer.


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Old 04-27-2016, 07:06 AM   #2
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seems dumb to leave $5k worth of tools in the bed of a truck, hope he comes up with a better solution next time.

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Gofundme is so abused....an emotional shakedown. "He wanted to cry." Gimme a break.
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Seems odd that he didn't submit it to insurance...
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That story is such b.s. $5000 worth of tools in the back of that truck at one time? Not believable. You have on board what you're using that day. I guess there's a market for buckets, too.
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P.T Barnum said it best....pertains to both the owner of the tools and the people that donated to him.
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Something's not right there.
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I used to work for some guys who would stack 4 crew worth of siding gear in their truck and then go inside the store. They were always shocked when stuff got stolen.

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Seems odd that he didn't submit it to insurance...

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A little surprised no one has strong opinions on this one.


It sounds like the guy is an unlicensed, uninsured (need both to estimate or contract in Oregon) tile setter who lost his tools. He can set tile "affordably" because he doesn't have the overhead the competition has- things like license, bond, and insurance.

Now, he's on the local news so people can contribute to his illegal intentions.


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Karma's a bitch.
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P.T Barnum said it best....





go fund me. kickstarter. whatever.

Just electronic way of standing on the corner with a can.
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Oh, I have strong feelings on this, but I am trying to turn over a new leaf and be positive, so I won't bother commenting on an unlicensed dude who undercuts the competition. Besides, how much in tools do you need to be a tile guy?

Someone should comment on kickstarter about how he should just turn it into insurance and if he doesn't have insurance, then he shouldn't have been out doing tile and have his stuff stolen.

But I want to be positive today.

I wonder if all this attention is going to bring the ccb down on him?
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What if an unlicensed driver had his car stolen, but needed it to get to work? Would that deserve a gofundme account with the proceeds going to buy a car? Would that be newsworthy?


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A little ironic that the news, "who protects people" by putting a sting on unlicensed locksmiths would then support an unlicensed contractor.


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A little surprised no one has strong opinions on this one.


It sounds like the guy is an unlicensed, uninsured (need both to estimate or contract in Oregon) tile setter who lost his tools. He can set tile "affordably" because he doesn't have the overhead the competition has- things like license, bond, and insurance.

Now, he's on the local news so people can contribute to his illegal intentions.


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Sounds to me like he was working for someone but was working towards owning his own business.

What you posted is worded fairly strangely.

If he was running a business why not just say it? why say that he's working towards being independent?
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I know someone who did almost the same thing, said his van was broken into and all his tools stolen. Got lots of donated money and bought just about every Festool known to man. He was a smooth talking salesman before getting into contracting, because he did not force anyone to donate he feels he did nothing wrong.
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The go fund me things are such a scam. Sure there are some people that could use a helping hand, but now I think the majority are just people looking for easy money.

Maybe I'm the fool because I don't have one.
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This is a joke. For starters , a grinder and blade is $90 , a snap cutter is $200 and a bucket, sponge and trowels are almost nothing . Wet saws are $300 and up. It's hard to spend $5000 on tile tools, and I'm about as bad a tool junky as they come.

It's like the Blair Witch Project movie they filmed for $10,000 with a handheld video camera.....ok, so what'd yall do with the other $9700 dollars?

Last, leaving tools out in the open is asking for it, plain and simple.

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