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Theft of HI Christmas Katana

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
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    HI CHRISTMAS TIBETAN KATANA SWORD BY ROYAL KAMI BURA

    WOW---UNIQUE---NEVER BEFORE OFFERED --THIS SWORD CAME IN TODAY'S SHIPMENT AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE IS TRULY A WORK OF ART TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION OR GIVE TO YOUR LOVED ONE FOR GIFT. I AM ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE TIBETAN STYLE SCABBARD WHICH IS MADE OF WOOD, SILVER, TURQUOISE AND CORAL. ONE ONLY FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. POSTED BELOW IS A PICTURE AND THE SPECS. ENJOY!!!!

    Overall length --36 1/4''
    Weight -- 46 oz
    Spine thickness -- 3/8''
    Steel guard
    The handle is made of US wange wood and silver
    Silver bolster buttcap
    Silver, turquoise and coral scabbard
    Price $695.

    On December 15, 2008, HIMALAYAN IMPORTS sold a HI CHRISTMAS TIBETAN KATANA
    (Sword) to: Person from Florida
    Some days later we were contacted by BANK and informed that the VISA credit card number that he gave for the purchase of this item was "STOLEN", and the money would have to be returned back to VISA CARD.
    We have "proof" that the Package was received at the BRADENTON,Florida address(confirmation from USPS).We have tried to contact the person via the phone number and email address with NO LUCK at ALL!
    Cheif, can you please make an suggestion on what to do! I do not expect the Custom made HI CHRISTMAS TIBETAN KATANA returned to HI (that would be fantastic), but is it possible for person to be prosecuted for "THEFT"!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  2. 37up

    37up

    Jun 16, 2002
    If the name and shipping address listed on the credit card matches the name and the address that it was shipped to, I'm surprised the fraud department of the Bank is not investigating.

    Does the bank know the above info?
     
  3. Roger Smith

    Roger Smith

    Oct 22, 2001
    If that Kat ever gets on a popular auction site or around here, someone is gonna get a whole lot of weight on his shoulders.

    Karma is a wheel dude.

    This sucks.
     
  4. Dibley

    Dibley

    161
    Jan 11, 2009
    Yangdu, I am sorry to hear that someone defrauded your business.

    You need to speak to a lawyer, right away, to find the best ways of pursuing a remedy for the problem.

    The police should be involved at some point.
    Since it's an interstate transaction, it is a federal crime, and you may be able to get the FBI to help you.
    The bank that issued the card may have its own method of investigating, and so may your bank.
     
  5. ninjahomer

    ninjahomer

    15
    Dec 15, 2008
    That's horrible!

    Hopefully it's just some crazy misunderstanding and it gets worked out.

    Yes, you could press charges for theft, as well as a civil suit for monetary losses.

    However, if it turns out that it was indeed theft, then there's a good chance that the thief didn't use their real name. In fact, I'd recommend you remove the name of the person who "purchased" it from your post, because that may be an innocent person and it may be against some privacy law to post it in public. I don't know for sure, but I'd guess somebody else here does.

    There are law enforcement people who deal specifically with credit card theft and internet theft. I have no idea how to contact them, but I'd guess that your bank would.
     
  6. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    Would this merit a post in the Hall of Shame?
     
  7. H2OCutter

    H2OCutter

    672
    Mar 11, 2007
    You may want to contact the United States Postal Inspectors office as this may include mail fraud among the charges.
    Sorry to hear about this Yangdu, hope it works out for you. http://uspsoig.gov
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  8. Dibley

    Dibley

    161
    Jan 11, 2009
    Yes, yes it would.
     
  9. InfidelShootist

    InfidelShootist

    Nov 10, 2007
    In Dade and Broward Fl the Police have a special officer that deals with the pawn shops.
    Everything that comes in is documented and collected daily and inspected by the police.
    I don't know about the cities around where the sword was delievered but I'd send pictures/detailed letter to all surrounding Police Depts and hope it shows up in a pawn shop.
    If that town was closer to me I'd go look for it myself.
    Post that clowns contact info maybe someone will know him or live by him.
     
  10. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    postal insurance claim?

    sorry, that some people are jerks.

    Bladite
     
  11. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx

    66
    Dec 25, 2008
    You should definitely press charges. I can't imagine this being an accident, and I'd hate to see someone get away with treating HI and Yangdu's good will this way. Good luck, and keep us posted!
     
  12. Dibley

    Dibley

    161
    Jan 11, 2009
    I called the Bradenton police department. They need the address you shipped the sword to in order to determine if it's in their jurisdiction.

    You should be able to reach someone at:

    941-932-9301.




    If the address you shipped to was outside the city limits of Bradenton, the sheriff's department may be able to help.
    Their direct number is :
    941-747-3011 ext. 1549.


    I hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  13. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Auntie,
    Sorry to hear of this! it is truly sad.

    Just a thought on my part.
    In the future you may want to request that purchasers provide their bank phone number along with their credit card number when purchasing, so that you may call and verify their information and wether or not the card is legitimate or stolen. Your bank may also be able to help with this if you inquire about it before shipping item out.

    Call the Bradenton police Dept and the Sheriffs Dept send them a picture and description of the Katana along with the name and information sent to you in this transaction.
    They should also be able to advise you of any further steps to be taken.
     
  14. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx

    66
    Dec 25, 2008
    Either way, I can't see how HI should be held liable for this in any way. This should either be the bank's or the credit card company's problem.
     
  15. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Being in business for 20 something years this is the first time the theft got away with free Sword. Now the HI representative and police are working on this case. Thank you all for your kind suggestions.
     
  16. Magnum22

    Magnum22

    Jul 6, 2006
    well we have a large group of men dedicated to our beloved Aunt Yangdu, all of whom are loaded far beyond practical limits with sharp, massive chopping blades...just noting the obvious.
     
  17. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000

    Road trip? ;)

    Theives really are disgusting. :grumpy:
     
  18. orca8589

    orca8589

    Jan 27, 2007
    Road trip? Yup. I'll bring the popcorn.

    Disgusting? You got that right, too.

    Sorry to hear of this, Yangdu. Hope it gets settled in HI's favor.

    thx - cpr
     
  19. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Well, there's good news and bad news.
    Bad news is, of course a one of a kind being stolen.

    To the guy who stole it: you're a turd and you just messed with someone who has a LOT of friends.

    Good news is, it's a federal crime, you have a address to start from, since you sent it via USPS to someone making a fraudulent purchase, it's probably mail fraud -- another federal charge, and not least of all, it is a one of a kind, you do have lots of friends, which is going to make it next to impossible to unload it without getting caught.
     
  20. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008
    This is sad news...and angry news...but most especially I too feel for your loss of trust.

    Leaving it to the authorities and Karma is one thing. I doubt I am alone in thinking that he who steals a sword should pay by a sword?
     

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