Devon police are selling the strangest things on eBay

Devon & Cornwall Police collects a lot of stolen and confiscated property. And when it can’t be returned to its rightful owner the goods get sold off. The force is now using eBay to make the sales so we thought we’d take a look at the 17 items currently up for grabs.

The goods include confiscated property which has been taken from convicted criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Poca). The act is used to take away property that has been purchased using ill-gotten gains, stopping them from benefiting from money made through crime. The police hope that by selling the goods they can make cash to reinvest in local policing.

On the site, the police also sell seized property – something that they have taken away from a person and cannot return. As well as confiscated and seized goods, the force also sells lost property that has never been claimed, CornwallLive[1] reports.

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Once an item of lost property is handed in to the police, officers will try their hardest to reunite the items with their owners for a period of 28 days – but after the time is up, if it hasn’t be claimed, it’s put up for auction. All items are sold with the tag line: “So it must be worth a look at this price!”

Here are the weird and wonderful items up for grabs:

Philips PQ203 Travel Portable Shaver Plus for Men

This has a ‘buy it now’ price of GBP12 with free postage and is described as: “A New Philips PQ203 Travel Portable Shaver Plus for Men with twin rotary heads, close cut system follows the curves of your face.

A Close Shave for confidence.”

New/Sealed M&S Home Embroidered Double Bed Set

“A New/Sealed M&S Home Embroidered Double Bedset, silver mix, 100% cotton percale, beautifully soft percale is woven more tightly for a more luxuriously smooth finish, 200 thread count, size: Cover – 198cm x 198cm (78″ x 78″ approx.); Pillowcase – 76cm x 48cm (30″ x 19″ approx.). Would grace anyone’s bedroom.”

Used Makita 240V Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

“A used Makita Sliding Compound Mitre Saw, working, 2000W, 230-240V, 50Hz, 4700-RPM. Would make a ideal replacement or a great addition to your current set up.”

Used Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera – Black

“A used Canon Power-Shot SX50 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera in black with strap & soft carrying bag, working but untested, with a 50x optical zoom that lets you capture the finest of details.

It’s DIGIC 5 image processor increases the processing speed and power. Equipped with a 2.8-inch display, this Canon camera provides you with a convenient view of the image files. In addition, the SX50 HS can be used to capture stunning full-HD videos.

“This camera weighs 551 gr. For Spares or Repair. There are a few marks but is what you’d expect from daily usage but it is in nice condition.”

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Used Apple MacBook Pro -A1286 For Spares or Repair

“A used Apple Mac Pro Book -A1286.

The unit was running at point of seizure. The hard drive has been removed “under Data Protection” therefore, the operating system is unknown. This PC is sold as seen for spares or repair.

No Leads. Included in the sale is a black mesh base cover.”

New Petzl L57 Absorbica Fall Arrest Energy Absorber For Working at Height

“A New Petzl L57 Absorbica Fall Arrest Energy Absorber for working at height positioning. Tear-webbing energy absorber, for use in combination with a JANE lanyard to make an energy-absorbing lanyard with a maximum of 2m the ends are equipped with a stopper to cold the connector in position and protect the sling from abrasion.

Undeployed length: 22cm. Maximum deployed length: 160cm. Clearance: 3.9 m (factor 2 fall) + length of energy absorber, lanyard and connectors.

The total length of the fall arrest system including the ABSORBICA must not be greater than 2 meters as specified in the EN354 and EN355 standards. Component for a fall arrest system. New without box.”

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New/Sealed Lego UK 60159 “Jungle Halftrack Mission” Construction Toy

“A New/Sealed Lego UK 60159 ‘Jungle Halftrack Mission’ construction toy.

Take on the untamed LEGO city jungle. Drive the powerful halftrack truck and fast ATV to the temple. Move the stone and recover the diamond, but look out for the giant spider guarding the treasure – Oh no, a panther is on the prowl.

Toss the drumstick and maybe he’ll chase after it instead. “Product Features – build a half-track truck for tough jungle missions, along with an ATV and extra Jungle Temple mini-build! Includes 2 mini-figures: 1 male and 1 female Jungle Explorer, plus panther and spider figures.

LEGO City building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building. Half-Track Truck measures over 7.5cm high, 13cm long, and 5cm inches wide.

378 pieces. For boy and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.”

New DKNY women’s holiday set contains 50ml EDP and 150ml body lotion

“A New DKNY Women’s Holiday Set New York Style.

Contents include energizing eau de parfum spray-50ml, energizing body lotion-150ml. The fragrance consists of three accords, the opening notes are energising with a sparkling mixture of blood oranges, mandarin, chilled vodka and fine ripe tomato leaf. This is followed by an intoxicating accord of modern florals, including yellow waterlilie’s, green coral orchids and daffodils.

“The base notes are sensual, soft and feminine with white birch & tulip tree bark.”

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Used Karcher 390 electric pressure washer

“A used Karcher 390 Pressure Washer Gun & Lead. Working, 230-240V, 50Hz, 110 bar, max 120 bar, max 40 degree. Inlet pressure max 12 bar.”

Assorted S/H fitness items

“A job lot of assorted secondhand fitness items.

Included in the sale are a Pro Box 5kg medicine ball, a skipping rope, a pair of hand/grip strengtheners, a pair of small hand weights. Show signs of usage. Would make an ideal replacement or an addition to your current set up.”

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Used Apollo Excelle Hybrid Ladies/Girls Bike

“A used Apollo Excelle Hybrid ladies/girls bike in grey with white, blue & black decals, 27″ wheels, 17.5” frame, 18 x Shimano SIS Tourney gears, Shimano changer, SR Suntour crank, Hi-Tec steel frame, V brakes front & rear, Schwalbe marathon plus tyres front & rear, Shimano SRam Max, Apollo grip shift, Shimano levers, Apollo saddle, bell, reflectors front and rear.

This bike would make a nice project for the right person. Shows signs of usage but nice condition and will benefit from a full service.”

Used Scott Yecora Mountain Bike

“A Used Scott Yecora mountain bike in yellow, black and grey, 26″ wheels, 18.5” frame, Pro-Spec sports geometry, biaxial construction, quick-release hubs front and rear, 24xShimano Alivio gears, Shimano changer, SR Suntour crank, aluminium frame, RST front suspension, V brakes front and rear, front mud deflector, rear ‘Dirt Monkey’ mud deflector, Scott components head, Bike Hut handlebar extensions, Shimano levers, Velo saddle. This bike would make a nice project for the right person.

Shows signs of usage but nice condition and it will benefit from a full service.”

Used Titan 2-Stroke Petrol Blower & Vacuum-27.6cc

“A used Titan 2-Stroke Petrol Blower & Vacuum, TTL684BVC, 27.6cc, 109dB, not tried or tested. Shows compression. For spares or repair.

No attachments. Would make an ideal replacement or a great addition to your current set up.”

Three Used Desktop PC’s For Spares or Repair

“A Job Lot of 3 x used desktop PCs for spares or repair. All units were running at point of seizure.

The hard drives have been removed ‘under Data Protection’ therefore the operating systems are unknown. Models are: a Dell Dimension 8100; a Compaq Presario; a Sony Vario. Theses PCs are sold as seen.

No leads .”

Three Used Desktop PC’s For Spares or Repair

“”A Job Lot of 3 x used desktop PCs for spares or repair. All units were running at point of seizure. The hard drives have been removed ‘under Data Protection’ therefore the operating systems are unknown.

Models are: a Dell unknown model; an Advent 3411; a Mitsubishi Apricot MS Series-MU87231-1. These PCs are sold as seen for spares or repair. No leads .”

New Grad Bling Panel “Little Back” Dress – Size 10

“For those special occasions & parties why not buy this new Grad Bling Panel ‘Little Back’ dress from New Look, size 10 with tags.

RRP GBP26.99.”

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New/Sealed Colours “Isabella” Vertical Blind

“A new/sealed Colours ‘Isabella’ Vertical Blind, white. This Colours plain white polyester vertical blind is ideal for preventing strong sunlight shining through a window.

240cm width, 229cm high, 89cm width blades. Ease of application: easy to fit.

Fixings supplied.

RRP GBP54.”

References

  1. ^ CornwallLive (www.cornwalllive.com)

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