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Psst! Wanna buy next year’s Trek bike?

By johnboy 7 August 2012 23

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of around 40 high-end bicycles in Fyshwick at the weekend.

Between 8pm Friday (August 3) and 9am yesterday (Monday, August 9) offenders broke into a secure trailer parked on Townsville Street, Fyshwick.

The offenders removed the 2013 model Trek brand bicycles from secure racks and loaded them into an unidentified vehicle.

Police believe the process of unloading and reloading the bikes would have taken the offenders at least an hour.

The bicycles are high performance models and are not yet available for purchase in Australia. Their estimated value is approximately $300 000.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity on Townsville Street at the weekend is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Sammy 6:07 pm 08 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

Maybe these 40 bikes weren’t all they are being cracked up to be…? Maybe getting a cash payout will save the business from having to get rid of a bunch of mis-ordered lemons that were going to have to be sold at massive discount prices just to get rid of them?

You’re aware that Trek worldwide are close to a billion dollar business, right? Seems like they might know just a little more about the business of selling bicycles than you do.

mouldy 2:49 pm 08 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

mouldy said :

HenryBG said :

mouldy said :

It’s my understanding that they were doing renovations to the premises so there was nowhere for the bikes to be stored inside. The bikes were due to be moved inside this week.

Instead, the business owners get an insurance pay-out for 40 bikes they didn’t have to find customers for as well as loads of free publicity.

You’re right. It’s sounds like a genius business plan to get rid of 40 brand new bikes and then have to wait for their replacements to hit Australian docks, thus pushing back the release date of your top end new season product whilst your competitors get a headstart with their new product. Pure genius. Are you available for business mentoring?

Maybe these 40 bikes weren’t all they are being cracked up to be…? Maybe getting a cash payout will save the business from having to get rid of a bunch of mis-ordered lemons that were going to have to be sold at massive discount prices just to get rid of them? Who knows?

What we do know is that the thieves knew exactly what they wanted and where to get it – you don’t randomly break into trailers and then happen to have a suitable vehicle handy to contain 40 $7,000 w4nkercycles.

My dad always told me never to argue with a fool. Fools tend not to listen to reason or logic.

HenryBG 2:43 pm 08 Aug 12

mouldy said :

HenryBG said :

mouldy said :

It’s my understanding that they were doing renovations to the premises so there was nowhere for the bikes to be stored inside. The bikes were due to be moved inside this week.

Instead, the business owners get an insurance pay-out for 40 bikes they didn’t have to find customers for as well as loads of free publicity.

You’re right. It’s sounds like a genius business plan to get rid of 40 brand new bikes and then have to wait for their replacements to hit Australian docks, thus pushing back the release date of your top end new season product whilst your competitors get a headstart with their new product. Pure genius. Are you available for business mentoring?

Maybe these 40 bikes weren’t all they are being cracked up to be…? Maybe getting a cash payout will save the business from having to get rid of a bunch of mis-ordered lemons that were going to have to be sold at massive discount prices just to get rid of them? Who knows?

What we do know is that the thieves knew exactly what they wanted and where to get it – you don’t randomly break into trailers and then happen to have a suitable vehicle handy to contain 40 $7,000 w4nkercycles.

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