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Cicada

Hey punk, you forgot something

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Ok, so this will be a venting and not really a report. I had my ice auger stolen in the parking lot of WalMart today. Yep, I'm ticked. I do understand that I'm too trusting (stupid) when it comes to leaving things is my truck. Guess with the price of heating the home this winter, I may be done ice fishing for the year. Oh, by the way, if you're reading this and you took my auger, call me. I have the extension and cover for the blades in my garage. You will need them more than I do now.

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Every time I have had something stoled, I always make a wish, hey guy if you ever get a few items worth something I hope someone takes every one of them. Those kink of people probley pawned the auger the auger for cash, if you got the serial no. check around.

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If it was me, I would tell him to start it up and stick in the part that Randy Moss showed the Green Bay fans Sunday. mad.gifmad.gif

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Just once I'd like to catch somebody pissing with somebody elses stuff and catch them by surprise. I'd take out all the penned up frustration I have over all the crap I've had pissed with. I've had two doors ripped off my fish houses, I never have anything in there so I just quit locking the door. Sometimes I've got my auger in my pickup at work, I should probably watch that.

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Hey did you check with Wal-Mart? Parking lot is survaled...Spelling sucks so sue me...But honestly they may be able to check out the vehicle and with enough camera's LICENSE PLATE! Get back to me with what you can find out.

Fishin' Man

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I feel for ya cicada! My wife works there and the storys dont end.

give us some discription/date/time etc. so we can be on the lookout, punks like to brag...

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Cicada, fishin man is right on, the wife says the parking lot is under survalence (sp? sue me) go to customer service and ask about checking the tapes, wife says Dont Wait, do it SOON. a friend of her's parked car was hit and the tape cought the person that hit the car! Good luck!

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WalMart said I had to call the police and their security department would work with the police. I reported it and the officer went inside. I had to go back to work, but he called an hour later and said they have the video where a car pulls up to my Ranger and pulls the auger from it. (Small station wagon,dark in color possibly blue or green, maybe a Ford Escort with the front license plate not centered. The guy goes into the store but they don't get a good enough shot of him to really ID him.) The officer called last night and said that is very little to go on. He suggested I call around to pawn shops and contact my insurance company. So, at this point, it doesn't look good for recovery, but who knows. He may call, with the cold coming this week, he may need that auger extension!

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Hey Cicada,

Was this at the Dilworth Wal-Mart? My wife works there too. We'll keep an eye out.

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It was the Detroit Lakes WalMart. About 2:00 in the afternoon. Half way accross the parking lot in row 3.

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To bad a guy couldn't get a snap shot of the vehicle by your truck,from the vid., then put it on a flyer with some other info. and hang them all around town, plus when out on the lake, hand them out to some folks out fishing.

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Can you try getting a copy of the tape? I would bring it to your favorite computer geek and see if he or she can enhance it and try to get a number.

Today, any HS kid can do it.

Hitman

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No, WalMart will only let the police department view the tapes. I think the police probably have better things to do than run errands for me. But, hey, as long as I'm here can I whine some more? Found out today that I have a $500 decuctable on my insurance. Not much good for a $450 auger. And, as if I need more to complain about, My Big Buddy heater, like everyone else's, doesn't work properly. I went to L&M Fleet to see what could be done. They said Mr. Heater has acknowledged a problem and had given them an 800 number for us to call and make arrangements to send it in for repairs. Called the number and the lady informs me that as of Monday they are no longer taking them. They have found a bigger problem that makes them dangerous to use. If you have one, you should not use it until they figure out what to do next. They are working with some government agency deciding whether they can fix the things or if they should be totally recalled. If you have one of these things, you should call the 800 number. They will be putting notices in the paper and on the news but if you call them, they will get some information from you and contact you personally. The decision will be made about February 1st. It's ok that my new fangled, state of the art, EXPENSIVE, heater is a paper weight cause I can't drill any holes anyway!

The number for Mr Heater is 1-800-251-0001.

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Just wondering what it is thats wrong with the heater so I know what to look for. I hope that something turns around for you soon, thats one heck of a run of bad luck!

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First, it is the "Big Buddy" only. Model numberMH18B. It won't run on high heat. It has something to do with the gas pressure messed up and gas not being lit but coming out of the unit when running. Gotta admit, I was in a bit of a daze (thinking,"hummmm, just another $150.00 well spent on my part) while she's explaining this to me. Best to call if you have one of these.

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I had one of these as well, but recieved it broken from Cabelas and returned it a couple days before this mess came about, what luck!!! I heard that when run on high, the gas lines would freeze and not let the gas burn and ultimately leak out elswhere. I've also heard that the pilot light always went out. Maybe I'll wait and get one in a year or two after they fix the kinks.

Fisherdog

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Surveilance. Just a little tip for ya!

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