Sat, Sep. 29, 2007

Bargain at Auction Legal

CK - Washington.   On September 28, 2007, the Pforzheim criminal conviction of an online auction buyer of equipment at a price too good to be true has been lifted, various news sites such as Netzeitung report.

The appellate ruling from the Karlruhe court, Landgericht Karlsruhe, is not yet published on its web site but an earlier press release is available. The auction buyer had paid approximately a third of the market price, and the Pforzheim court applied the fencing statute, ruling that the buyer should have known that the equipment was stolen.


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