Just shows that They can't always find you. Online auctions are perfect for selling stolen goods.
Of course, once the UK's new legislation comes in, you won't be able to fence online, either.
Love how the article ends:
``Every day, there's $36 million in sales on eBay, and the great majority of purchases are legitimate,'' said company spokesman Kevin Pursglove. ``If anything makes the user suspect, do not hesitate to e-mail the seller and ask for background information.''
Yeah, right. "Dear laptop seller, I wonder if you could send me the serial number of the PC so I can check if it's stolen. Or perhaps, you could tell me if you are, in fact, part of a fencing consortiom. Thanks."