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Car stereo thieves - is this a problem in Poland?


greth  
4 Sep 2009 /  #1
Hello, i was thinking of getting a nice stereo in my car, just a couple speaker, a subwoofer and a couple amps.
My friends tell me not to do it because even if i will install it so that it will not be visible and seem like a standard stereo, people that will here loud music coming from my car will follow me, wait until i park and steal my stereo. Is this exaggerated or should i avoid getting a decent stereo in my car?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
4 Sep 2009 /  #2
i'm surprised you even have a car, Polish people are notorious for stealing cars!! seriously, don't be so paranoid.
lexi 1 | 176  
4 Sep 2009 /  #3
Maybe forget about getting a sterio in the car, simply get a hand held device then you can play loud music, and have no need the park, thus illiminating the prospects of you having to park your car and have your new sterio stolen. Problem solved I think.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Sep 2009 /  #4
The Germans had an old saying about the Polish but the emphasis should be on old. It's not such an issue these days apparently.
NPosuniak 8 | 91  
5 Sep 2009 /  #5
An old Polish exchange student told us there was a saying which roughly translated was:

"Come visit Poland, you're car is already here!"
TheOther 5 | 3,872  
5 Sep 2009 /  #6
NPosuniak
There was another one (crude translation): "Just stolen, already in Poland".
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
5 Sep 2009 /  #7
I'm familiar with both of those. Class!
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
5 Sep 2009 /  #8
there was a saying which roughly translated was

It is rumoured that all Polish thieves relocate to UK ;)

I haven't seen any glass pieces for a long time. In my area luxury cars staying overnight on the street. Loud music coming from car isn't rarity. Rather car thieves dismantling cars for mechanical or body spare parts is a problem.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
5 Sep 2009 /  #9
Hello, i was thinking of getting a nice stereo in my car, just a couple speaker, a subwoofer and a couple amps.
My friends tell me not to do it because even if i will install it so that it will not be visible and seem like a standard stereo, people that will here loud music coming from my car will follow me, wait until i park and steal my stereo. Is this exaggerated or should i avoid getting a decent stereo in my car?

What a non-issue. You know that Poles steal everything that even slightly looks Western.

The German joke is: In Schweden gibt es Schwedisches Stahl, In Deutschland Krupps-Stahl und in Polen diebstahl.

(In Sweden you got Swedish steel, in Germany Krupps steel and in Poland they steal)

M-G (tsk)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
5 Sep 2009 /  #10
The German joke is: In Schweden gibt es Schwedisches Stahl, In Deutschland Krupps-Stahl und in Polen diebstahl.

wow, never heard

most popular in Poland is
Heute gestohlen, morgen in Polen
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
5 Sep 2009 /  #11
That's it, M-G. A German guy told me just last Sunday in Kaunas but I couldn't remember how it went. Being Dutch, you have a better feel for German than I do. My German is pretty shabby.

Peter, he told me that one too. Pretty funny.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
5 Sep 2009 /  #12
wow, never heard

It's a pretty old one. Heard it for the first time about 20 years ago.

Seanus

In fact I heard it from a Dutchman who had a German girlfriend.

M-G (grmbl)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Sep 2009 /  #13
people that will here loud music coming from my car will follow me, wait until i park and steal my stereo.

Nonsense... But obviously If you start flashing everbody around with some expensive audio equipment there'a a risk that some day (or night) somebody will steal It.

(In Sweden you got Swedish steel, in Germany Krupps steel and in Poland they steal)

LOL ! Do you know how many children average Dutch man have ?
southern 75 | 7,096  
5 Sep 2009 /  #14
Car stereo thieves - is this a problem in Poland?

No,in Poland they steel mostly wheels.
frd 7 | 1,399  
5 Sep 2009 /  #15
Wheelcaps and rims.. sometimes they break the windows and check if there's a radio panel in the gloves compartment
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
5 Sep 2009 /  #16
LOL ! Do you know how many children average Dutch man have ?

1.4, I have to share my second child with 3 of my neighbours. It's rule. We have to keep the average alive.

M-G (kiddie kiddie kiddie)
Arien 3 | 721  
5 Sep 2009 /  #17
I guess you've been away for a while? It's actually 1.7 these days.

;)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Sep 2009 /  #18
1.4,

No, It's six. Three on the video and three more locked in the basement.
dnz 17 | 710  
5 Sep 2009 /  #19
I wouldn't worry about it, I had a fairly good system in a few of my cars and never got anything stolen,

How come you are after such a big setup? a decent set of component speakers behind the standard grills would sound nearly as good as a sub and amp,
asd  
5 Sep 2009 /  #20
dnz
trust me it doesn't ;)
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
5 Sep 2009 /  #21
Three on the video and three more locked in the basement.

No no no, Gregor, that's Austria :)

M-G (tsk)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
6 Sep 2009 /  #22
gloves compartment

I love learning English :)
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Sep 2009 /  #23
Hm, Poles use additives where they don't have to and don't use them where they have to. Makes it easy to recognize them :)

Did I say additives? Of course I meant adjectives.

M-G (had a drink, but was bored, so went home pretty quickly)

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