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Old 03-30-21, 03:06 AM
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I been throwing stuff away that reminds of dumb ideas or dumb purchases by me. This thing was the biggest PITA and got used maybe never.........i guess i could have packed it on the bike and used it to fend off dogs

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These were good, as they made it obvious to potential thieves that stealing the car would be more difficult. In certain places, they would still be a good idea.
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We had a Club and used it regularly. Countless people in the “big city” did.
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How about mini vans..... along with spinning hub caps!

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We have one in each of our cars and use them regularly. Especially when our dog is in the car who I never want to lose to a car thief. They rest in the channel between the passenger seat and drive shaft hump. Only takes about 5 seconds to install or remove but adds much peace of mind.

Now here's one we bought and never seriously used:

Security Bear

Ear piecing alarm forces thief to exit asap. I believe the bear gets securely cabled to the floor under the seat, so he can't easily be tossed out. Likely, the thief wouldn't be able to tell where the sound was even coming from.

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Old 03-30-21, 09:23 AM
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I dug out my old club a couple of years ago when I was driving around a classic car. It was really the only theft defense it had.
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Old 03-30-21, 10:07 AM
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Old 03-30-21, 01:31 PM
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I used a Club from the late-1980s all the way up through ~2006 when we got rid of our last car. A few friends made fun of me for putting any faith in that device, but hey, no one ever stole my car, so...

Come to think of it, I may have saved the Club when we sold the car! I can probably safely get rid of it now,

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Then there's this.......

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These were good, as they made it obvious to potential thieves that stealing the car would be more difficult. In certain places, they would still be a good idea.
For certain cars probably, so modern the key has to be kept in a metal box to avoid hacking.
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We have one in each of our cars and use them regularly. Especially when our dog is in the car who I never want to lose to a car thief. They rest in the channel between the passenger seat and drive shaft hump. Only takes about 5 seconds to install or remove but adds much peace of mind.

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Security Bear

Ear piecing alarm forces thief to exit asap. I believe the bear gets securely cabled to the floor under the seat, so he can't easily be tossed out. Likely, the thief wouldn't be able to tell where the sound was even coming from.

Don't forget about Trunk Monkey...........


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Old 04-04-21, 07:20 AM
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I have a club on my pickup that mostly just sits in the driveway until I need to haul or 4WD capabilities. I put it on the dwy vehicle years ago when they tried to steal the conversion van and had to put a window and steering column in it. The other vehicle that sits out is a my rusted out old '76 plow truck that has a stick, so not a theft target.
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i had a pedal lock on my Corvette. It worked well and took up little space.
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Old 04-04-21, 09:24 PM
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The pet rock yup still have it. Very low maintenance.
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Old 04-05-21, 09:16 AM
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hula hoops don't cost much more now than then but Frisbee Golf has made disc slingers pay inflated prices for the same piece of plastic
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hula hoops don't cost much more now than then but Frisbee Golf has made disc slingers pay inflated prices for the same piece of plastic
As an Avid disc golfer, I can tell you that there is a huge difference in the plastic over the years. The new stuff is borderline indestructible, which means that many years from now when the lake dries up, someone could find my disc and it would still be good to use.
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Always wanted one when I was young.

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And let’s not forget:

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I oftentimes eat my mid-ride snack at the local park with a disc golf course. From chatting with those guys I have learned that the discs can be purchased pretty cheaply from the local used sporting equipment store. Play it again sports. The discs are pretty durable but people lose interest and sell them. Yes, that was a bit of bicycle related content!
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The vehicles I had when The Cub was popular were such pieces of junk I wouldn’t even lock the doors hoping someone e would steal it such pieces of junk car thieves had no interest.
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Always wanted one when I was young.
My grandfather had a Popeil Pocket Fisherman when I was a wee teen in the 1970s. He used to stand out in our back yard and practice casting with it. Not sure if he ever actually took it out on the water to fish with.
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Clothespins. Still use them regularly to hang stuff, clip things together. REcently used them while installing some new electrical lines for new lighting in my house. You can find them at hardware stores, department stores, 5&Dime stores.

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Trailer hitch bumper, for both times that the bike rack wasn't attached.

It makes great garage art.
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