To all those who have replied to my original post, thank you for your kind words and yes I know it would be a good thing to have an alarm and tracker but who would have thought any one would steal it for a third time especially as they cleaned everything out of it the first two times. I suspect that we aren't going to see it again as someone most probably wanted it for some nefarious reason and needed to use it to move something illegal or something that they have pinched.
I might as well take the opportunity to say that If you are the person who has taken my vehicles, and I am sure that thieves are part of the neighbourly community and may well read this, then just do what what you have to do with the truck and trailer, and then when you have finished, drop it off somewhere that it can be found easily, so that I can get back to work.
And if it's not too much trouble, don't bugger around, get on with it.
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.