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Monday, July 23, 2007

Northgate Silver Platters Robbed Yesterday Morning

posted by on July 23 at 13:32 PM

Breaking News/Nerd Alert!

Yesterday morning, around 6:40 am, the Northgate Silver Platters was broken into, and about 200 Blu-ray discs were stolen. (Blu-ray, for those who aren’t familiar, is basically a more expensive DVD with supposedly SUPER DUPER MAGICALLY better quality that can only be played on a Blu-ray disc player or a Playstation 3.)

“It was basically the whole section of Blu-ray,” says SP Vice President Mike Batt. “We’re one of the main vendors that carry Blu-ray in Seattle, and they took pretty much everything in the section.”

Read the whole story over in Line Out.

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Supposedly? What a moron.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 23, 2007 1:40 PM

Man, talk about STUPID.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2007 1:47 PM

Wait, who's stupid? The crime victim? Charming.

Ebay here we come. The world's largest fenced goods operation.

Posted by Fnarf | July 23, 2007 2:04 PM


Are you really THAT stupid?

Posted by ecce homo | July 23, 2007 2:06 PM

Megan, sorry, had no clue you wrote it. Thought you were quoting from some idiot. up on BluRay. That is all.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 23, 2007 2:11 PM

I wondered why people were so pissed about the use of the word supposedly. I've never seen Blu-ray played next to DVD, so I can't say if the quality is that much better or not. I've just been told that it is. But I've also been told it's a pointless technology in the long run. Hence the supposedly.

Posted by Megan Seling | July 23, 2007 2:16 PM

Nerds get so mad when you get technology wrong and you don't "read up" on it. Once I spelled iPhone "Iphone" and I got shot in the leg.

Posted by jamier | July 23, 2007 2:31 PM

Blue Ray requires a Blue Ray player and Hi Def TV. If you don't own a hi-def TV (I myself am waiting for them to be less than $500 for the equivalent of a 31" TV) then you are forgiven to know that they are better than standard TV.

Posted by elswinger | July 23, 2007 2:35 PM

@7 - well, serves you right for not having your body armor on.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2007 2:36 PM


Try calling some artsy dipshit's macbook a McBook. They'll force you to asphyxiate yourself.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 23, 2007 2:37 PM

Woohoo, grammar dog pile!

So if they're "better quality" DVDs, are they handcrafted? Are they etched by artisans? Do they exhibit fine breeding? Do they come wrapped in rich Corinthian leather?

Posted by dirge | July 23, 2007 2:48 PM


Jesus spooges on every BluRay dvd. That is all you need to know.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 23, 2007 2:49 PM

Thank you, Megan. The correction is sufficient.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 23, 2007 2:50 PM

@12 Is that why they're making so few? And why the discs keep getting stuck in the tray?

Posted by dirge | July 23, 2007 2:58 PM

From the Line Out article:

"If you have information about the crime, e-mail Batt at, or notify the Northgate store manager, Justin, at 524-3472."

Why not notify the police (who would seem to be the proper authorities for this situation)? Is Silver Platters hiding something from the SPD? Are they planning some vigilante action?

Posted by mmbb | July 23, 2007 3:17 PM

Meanwhile, the vast and overwhelming majority of Americans continue not to buy either format, making Sony revenue even lower.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2007 3:22 PM

#15 Because the cops don't investigate property crimes.

Posted by elswinger | July 23, 2007 3:26 PM

Though, fyi, property crimes of items totalling over $500 constitutes felony theft.

Unless you have a witness/witnesses, or an otherwise ironclad case, you have to do the legwork yourself and submit it to the SPD. You compile lists of items stolen, pictures, drawings, etc, as well as submitting accounts of occurrances related to the crime to your assigned detective. You get a file going and if something happens or breaks in your case, you have already submitted some 'weight of evidence' that will help you in court.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 23, 2007 3:36 PM

@15: You could notify the cops, but if you notify Mike and/or Justin, they'll get in contact with the detectives who are handling their case. They'd be happy either way, I think. That's just what Mike recommended to do when I asked him who people should contact should they have more info. Silver Platters is not hiding anything. The police are on it.

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