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Fake anti-theft device

Instead of buying real... buy fake!
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Instead of spending money on a club, one could spend money on window shaped pictures of the inside of your car with a club on the wheel. When the theif is looking for an easy target it will look like your car is protected. These window stickers could also make it look like someone is sitting in the car. I guess you would need to buy one for all the windows to make it believable... and it might need to be more high-tech than just an image. Maybe one of those hologram things so when you walk around the car the image changes slightly. An expanded version of this would go along the lines of "Fake Car" except it would be a cover that you put over your nice car to make it look like a piece of junk. Or to make a junky car look even worse.
fatmess, Nov 05 2001

Fake Car http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Fake_20Car
Your idea to cover the existing car is probably better than this mind you. [stupop, Nov 05 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       How about an inflatable suicide contemplater in the front seat?
stupop, Nov 05 2001, last modified Nov 07 2001

       There are plenty of fake anti-theft devices on the market. Most take the form of blinking lights that simulate a car alarm and window stickers that indicate the car has an alarm.   

       The hologram idea is cool enough. Especially if, from whatever angle you look at it, the 'occupant' appears to be staring straight back at you.
phoenix, Nov 05 2001

       stupop - hilarious though it is - please elaborate on inflateable suicide contemplater or post as a separate idea
po, Nov 05 2001

       Well, since the holography projector is already fired up, how about if a projection of a much more desirable, unlocked and defenseless car is projected right next to the car you want to protect. The stupid ol' thieves will just go for the projected version, yes?
bristolz, Nov 07 2001

       We have a fake burglar alarm on the wall of our house for this purpose.
[Po] I was vaguely thinking of an inflatable dummy holding a gun to its head, or perhaps with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. That ought to discourage any would-be thieves - although you might get done for wasting police time.
stupop, Nov 07 2001

       steering wheels are made out of rubber and a thin layer of metal inside the rest is holly so it is flexible in an accident, a hack saw can cut a steering wheel easy, the clubs that you use on your car are considered useless and your idea does not really make much sense taking off pictures on your window are going to be harder than taking off the club car jackers will get the idea that there not really there and actally go for those cars becuase they know the people that own them can't afforad a real anti theft device
Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

       Thus speaks an expert, very quickly and with only two breaths.
PeterSilly, Sep 03 2002

       But rather more grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
angel, Sep 03 2002

       I learnt more from half-life's contribution than 90% of posts! My croissant goes to 1/2 life.
pfperry, Sep 03 2002

       mind-bender, perhaps that car WAS stolen!
pfperry, Sep 04 2002


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