How to tell if laptop is stolen.

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  1. Ariez

    Ariez OT Supporter

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    So my sister bought a macbook off craiglist, however the security lock plate thing was broken. she did not notice it until 3 days later (the laptop was in otherwise great shape and didnt bother checking the side).

    There is a warranty left on it and when check on Apple support site it says warranty is still supported. I call the guy that she bought the laptop from and he assured us it was not stolen and stated if it was stolen it would be on Apple's Blacklist. (No idea what that meant). He also will not offer a refund because its been a week.

    I do not want to post the serial number here but is there anyways to find out if its stolen? And if it is what can we do about it?
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i guess call apple up and tell them...perhaps it was taken from a store and they will replace it for you...or arrest you, who knows
     
  3. Ariez

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    I guess I will do that...but they wont take the laptop away and leave us with nothing right? Because if thats the case i rather just keep the damn thing.
     
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    just keep it, dont risk
     
  5. Ariez

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    Yea but the thing is that she need to use the security lock because she plan to use it on campus.
     
  6. NightyNight

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    i can ask tomorrow if we have a black list or something, find out more info for you? :dunno:
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    this might be your best bet. the original poster should PM his info to this guy
     
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    I was told once that apple doesnt service stolen laptops, but they have to be reported to apple first i guess. Apple care should be able to tell you over the phone.
     
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    honestly, if you have the guys info from craigslist, I'd call apple and find out. If it is stolen, then get the police involved and go from there. I'd imagine you'd feel pretty shitty if someone stole your laptop and sold it to someone, and that someone thought it might be stolen but did nothing about it.
     
  10. Ariez

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    I would feel shitty, that why i want to find out if its stolen. And again, I do not want to be the guy who got the worst end of the deal (Laptop goes back to the person that lost it, dude got my sisters money, and she left with nothing but a lost of 1100).
     
  11. NightyNight

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    Sent you a pm. :hs:
     

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