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pepperexp
Feb 25, 2013, 09:03 PM
Luckily I had my Macbook Air with me when someone broke into my apt and stole the box/packaging for it.

Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.



Intell
Feb 25, 2013, 09:04 PM
There isn't much they can do. As long as you have your receipt and/or have the Macbook registered in your name, you should be fine.

paymonGT
Feb 25, 2013, 09:09 PM
This is a thread?

Spink10
Feb 25, 2013, 09:29 PM
This is a thread?

I can understand his concern - covering his bases.

Macman45
Feb 25, 2013, 09:31 PM
Luckily I had my Macbook Air with me when someone broke into my apt and stole the box/packaging for it.

Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.

The S/No. might be of value to somebody with a knock off....Just to safe, I'd tell Apple...I doubt they will do anything, but it won't hurt to alret them to the fact that the box is gone...I'd be super angry as I keep all my boxes for re-sale.

BeeJee
Feb 25, 2013, 10:34 PM
The S/No. might be of value to somebody with a knock off....Just to safe, I'd tell Apple...I doubt they will do anything, but it won't hurt to alret them to the fact that the box is gone...I'd be super angry as I keep all my boxes for re-sale.

Better then not having an Air to sell at all, eh?

hobbbz
Feb 25, 2013, 10:36 PM
They can use it to scam someone

Mr. Retrofire
Feb 25, 2013, 11:08 PM
...Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.
Apple has tools, which can change the computer serial number. Ask in an Apple store.

iAppl3Fan
Feb 26, 2013, 01:44 AM
The box isn't important. Lol

abz1981
Feb 26, 2013, 02:15 AM
Luckily I had my Macbook Air with me when someone broke into my apt and stole the box/packaging for it.

Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.

That sucks man. Have you reported it to the police or anyone? apple charges $20 for a replacement box.

LachlanH
Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 AM
That sucks man. Have you reported it to the police or anyone? apple charges $20 for a replacement box.

You can buy replacement boxes from Apple? Huh, that's neat. I wish I had kept my Macbook Pro Box. It's funny how much the damn boxes are nice things to behold. I mean...it's a BOX. Worth like .50c.

seveej
Feb 26, 2013, 03:16 AM
Luckily I had my Macbook Air with me when someone broke into my apt and stole the box/packaging for it.

Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.

Was there anything else in the box (accessories, installation media, etc.?)
In any case, if you sell the computer later, you could maybe have gotten a few tens more if you still had the box.

Was anything else taken? Was it a forced entry? Have you reported the unlawful entry?

RGDS,

Miat
Feb 26, 2013, 03:27 AM
You should be amused at the look on the thief's face when he opens the box. :D

abz1981
Feb 26, 2013, 03:33 AM
You can buy replacement boxes from Apple? Huh, that's neat. I wish I had kept my Macbook Pro Box. It's funny how much the damn boxes are nice things to behold. I mean...it's a BOX. Worth like .50c.

Lol I was only joking. Nope you cannot get one from apple. Well I don't know. Never asked lol. You can get one on eBay though. Item number Item #: 230934624989

Intell
Feb 26, 2013, 08:28 AM
Apple has tools, which can change the computer serial number. Ask in an Apple store.

The tools Apple uses for that won't reburn a serial number onto a board that already has a serial number. Even if the OP ha the logicboard swapped with a blank one, they'd only make it the same as the one on the case.

alphaod
Feb 26, 2013, 08:30 AM
I think you should be more concerned that someone broke in, perhaps they'll return for the computer next time. I would secure your home.

wolfpuppies3
Feb 26, 2013, 09:57 AM
The bad news is that you were burglarized. The good news is that an empty cardboard box was stolen. Pretty lucky, I would say.

Kissaragi
Feb 26, 2013, 10:50 AM
Id love to have seen his face when he opened the box to find it empty lol.

Id ring apple and let them know too, maybe they will send you a replacement if you asked nicely? For the resale value.

617aircav
Feb 26, 2013, 05:32 PM
This is a funny thread. People throw their boxes in the trash, yet you are scared about a box.

dec.
Feb 27, 2013, 12:14 PM
He'll probably try to ebay it ;)

DisplacedMic
Mar 4, 2013, 06:18 AM
Luckily I had my Macbook Air with me when someone broke into my apt and stole the box/packaging for it.

Should I be concerned with anything, I know the box has the serial number on it. I'm afraid of whoever took this box might try to claim it was originally theirs with having the box etc.

you should sell your story to Apple as a testament to just how light the device is that some halfwit thief didn't realize the box was empty.

either that or he used the box to carry all the crap he did steal from you ;)

(sorry you got robbed, glad you had your computer with you)

wolfpuppies3
Mar 4, 2013, 07:31 AM
Funny stuff, this. Burglar breaks in and steals trash. Send him/her my way and I will have less trash to take to the curb.