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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Macbook Air box was stolen, should I be concerned?

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.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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I can understand his concern - covering his bases.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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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.
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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?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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They can use it to scam someone
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:08 PM   #8
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...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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:44 AM   #9
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The box isn't important. Lol
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:15 AM   #10
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 AM   #11
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:16 AM   #12
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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?

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:27 AM   #13
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You should be amused at the look on the thief's face when he opens the box.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:33 AM   #14
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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
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:57 AM   #17
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The bad news is that you were burglarized. The good news is that an empty cardboard box was stolen. Pretty lucky, I would say.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:50 AM   #18
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:32 PM   #19
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This is a funny thread. People throw their boxes in the trash, yet you are scared about a box.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:14 PM   #20
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He'll probably try to ebay it
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 06:18 AM   #21
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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)
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 07:31 AM   #22
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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.
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