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Old May 12, 2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Bought a new iPad mini for 250 in box

U want to call apple to check the serial it was a impulse buy but now I'm wondering about it. I checked the support and it wasn't activated yet.

Can apple tell me if the serial is clean? Should I go to the store and tell apple and just give it back to them? I was in my barbershop and some guy had one for sale.

Impulse buy it was a good deal and I wanted to sell my android tablet.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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The guy could have been selling it for a myriad of reasons. Maybe he stole it and was off loading it? Maybe he won it in a raffle but already has one? Did you ask him why?

I wouldn't immediately assume the worst. I mean, if it was new in the box, chances are it's probably not stolen.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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The guy could have been selling it for a myriad of reasons. Maybe he stole it and was off loading it? Maybe he won it in a raffle but already has one? Did you ask him why?

I wouldn't immediately assume the worst. I mean, if it was new in the box, chances are it's probably not stolen.
It's nib and its 80 bucks off bro, I panicked and I was like oh crap what a deal!! Now I'm thinking it over. I didn't ask questions bro i just went to get a haircut.

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The guy could have been selling it for a myriad of reasons. Maybe he stole it and was off loading it? Maybe he won it in a raffle but already has one? Did you ask him why?

I wouldn't immediately assume the worst. I mean, if it was new in the box, chances are it's probably not stolen.
How can you get a new iPad not stolen for so cheap? I doubt he gets them wholesale.

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Old May 12, 2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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The only way you can tell if the ipad is legit is to open it. People are getting sophisticated now adays that they can put the plastic wrap back in a way as what apple does. If you know the guy then its good otherwise take it with a grain of salt. Check it now and open te box and see what's inside.
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Old May 12, 2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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U want to call apple to check the serial it was a impulse buy but now I'm wondering about it. I checked the support and it wasn't activated yet.

Can apple tell me if the serial is clean? Should I go to the store and tell apple and just give it back to them? I was in my barbershop and some guy had one for sale.

Impulse buy it was a good deal and I wanted to sell my android tablet.
If it's NIB it's probably not stolen...

I usually see iPad Minis going for ~40-50 off if you look in the right places... So don't worry about it.
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Old May 12, 2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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The only way you can tell if the ipad is legit is to open it. People are getting sophisticated now adays that they can put the plastic wrap back in a way as what apple does. If you know the guy then its good otherwise take it with a grain of salt. Check it now and open te box and see what's inside.
Opened it brand new. I don't k or the guy it was a impulse buy.

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If it's NIB it's probably not stolen...

I usually see iPad Minis going for ~40-50 off if you look in the right places... So don't worry about it.
Okay I will. Lets hope the cops don't come knocking
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Old May 12, 2013, 07:44 PM   #7
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Opened it brand new. I don't k or the guy it was a impulse buy.

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Okay I will. Lets hope the cops don't come knocking
I highly doubt cops will bother you over a 250.00 ipad
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Old May 12, 2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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I highly doubt cops will bother you over a 250.00 ipad
Never touched a criminal activity, getting my life together and I wanna keep down that path.
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:54 AM   #9
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U want to call apple to check the serial it was a impulse buy but now I'm wondering about it. I checked the support and it wasn't activated yet.

Can apple tell me if the serial is clean? Should I go to the store and tell apple and just give it back to them? I was in my barbershop and some guy had one for sale.

Impulse buy it was a good deal and I wanted to sell my android tablet.
here's the link to check your s/n. http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

from my understanding, you're worried about the mini. you opened it and it's brand new. the reason there's no support activated yet is because it was not registered yet. you got a good deal for $250 so why worry. just use it and enjoy your ipad.
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Old May 14, 2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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It's nib and its 80 bucks off bro, I panicked and I was like oh crap what a deal!! Now I'm thinking it over. I didn't ask questions bro i just went to get a haircut.

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How can you get a new iPad not stolen for so cheap? I doubt he gets them wholesale.
Maybe he won it at a raffle? My mother has won two iPads in the last year at work functions. She already has one so she gave one to a coworker and then sold the other one.
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Old May 14, 2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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U want to call apple to check the serial it was a impulse buy but now I'm wondering about it. I checked the support and it wasn't activated yet.

Can apple tell me if the serial is clean? Should I go to the store and tell apple and just give it back to them? I was in my barbershop and some guy had one for sale.

Impulse buy it was a good deal and I wanted to sell my android tablet.
LOL, a guy in a barbershop sold it to you and that didn't seem odd?
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Old May 14, 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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LOL, a guy in a barbershop sold it to you and that didn't seem odd?
I thought everyone bought their electronics in a barbershop .
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Old May 14, 2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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You checked the serial and it was clean so that part is ok.

Like others said, it could have been won and just trying to make some money. He could have bought it for his girlfriend and she left him, so he's trying to get some of his money back.

If it's stolen, it was probably done so by a store employee off the truck or their lockup room. Most stores to my knowledge won't have a list of serial numbers to their devices. It'll get written off as Shrink for the store.
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Old May 14, 2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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If its wifi only who cares? The apple police ain't going to hunt you down, they can't block you from accessing wifi.

If it had the choice between a $200 one that was stolen or $329 I'd take the stolen one every time. For $250 I would go for the $329 though, not as big of a difference.
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Old May 19, 2013, 05:28 AM   #15
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or the guy needed quick cash and bough it on his credit card before claiming BK. i just sold mine for 330.00 whiting for the next one.
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Old May 19, 2013, 06:11 AM   #16
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It'll be off the back of a lorry but don't worry apple dosnt bother with odds and sods
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Old May 21, 2013, 01:24 AM   #17
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250 is a honest price for who is in need for money and has recenty bought something like an iPad.... don't worry you are ok. it is not cellular so it can't be blacklisted by carrier....
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