eBay... do I hide the serial number?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Demon Hunter, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Is it really bad if people can see the serial number? Should I black it out? I can't imagine how someone would be malicious with it... "you can check the warranty, oh nos" :D
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    someone can register ur comp in their name...
     
  3. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Just to be safe, you should draw a little black rectangle over the serial number in the picture...
     
  5. MIKECOOL3000 macrumors newbie

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    could use a photo program like aperture and simply blur out the number...?

    Mike.
     
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Blur that thing out or avoid taking a picture with the serial number in it...Your asking for trouble.
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    It could also cause problems if scammers use your pictures to pretend to sell a similar machine. They could see the person that buys yours has it (somehow...) and...it's just not worth it. :)
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    How hard is to "erase" the serial number in the picture? The amount of time it would take would be insignificant compared to the amount of time it could take to correct a wrongdoing that would occur by having it available.
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Erase it!!!

    I have had problems with posting the serial before. A guy tried to claim the iBook I was selling was his , I went uh huh that is why I have the box, manuals and receipt for it??? Ruined one of my ebay usernames though...
     

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