How can I prove ownership of my iPods for insurance purposes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lauren14, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello. Please can anyone help me. We were burgled at the weekend. Among the stuff taken were two ipods belonging to my children - a nano and a classic. Both were sync-ed to my MacBook (which, thankfully, wasnt taken). I have no proof of ownership to show the insurance - they were fairly old, so we no longer have the boxes, manuals, etc - and I cant find the original receipts. Any tips on how else I can prove that we actually owned these items - are they somehow linked to my itunes account, or my Macbook - is there somewhere I could pull up a page showing the ipads/pods, and the serial numbers? Many thanks!!!
     
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    That sucks, sorry to hear that.

    Go to iTunes>Preferences>Devices and hover the mouse pointer of the iPod backup. The SN will pop up in in a window.

    Here is a screen shot (purposely omitted most of the serial #):
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    The iPad that I am hovered over hasn't been connected to my Mac in ages (clearly) and it still shows that serial #. I also have the serial to an older iPhone in there.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you Jessica. Now, having the SN is there anywhere I can punch that in to show what product is associated with the unique SN?
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Perhaps Apple can help you on that one? This is as close as I think you're going to get.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, many thanks for getting me this far anyway - appreciate your help!
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    No problem. Maybe someone knows another way, but that's all I do know. I hope it works out somehow.
     
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    You're probably thinking about this too hard. If you have photographs of them or of someone in the family using them that will be sufficient. Call your agent and ask--better yet, round up all of your questions and ask at the same time since the insurance company logs every time you call and its always better to bother them as little as possible.

    It's worth noting that the insurance company will assess their value based on how old they are and so their depreciated value. They are probably worth very little in terms of the insurance claim. It sucks, but you won't get replacement costs on an old bit of consumer electronics.
     

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