Stolen Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by B@SS_SHOCK, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. B@SS_SHOCK macrumors member

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    Dammit just a few months before purchasing my iMac and I got my eMac stolen (have to use my laptop for now).

    I want to claim it on insurance but as most will know the eMac was only available through education, where I got a friend of the family who is a lecturer to purchase it. Will this cause problems with insurance? The invoice may say his name but does the first-time registering through Apple.com (which is under my name and address) and that I hold the invoice play through this?
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I think that would depend on your insurance company. I'd say it's a good thing that it's registered under your name from the get-go, but the only thing you can do is really call your insurance company and see what they say. Explain the whole situation to them up-front. Say you needed him to buy it for you, but it's yours.

    How did a desktop get stolen anyway?
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Sorry, I can't help you, but how does one go about stealing an eMac? That's gotta be kinda hard...
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. Lying to the insurance company is a sure way to get in a lot of trouble.. namely insurance fraud, even though it was yours and you purchased it. Be honest, tell them everything up front.
     
  5. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    i second this, how was the 'white elephant' stolen?

    for the record though, sorry to hear that it was stolen
     
  6. B@SS_SHOCK thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help, but yes there is no way to commit insurance fraud, the truth is on the invoice! About how they stole it, well we were out for the Easter break and we got a call that our house was burgled from our next-door neighbor, who interrupted them before they stole anything from the other rooms. Sadly, they used a stolen vehicle for their grab.

    EDIT: I should add that an eMac wouldn't be so hard to steal as much as a big hulking Sony Trinitron which my uncle got nabbed a while back!
     
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to hear about the robbery, it's rediculous that people actually do things like that. Just be honest with the company, and I'm sure it will work out.
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Man, sorry to hear that. Hope you get the situation figured out, I can't imagine having one of my Macs stolen. :( :(
     
  9. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    Weird! Last night I had a dream that my eMac got stolen. :eek:
     
  10. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    Technically what happened was that he bought it and then sold it to you. You're still the owner and even if the invoice has your friend's name on it, a signed/notorized letter (if required) would do the trick. Just because you were not a first purchaser, doesn't mean you aren't the owner. Otherwise, going on that logic, youd wouldn't be able to insure used vehicles.
     
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  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    At any rate, if it is a replacement cost insurance policy, the insurance will pay for the most-similar new machine to replace this - which means a 17" iMac Core Duo (all in one, 17", lowest model). You'll want a quote from your local Apple dealer stating the price and that this is the closest new model available.
     
  13. B@SS_SHOCK thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it'll be fine. I'll just get my mate to sign a letter that it was purchased for me and that all ownership falls under my name, and that it was understood by both parties that it was bought as a gift. But yes, thanks for all the quick replies and I'm sure this will get resolved quickly.
     

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