bought a stolen touch:: scenerio.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rust.puppet, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    so say "someone" bought a ipod touch that was still in the packaging, and they found out it was stolen from a retail store.... and that "someone" tried to register it on itunes.

    is there any way they'd try to track to the phone and that "someone" would be caught for the sellers problem?

    or is there no way to track this?
     
  2. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    methinks you have dropped a hint. you go from saying "touch" to "phone"


    And your signature doesn't help the image. are you the someone?
     
  3. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry im usually on the iphone forum, its hard for me to keep on topic since i have ADHD or something.

    i actually meant to call it a ipod.

    but yes the point is that the person is me. i just dont want to get caught up in someone elses wrong doing but i dont want to give it up or lose out on the price i paid.

    [[im getting a iphone later, completely off topic though, im poor atm]]
     
  4. dtekdahl00 macrumors newbie

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    Theoretically I think justifying buying a stolen iPhone at a discounted price with "I am poor" is worse than the actual stealing.
    Everyone is poor. If you're poor, don't buy a phone with a $60 a month plan.
    Gah this OP is pathetic.
     
  5. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Buying stolen goods is a felony. Their problem already is your problem.

    And yes, the serial is traceable.
     
  6. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    Do you know why people steal? It's because there're always "someone" who will buy it.

    Don't willingly buy stolen goods.
     
  7. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    yea, if you didnt know it was stolen you may be able to return it then get your money back if the police get involved.

    same thing happened to me with a game boy micro on ebay a couple years ago, it was stolen so i had to send it to the police then i got a refund from paypal..

    my thinking is you knew it was stolen tho..
     
  8. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    i want to atleast try to get my money back from the seller, but they are good friends with a family member and i dont want any bad blood.

    i just think its stolen, mainly because it was still in the package and he was selling it 100$ cheaper than regular pricing.

    and fyi. by poor i mean i cant afford 2 months phone bill in advance at the moment plus the phone unsubsidized. [iphone 3g] im waiting till december when im upgrade elligable. just hit rough times right now.
     
  9. danimal99 macrumors regular

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    The iPod Touch is $100 cheaper bought as a refurb direct from Apple, and I'm thinking they are pretty cheap on ebay as well. It's not guaranteed to have been stolen.

    Your best bet probably is to just contact Apple and get the serial checked out, and if it's hinky, do whatever you need to do to clear it up.
     
  10. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    As you say, not necessarily stolen! It could be a free one from the Apple rebate, or an unwanted prize or insurance claim.
     
  11. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    True. My friend just sold a basically brand new 2G 8GB iPhone for $300. He received it from Apple as a replacement when his broke, and he put it in a drawer then got a 3G iPhone. There's always possibilities.
     
  12. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Throw it away. Buy a new one. Do the right thing.

    Ace:apple:

    P.S. Or you could walk up to the Apple Store it was stolen from at 2 in the morning and leave it at the door? :p
     

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