Hi, y'all This may be sort of a dumb ? but I don't really know how "registering" your Apple product works.. I've had a couple different iPhones and that's it when it comes to Apple. I just purchased an iPad brand new and sealed from a seller on Amazon marketplace. It was pretty cheap (but now I see a couple companies are selling it for around the same price, so I don't feel that's what's makes this transaction so dodgy). I looked up the serial # when I got it today and it said it has Apple+ or whatever until Dec. of 2014 which is what he told me too, so that's fine.. however, I started reading things online about how if you don't have the original receipt and something happens to it (i.e. they buy insurance or something and then say the iPad was stolen/lost and it's in my possession even though I bought it) that I could be at fault. Is this true? Do you always need the original purchase receipt in order to have full "ownership" of your device? This is what the lady @ Apple told me when I called. Also, when I gave her the name of the seller (the name he gave me, anyway), he wasn't listed as the purchaser/person registered? either. It was somebody else. How do they get the name of the owner of an Apple product if it's unopened? Through the credit card used? (Then what if a person uses cash? - so that can't be the way.) The seller told me it was a Christmas gift given to him (I asked him why the price was so low) and he just wanted to sell it for a lower price to get rid of it quick. The Apple lady assured me that iCloud hasn't been activated or anything with the device but that if I didn't have the original receipt, something could still eventually go awry down the line and I just don't feel comfortable taking that risk. What made me wary is when I checked out his storefront earlier today - he had another iPad brand new and sealed listed for sale. Kind of weird to me - obviously he didn't get another one as a gift.. I mean, what are the odds? I told him I was returning it because I just didn't feel comfortable with the fact that it didn't come with a receipt - I never opened it at all. Can someone clarify HOW an iPad or Apple product in general gets a name/owner? If it's given as a gift for example, how would the person receiving the gift then be able to prove ownership? How does one prove that the iPad is actually theirs if purchased from a 3rd party seller? If someone decides to purchase from a 3rd party seller, what steps do they need to take to ensure that they have complete ownership and not have to worry about these sorts of things? Thank you for your advice in advance.