Craigslist transactions in an Apple Store

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  1. barrett14 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking about doing a Craigslist transaction in an Apple store because it feels safe since there are a lot of people and since there is usually a police officer at the front. Has anyone done this and had a problem with Apple employees noticing what is going on and asking you to leave?
     
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  3. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Not a bad idea to do it in public. However, power up the phone and make sure icloud lock is off.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    What a different world we must live in.
    I think I've made maybe 5 or 6 Craigslist purchases in the last few years, and in each case went to the sellers residence to check out, pay for and take delivery of the items.
    All without ever feeling the tiniest bit threatened, not once, never crossed my mind.
     
  5. Macky-Mac, Nov 7, 2017
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    In an Apple store? Certainly there's a chance the staff would notice and ask you to do your business outside of their store.

    And trying to avoid the staff's attention might do just the opposite and lead them to believe you're trying to steal something........plus such behavior should alarm the other person who's involved in your transaction.

    I'd think you'd be better off finding some place other than a store......maybe a library, a hotel lobby, a post office, or a bank
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    Well considering his Apple Store has to have police protection, I'm guessing he's not in the best neighborhood!
     
  7. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    You're right, I missed that.:eek:
     
  8. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I think it depends on what you're buying and where you live. Years ago, I sold an old ATX Case (it wasn't that old at the time). I met the guy in the back of a parking lot, didn't really think anything of it. He seemed like a computer nerd needing a PC case to build a PC. I also bought a Viewsonic CRT monitor for $5 from some guy at his house. Again, just seemed like some guy getting rid of old stuff. Buying from Facebook is a bit different. Lots of sketchy looking iPhones for sale. Then you can look at the guy's profile and start making assumptions.

    As for the OP. I'd say maybe ask the store manager what you're wanting to do. They may have a policy in place already, either to kick y'all out or offer to make sure everything goes smooth.
     

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