I think I might have bought a illegally obtained MBP

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  1. DRGN89 macrumors member

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    I don't know what to do. I bought this brand new sealed MBP off someone from kijiji with no receipt. He said he got it as a gift but wanted to sell it to get an iMac. I'm not really sure what to do right now, I'm afraid if I brought this MBP in for repair they might take it away from me. Keep in mind I also bought it for $1600 and it's the 15" 2.0GHz
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Sounds sketchy to me. No receipt? What were you thinking!?
     
  3. -Ken- macrumors regular

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    Why would you pay all that money without any sort of proof of ownership?? :confused:
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Put the sn into apples site it'll tell you if it's covered etc
     
  5. ozred macrumors 6502

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    About all you can do is call Apple.
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Apple don't police stolen property. perhaps annoyingly.
     
  7. DRGN89 thread starter macrumors member

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    It won't show unless i register the product.
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Apple doesn't police it's product and there's a very small chance they will do anything. Besides, there's nothing you can do. You paid for it now just use it. It's not like Apple is going to give you anything if tell them you might have a stolen Mac.
     
  9. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    Through what channel did you obtain this mbp? CL? ebay?
     
  10. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you register it and see?

    If it's stolen you can at least show proof of your transaction and I guess you won't be liable for anything.
     
  11. DRGN89 thread starter macrumors member

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    I called apple and they said there's no way for them to tell if its illegally obtained or not.
     
  12. darkeartg macrumors regular

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    I wonder how warranty is affected hmm... when would it start?
     
  13. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    ease your mind and enjoy then. once it's registered it will have warranty and you can also sell it without worries.
     
  14. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Sure there isn't, now they have your number and are one their way over o get their laptop!!!:eek:


    They can trace it if it was stolen as they have all the s/n's on file, for the instances when things are stolen from stores and such.
     
  15. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    if it hasn't been registered yet I think that warranty will begin when the machine is registered in the Apple site.
     
  16. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    there you go ... stolen or not ... you got a new Mac
     
  17. DRGN89 thread starter macrumors member

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  19. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't matter what you put in.
     
  20. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry.

    Just type in the serial number to the automated web page. It's really easy (Google it).

    You don't need dates, reciepts or anything.

    Post after you do this so we can sleep at night.....we are worried :D
     
  21. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Proof of your transaction from a 3rd party won't help you if Mac was stolen and the original purchaser has a receipt and has reported it to the police. You can still be charged, but it's unlikely. However, you would certainly lose the machine as it would be stolen property.
     
  22. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Yep. That will happen when she gets raided for the human slave racket she's running on the side. The Flatfoots will cross check the serial number and tack on an extra deuce to Her fiver.

    P Marlow.
     
  23. DRGN89 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've already called into Apple and they said everything is fine. I registered the warranty and it's all good.
     
  24. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    you don't need a receipt to register it. Once the computer is scanned at POS, it will become "live".
     
  25. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    After my lil fiasco with eBay

    I will never buy anywhere but apple or authorised dealers!

    If s/n has been registered u've got nought to worry about
     

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