Just found an Apple Watch at a Pawn Shop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by wknapp0924, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    Walked into a Pawn Shop and spotted the SS AW 42mm with box and all accessories. Guy told me 450 and it's mine so of course I offered $400.00 because it had some scratches on the SS. He accepted.

    Got home and checked the serial number and the watch has the Apple Care +!!! Best deal ever.

    Upgraded from 42mm SGS.
     
  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Very nice deal and the AC+ was just a nice kicker. I assume the black sport band? Great deal!
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I love to hear stories like this. I purchase almost all my products used. Saves tons of $$
     
  4. wknapp0924 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea. Black Sports band. I have a blue leather loop that I got for my SGS and it looks perfect with the SS
     
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    Congrats - good deal indeed, especially because it has AC+
     
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Sweet! I got a SS Apple Watch for the wife on eBay. It was the 38mm one and I paid $425 shipped (would've been $606 or so with tax in the area I live). Wish I had the AppleCare+ for her though, so you lucked out big time. Congrats.
     
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    You're lucky that the original owner didn't know better to request a refund for AC+, although he/she can still do it if they have the essential information.
     
  9. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for letting me know. I was the original owner of that watch when I sold it at the shop. I will request the refund.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No problem. Why are you doing so poorly financially if you have to resort to selling it at a pawn shop? ;)
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Actually the question should be: Why weren't you smarter and sell it here or on Craig's List for more dinero? :eek:
     
  12. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    It could also be stolen. People often pawn stuff that stolen.
     
  13. wknapp0924 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa got heated. Personally I don't know if it was stolen or not and I will never know until they decide to add activation lock to the  watch.

    I seriously doubt it was stolen with box and every accessory included. EdisEdward you live in Hawaii? Small world.

    If they did get their money back for AC+ I would still have a great deal at the end of the day.
     
  14. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    Could have been stolen off the porch when delivered.

    when my macbook was stolen, they took every accessory with it. Including the box.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This is honestly probably what happened.
     
  16. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Well, this thread has certainly taken an interesting turn! What are the chances that the original owner and the person who subsequently bought the watch both live in Hawaii, went to the same pawn shop, are MacRumors members, and ended up in the same thread?
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    Lets keep the accusations of it being stolen out of the thread. the OP purchase the watch legally and there's no evidence that it was stolen. Such discussion will derail the thread and is not fair to the OP's discussion.
     
  18. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    He is just joking around. He did not sell the AW to a pawn shop.
     
  19. wknapp0924 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well just wanted to share my good luck. Not everything in life is stolen. People get hard up for money a lot and will take anything for a buck. I have found really great deals. Bought a 1500 tv from a girl for 700 bucks and she even gave me the receipt that showed she paid 1500 2 months earlier. Such is life.
     
  20. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Pawn Shops required to hold the item. Once it purchased if it comes back it comes back on the Pawn Shop and their responsibility to take the thief to court. Stolen or not - congratulations. Enjoy!
     
  21. Julien, Sep 7, 2015
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    Actually this not completely correct. By law if you buy something you then own it. If it is stolen from you no matter what channels, trades, sales or whatever it goes through you are still the legal and rightful owner.

    http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/must-a-pawn-shop-return-stolen-property-to-its-owner/

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/c...ost-found-and-uncollected-goods/stolen-goods/
     
  22. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    That depends on the country. Stolen goods are still stolen goods here, and is still owned by the original owner by law.
     
  23. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Didn't read my post - I am referring to the person that buys it from the pawn shop. After that point if the stolen goods are tied back to the pawn shop they are responsible. Currently in the middle of several items stolen and sold to a pawn shop. Some have already been resold and others remain at the pawn shop which we will recover soon.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yeah, pawn shops are now tightly regulated and are required by law in many jurisdictions to keep IDs of all transactions. As a result, you don't find too many stolen goods like in the past.
     
  25. wknapp0924 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok this thread has been beaten to death.

    Mods please close it. Thank you.
     

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