Stolen MBPs on EBAY and CL- How do you know?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zipur, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. zipur macrumors 6502a

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    I read and article in about Apple stores being broken into. There are also reports of people selling stolen computers on EBAY and Craigslist. With the soon to be released Haswell causing and uptick in used 2012s on the market I was wondering.

    1) How would you know if it is stolen?
    2) If you took it in for service would Apple alert you or call the Constable?
    3) How can you avoid purchasing a stolen machine.
    4) What if you purchased a used machine and it had someone else personal data on it.
    5) Would apple care still be valid. Is it transferable.
    6) If you found out that your machine you purchased was stolen would you return it to the rightful owner

  2. sharkman macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ask for the S/N and check with Apple?

    If you think you need to do this, you probably already have your answer.
  3. zipur thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    Actually no I don't have the answer, I got my MBP from the store. I was just wanted to be clear incase someone were to ask me.
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Uh... if it doesn't show up after you buy it?
  5. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    Haha, he was saying if he purchases and receives a laptop that was previously stolen from someone else.

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