Buying a Macbook that MAY be stolen. Bad idea? (yeah, I know, it is)
July 29, 2008 11:02 AM Subscribe
How do I know if the MacBook I'm buying is stolen and what happens if it is?
posted by Thrillhouse to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I'm considering buying a Macbook Pro from an acquaintance. Its brand new and relatively cheap. My first inkling is that its stolen but I'm not sure where from and I can't really be sure. He's not that kind of guy... or so I thought. What if it is? It is trackable back to me if it is? Am I on the hook for receiving stolen goods or anything if caught? Is it even possible to get caught once its in my possession? I already checked with Apple and they told me that there's not a lot of info they can give me if I give them the serial number before I buy it, even if it was taken from them.
This concerns me...
please don't tell me "If you're not sure if its stolen or not don't buy it." I already know that. I want to know what happens if I do.