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So I gave ebay another chance and I bought another macbook off of ebay from an online pawn shop because it was a price I couldn't refuse. I was going to erase tiger and install leopard but there was a password that I couldn't crack. The previous owner had left her resume on here so I called her to ask her for the password and she told me the laptop was STOLEN from her. So after about 5 minutes of awkwardness, I offered to put all of her data on the external hard drive it was sold to me with and mail the hard drive back to her. She said she would call me back "to figure something out"......
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Seriously, am I going to be out of luck AGAIN...I want to keep this laptop.:Shouting: It's in mint condition.
 
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xj6jaguar1985,

Whoa, bad situation. Not sure where you stand legally on this or what responsibility eBay has for this kind of situation. If you have a lawyer you can talk to, I would check it out with him or her...

I hope it comes out good for you, sorry for your misfortune...

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xj6jaguar1985,

Whoa, bad situation. Not sure where you stand legally on this or what responsibility eBay has for this kind of situation. If you have a lawyer you can talk to, I would check it out with him or her...

I hope it comes out good for you, sorry for your misfortune...

Noel


Yeah, I would definitely at the very least, get in contact with eBay. This is fraud at best, and you are now in receipt of stolen property (worse yet, you're now aware of it, which could make you more culpable).
 
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You never know, she may have claimed on insurance already - but yoou have done the right thing and are acting responsably
 
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You never know, she may have claimed on insurance already - but yoou have done the right thing and are acting responsably
even if she has there are legal problems with possessing stolen property.
 
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True, it is called theft by receiving, and is also a felony above a certain dollar amount depending on what dollar level it is it your state (the dollar amount being what it was when she reported it stolen), and technically you could even go to jail! Tricky situation indeed.
 
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Hope you can work this out and end up either neutral or better, in a more positive situation than before. Good luck sir :)
 
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You seriously need to contact a lawyer.
 
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Nah I don't have to. Her story is full of holes and I'm keeping this laptop.
#1. I contacted the local police department and a police officer and she said the story sounded really sketchy.
#2. The girl's ex boyfriend who is the legal owner of the laptop since the laptop was given to the girl as a gift, said I could keep the laptop
#3. The girl told me she was going to file a police report tomorrow since she didn't report one because she thought "It was out on the streets so she'd never find it.".
....Yeah okay....Lol, it's my laptop.
 
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True, it is called theft by receiving, and is also a felony above a certain dollar amount depending on what dollar level it is it your state (the dollar amount being what it was when she reported it stolen), and technically you could even go to jail! Tricky situation indeed.

Ok, but I bought it on eBay. I am at no fault. Things like this happen daily.
 
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Ok, but I bought it on eBay. I am at no fault. Things like this happen daily.

Agreed. Not to mention that if the laptop passed through the hands of a pawn shop they are responsible for checking with the authorities and reporting the merchandise they receive. Hence why, at least in Florida, they have to hold the merchandise for a certain amount of time, AND get the full information of the person turning it in.
 
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You must be disappointed. I don't want to guide you on this one because it could go either way. I would get some legal advice from a lawyer.
 
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Agreed. Not to mention that if the laptop passed through the hands of a pawn shop they are responsible for checking with the authorities and reporting the merchandise they receive. Hence why, at least in Florida, they have to hold the merchandise for a certain amount of time, AND get the full information of the person turning it in.

Hence why I wiped the laptop and installed leopard on it and cleaned it up. Man the thing looks brand new!
 
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UGH I have to return it. Uh I bought a "Single user edition" of leopard. Did I just waste it on this laptop?
 

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UGH I have to return it. Uh I bought a "Single user edition" of leopard. Did I just waste it on this laptop?

Nope. It's not tied to the hardware as a system disc would be. Just format the hard drive.

What happened?
 
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A Virginia Beach cop just called me and said I'd have to return it and he would "Greatly appreciate it if I turned it in to the nearest sherrif's office." There's two options for me:
1. I return it to the pawn shop, let the cops know I'm returning it there where they can confiscate it so I can get the money back.
2. I turn it in to the authorities when I get a case number so I can get refunded.
 

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A Virginia Beach cop just called me and said I'd have to return it and he would "Greatly appreciate it if I turned it in to the nearest sherrif's office." There's two options for me:
1. I return it to the pawn shop, let the cops know I'm returning it there where they can confiscate it so I can get the money back.
2. I turn it in to the authorities when I get a case number so I can get refunded.

That's a shame. I hope you're able to get every penny of your cash outlay back on that one. The pawn shop really should have been more meticulous about proving ownership.
 
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Yeah...I'm going to see what mac people on here have for laptops...But I think I'm going to get a refurbished one off of apple.com
 
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Man oh man, that's some BS!!! I'd make them give me a police report and verify it first. Never know, it could be this chicks boyfriend or some random dude telling you that he's a cop. You shouldn't be the one getting nix'd for this. The pawn shop / auction owner should be responsible for this merchandise.

I hope you can get this resolved.
 
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ouch dude that sucks , worst part is if you didn't contact her you could have used the leopard or tiger install disc to reset the password that is unless it was a firmware password.
 

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