Why do people want my ipod serial number before bidding on it?
At any rate, my real question is: why do they want it? What's to be gained by knowing it?
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NigeriansTalula wrote: ↑Dec 13th, 2007 3:17 pmMaybe for warranty. Maybe they think I'm dumb enough to sell a broken ipod that could be repaired under warranty? Who knows...
Only reason I'm selling it is because I saw another broken 80gb video that's currently bidding at $187 - can you believe that? I mean, I got a BNIB 160GB for $300 - who pays nearly $200 for a busted ipod that might need a new hard drive?
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+13weddings wrote: ↑Dec 13th, 2007 5:01 pmI just bought a few thru RFD and once the transaction was confirmed, I was provided with the serial number to check it's validity ( I called apple to get it but there's a link on their site).
My reasons for asking for it were to:
That being said, it never occurred to me that a potential buyer would 'clone' it (why this would be the sellers problem in an ebay auction is beyond me)
- confirm it was not counterfeit
- confirm it had warranty on it
- build a relationship with the seller
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Yes, it's just an mp3 player. Reminds me of the commercial for an oil change where the business guy asks the customer's name on the phone and then goes on about "Remember the time with the thing..." as if he was buddy buddy with the customer when he didn't even know him.
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Lava wrote: ↑Dec 13th, 2007 7:38 pm+1
Those are the main reasons people ask for serial numbers.
When you buy something that's worth 300+ dollars, you wanna be darn sure that it is everything the seller has said it is...
I once bought an ipod off ebay, 30GB video, and the seller said it had minor wear, when we got it, that wasn't the case..
It appeared as though someone had dragged it along the back of a vehicle it was so scratched up! Also, the harddrive was defective and you couldn't load more than 6 songs on in... (wtf?!)
Luckily, however, it was still under the "You can purchase Apple warranty Until ___" period, and even though I did have to purchase Applecare, I got a brand new ipod... so in the end, it was worth it
But yeah, always CONFIRM that it has warranty and that it is valid by getting the serial number.
Edit: The warranty info, etc, can be found at: https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
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