In article <yahoo_com-BE4D32.13474419082003news.hcf.jhu.edu>,
Frank Nospam <yahoo_comfrancis.uy> wrote:
Or, like so many people on eBay, someone who buys and sells all kinds of> I'm trying to buy a PowerBook G4 on Ebay. I have my eye on a 12"
> with superdrive, but the listing is written so badly that the
> seller clearly isn't a Mac user. So that means either it was an
> unwanted gift ... or a stolen Mac.
stuff in the hope of turning a profit, who never intends actually using
any of it. That is, someone who saw the PowerBook for sale somewhere at
a price lower than they thought eBay might bring for it.
There's no central registry or anything. If you know where the seller's> I'm hesitant to post the exact URL or item number, since I really do
> want to buy it and would rather avoid potential competitors. But I
> also want to do the right thing if someone was robbed. Ideas?
located you could try to contact the police in that area and ask if
there are any relevant theft reports. If you could get the serial
number from the seller you could try Googling it. Both of these are
Tom "Tom" Harrington
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