Submitted by Commonlifter69 in Illegalism (edited )

Trying to get a macbook for college soon, let me know what you all think of my plan.

When observing an Apple store the other day, I noticed that when a customer decides to buy a macbook, or any sort of Apple product for that matter, the employee would sometimes leave the product with the customer before it is paid for going away to do something else, presumably to get some accessory that the customer is interested in. I was thinking, what if I swipe the macbook while the employee isn’t there and the customer isn’t paying attention? Since the customer didn’t pay for it yet they wouldn’t be as protective over the it, and to be honest even if they already did I bet Apple would replace it for them after seeing security footage.

I just want to know what is the standard procedure when a store realizes this has happened, so how quickly do I need to leave the area, and will the macbook be activation locked meaning I need to sell it first and then rebuy?

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2rnigeir18 wrote

my opinion would be for you to be the one to ask for the macbook then ask them for something you know they have to go to the back for then grab and dip if they will leave others most likely to will do it to you

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CICLUS wrote

The only problem with that is that all apple stores keep all the serial numbers for all the mac books that come in and out of storage and can be dis-activated if you steal it, I don't know if this is 100% true, but something to think about.

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Lifter117 wrote

What about Walmart? I got today but don't want to connect to the internet just yet.

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CICLUS wrote

Walmart doesn’t give a shit

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CICLUS wrote

You are not obligated to trust a stranger on the internet

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Commonlifter69 OP wrote

I've thought about that, but upon research I realized that this only applies to mobile devices like iphones, which have cellular data. This type of blacklist would only make it so that the device cannot use cellular service and of course, prevent it from being brought into the store for apple care. If I want to be extra safe, I can also consider selling it to some poor sap and have them find out for themselves and use the money to buy a clean one.

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