What could someone do with a laptop serial #

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  1. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 New Member

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    Basically i just want to know, because i might sell my laptop and someone wants the serial number to check the warranty and crap. So my question is, can they do anything with it?
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    Yea i would like to know also I'm in the same situation but with a desktop
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    I really need to know soon....

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    Please help!
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    murphmanny Banned

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    I think they could report as stolen, and if found, you'd get in trouble.

    I thought I heard that somewhere.
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    Mhm...Well someone off Craigslist think's i stole it because i won't give him the serial number.
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    murphmanny Banned

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    Ask what they want the serial number for. If it's for a reason that would seem alright, then give it to them. Gotta trust.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    id give it to him assuming you have some proof of purchase. like a receipt. or credit card statement. that proves that if the guy does try to report it stolen you have some higher proof. also save the emails as im assuming hat how hes contacting you. that way you can also show that you gave it to him.
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    They can do, more or less, bugger all.

    The serial number is used in warranties and such, and for buisnesses keeping track of their IT infrastructure, for keeping records and the like.
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