[Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's

JonathanCalloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 21:03:36 UTC 2012


I found the Mac I've been wanting at a Pawn shop this weekend, and got a great deal on it. However, I noticed that the much of the previous owner's data was still on it. It made me wonder how many PC's (and Macs) get sold at pawn shops with personal data on them. 

While I understand there is a chance that it may have been stolen (I've heard that one already!), is it possible that pawn shops regularly perform fresh Windows installs, or even wipes on PC's, but they just dind't know what to do with this Mac? 

I wonder how many identities are stolen in pawn shops. . . What do you think? 

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