[Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 03:00:31 UTC 2012


When I was a regular mac user (up until about 2 years ago or so) macs were
pretty easy to get into. Not sure about now.

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> I'm aware that many shops use password cracking programs to get in,
> unaware that most machines these days have a factory settings restore
> feature. Not sure if a similar feature exists for macs.
> Most windows pc users on this list(excluding people like Phil,Chad & Lisa)
> know about macs than your average pawn shop owner.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >
> > Greetings!
> >
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >
> > <JC>
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