[Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's

Ed King chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 6 04:40:51 UTC 2012

according to the CCCCC...


I'm not even supposed to view the personal information I have found on so many 
of the computers I've acquired from thrift stores and yardsales as part of my 
computer collecting hobby.

yeah right

From: JonathanCalloway <jonathancalloway at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Mon, November 5, 2012 4:04:10 PM
Subject: [Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's


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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