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Perdix AI Stolen

Discussion in 'Lost, Found & Stolen' started by Saniflush, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    Was not mine...well not exactly true. Originally was mine but had sold to my sister a year ago.

    Stolen out of checked luggage at Miami international airport before the flight to Atlanta a couple of months ago.

    I know, I know. She just realized it when I asked her to break it out for me to put a new screen protector on it. Longshot but thought I would put it here anyway in case someone bumped into it. (stranger things have happened)

    Perdix AI
    Serial number 3008EC7A
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    Mine that was stolen never turned up anywhere. I alerted Shearwater and they said they would flag the SN so if the "new owner" ever logged in with it, the red flag would go up. Nothing.
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  3. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    Thank you for the knowledge. I will alert Shearwater as well concerning this one.

    Got me thinking though. Obviously , none of these manufacturers keep a clearing house of reported stolen computers. I wonder if it would serve any purpose to set one up ourselves so someone buying used gear could check? Just a thought.
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  4. Robbyg

    Robbyg Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    I wish it worked but it doesn't. I have been part of something like that in two other Hobbies. Amateur Radio and Drones. In both cases the companies we checked said they would look out for serial numbers but that they could not inform anybody if they found one and they also could not block the person from using the device. When questioned they said it would create legal issues and it is only if they got a warrant from the police that they can do anything like block or give out address info.

    Setting up your own website is also a dead end as most of these thieves don't want the item for themselves but instead sell it on eBay. Once the new owner gets it there is very little chance that he/she would return something that they legitimately paid $750 for.
    The most that would happen is that if they actually found your website and saw it was stolen they might resell the item so they are no longer in possession of it.

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