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Any use for an Amazon echo that won't register that's been reported lost or stolen.

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Pretty much as the title says guys,I bought a brand new Amazon echo from gumtree that wouldn't register when being setup,contacted Amazon who said it was registered as lost and therefore won't be able…
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pretty much as the title says guys,I bought a brand new Amazon echo from gumtree that wouldn't register when being setup,contacted Amazon who said it was registered as lost and therefore won't be able to set up.

I contacted the seller who later told me the one he sold me was one that Amazon had sent him that had been lost then later turned up.....luckily for me he refunded my money.

He has told me just to bin it but it seems a shame to bin what's essentially a brand new item

I'm just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with the echo or if there is anything that can be done with it in its current state
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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#1
It's a shame but It is of no use as you will never be able to register and use it. Amazon do this with all their registered products ( Fire TV, Kindle, etc).

Edited By: kakinyemi on Jan 07, 2017 19:00: f
#2
So you can't buy or sell a used kindle or echo? Really?
#3
Sell it as spares / repairs as I'm guessing Amazon don't want it back
#4
You can buy a used Kindle / Echo / Fire Stick but not after it has been reported as lost or stolen in the post, meaning they would have offered the buyer a replacement. it's to stop buyers from using items that have already been replaced for one reason or the other.

Edited By: kakinyemi on Jan 07, 2017 19:02
#5
So basically 'someone' in this story claimed a shipment from Amazon didn't arrive and had a second shipped FOC. Now trying to find away how hack it?
#6
You can still use it as a Bluetooth speaker.
#7
gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though
#8
anthony212
gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though[/quotes
[quote=anthony212]gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though
You might have been stung before but plainly I'm more intelligent than you,I picked this up from his house which was 10 minutes away from me....it doesn't work I go back to the same house....he goes to bank and gets cash to refund me.... simple really,not everyone on gumtree is a crook and I'm not a liar either!!
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stephen25uk
anthony212
gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though[/quotes
[quote=anthony212]gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though
You might have been stung before but plainly I'm more intelligent than you,I picked this up from his house which was 10 minutes away from me....it doesn't work I go back to the same house....he goes to bank and gets cash to refund me.... simple really,not everyone on gumtree is a crook and I'm not a liar either!!
The whole "selling of stolen goods" is quite a large part of what being a crook is all about...
#10
Wow. Guy asks a simple question and is labelled a criminal.

Wind your necks in, ever consider he might be telling the truth?

Can't answer your question though OP, hope you can sort something, but at least you got your money back if it doesn't work out!

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