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

17
Found 7th Jan 2017
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
Community Updates
17 Comments
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" 7th Jan 2017
So you can't buy or sell a used kindle or echo? Really?
Sell it as spares / repairs as I'm guessing Amazon don't want it back
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" 7th Jan 2017
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?
You can still use it as a Bluetooth speaker.
gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though
anthony212

gumtree sellers never refund you, good story telling though[/quotes … 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!!
stephen25uk

You might have been stung before but plainly I'm more intelligent than … 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...
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!
Im in the same boat, only I’m not getting my money back
stephen25uk8th Jan

You might have been stung before but plainly I'm more intelligent than …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!!


You mean amazon are prohibiting this person from selling an item which belongs to amazon, not him? Bad form amazon.
stephen25uk8th Jan

You might have been stung before but plainly I'm more intelligent than …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!!


I don't understand why he'd tell you to bin it when presumably you took it back to his house 10 minutes away, he just handed it back to you with the cash? was his bin full?
terriclarkfan7th Jan 2017

You can still use it as a Bluetooth speaker.


can you help me please,how can i use amazon echo as a speaker if i can't connect to wifi?
terriclarkfan7th Jan 2017

You can still use it as a Bluetooth speaker.


how can i use like a BT speaker? or what use is for this echo?
U people are unreal the guy ask for help and you tell him he's lieing and call Gumtree a haven for crooked people looking to rip people off.
Nice
This was an year old thread guys
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text

    Top Discussions

    Top Discussions

    Top Merchants