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Hello everyone.  Strange question of the day.  A fellow has reached out to me, knowing that I have an Ultimaker 3, asking if I would like to buy his, new in the box, everything included, never been used, Ultimaker 3 for a too good to be true price.  No receipt available, but he tells me it has never been registered for a warranty.    Hmmmmmmm.


Now I don't want to go around accusing anyone, but neither do I want to buy stolen goods, if indeed that is what is going on here.


I know that there are blacklists for some other hardware, is there some way for me to check the serial number of this unit and see if it's legitimate or 'other'?


Thanks in advance!



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Hi @JohnInOttawa , I am not aware of such a list of Ultimaker machines, so I can't help you with that.

If you have a SN, I can verify if it is real or not, but I suppose that would only tell you if it is a true Ultimaker or a clone. 


We've had a break-in few years ago, but IIRC only UM2's were stolen back then (and from those we did have a list). 

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Thank you.  I asked if the fellow would provide some traceability on the printer, that seems to be the end of the discussion.


Maybe the community would consider forming a list of missing and suspect machines.  Probably wasn't needed before, but as you fellows slowly take over the world, there is obviously a secondary market starting.....




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