I've recently gotten a new job, long night shifts. A total of 7 hours of the night are spent sitting in the office doing nothing. So, I bought a laptop off ebay, from what appears to be a pawn shop.....so I can surf the net, and such to help pass the time. I've never owned a mac before, so it took me a while to figure out how to navigate the thing, and even figure out how to locate, and open files. The more I looked at it, the more things I found on it that NO ONE would leave on a computer before selling it......very personal explicit writings, family photo's, tax info, and personal ID information. I looked around on it some more tonight, and found her email program on it, and sent an email to her address asking if she had recenely sold a mac ibook. The response was exactly what I had expected, "stolen from the Sacramento area around Christmas" I have continued communication with the theft victim, and she seems very happy to hear from me, and it's whereabouts. She said she had it replaced from her insurance company, and doesn't really need it back, but would like to have the important files and such sent to her, I have no problem doing this for her. I am however, extremely pissed about the whole deal. Here I am stuck with a stolen piece I can never sell, and I am pretty sure it is a felony for me to have this in my posession, now that I am aware it is indeed stolen. I don't want it!!!!! I need to know what the hell to do here. I CAN NOT afford to be out the $550 total I have invested in this thing, which is what will most likely happen if I call my local police and let them know I am in posession of it. The seller appears to be a pawn shop, and at least in this state, are required to check with authorities when they take something in like this. It was sold in the same town it was stolen from, I fail to see how they could not have known. The sellers have been royal dicks to start with, never replying to an email, ever....and rude on the phone when I had to call them about it. I'd like to get them booted from ebay for this personally. Anyone have any advice? I plan to call the shop tomorrow and demand my money back, then probably contact sacramento police after getting my refund and returning it. This is all I know to do.