Monitor eBay & Craigslist. Help Me Recover My Stolen Laptop


Less than 24 hours ago, my bag with laptop, keys, wallet etc was stolen. I'm beginning to accept the idea, and am in post-disaster recovery mode. One article suggested keeping an eye on ebay and craigslist for people trying to sell your stuff.

In that spirit, here's what was stolen.

  • MacBook Pro
  • 15.4 inch screen
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 320GB hard drive
  • 2.8 GHZ process
  • Serial number W88470CQ4RA

I don't know the MAC address but think I can get that number from the router at my office.

What I need:

1) Help setting up an RSS feed or other tracking system to alert me when items matching these conditions (save the serial number) are posted on Craigslist or eBay within the NYC area.

2) If you buy a used laptop matching these specs in the coming weeks or months, check the serial number. If it's mine, then you got a stolen laptop.

I've reported this to the police and to Apple. I'm looking into the insurance policy on the credit card used to purchase it. I'm assuming I won't get the machine back, but I'd like to try. I named it ObamaBook, since I bought it after the election.

Here's a picture

The obamabook pro brings change to my computer situation

If you have suggestions, ideas, RSS feeds etc, please drop them in the comments or contact me directly. baratunde---at --gmail_ _dot+com