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Invoice our deceased father purchased a dell laptop computer from you, we believe in 2001. we believe we know who has possession of the laptop but the court wants documentation to prove it was his. can you help? his name was Calvin O Towne and lived at 457 redwood ct, greenwood, in, 46143, phone 881-0683; after he was paralzyed he moved in with my brother at 6237 kentland dr, indpls, 46237, phone 783-5295 or my brother's phone at 788-1148. thank you.

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  • cflynn60 Apr 27, 2008

    we have several missing checks from his account as in copies of them. the bank did a great job in securring as many as they could but there are about 1/2 dozen missing. a couple of them are for over 1000.00 and we are thinking that possibly one of them was to Best Buy.

  • cflynn60 Apr 27, 2008

    i am sorry, i thought you were Best Buy finance support. yes, he did purchase it at best buy. i wish we did have those numbers. the problem is she says she doesn't have it and we know she does. it contains his last signed will on it and being the daughter in law, now divorced from my brother, she isn't giving it up. i thank you for your assistance though. i'll try to call best buy in the morning and see if they can help.

  • cflynn60 Apr 27, 2008

    ps. yes, it was 317 area code.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Just thought of something else, depending on how your father paid for it, you might be able to check those records. Like checking account if paid by check, credit statement, etc. If you don't have these, just call the bank or bank from his credit card, explain the situation and they could possibly provide the info you need. If any of the banks have proof ask for a copy. Let me know if there's any more I can do. Thanks.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Was your father's phone number a 317 area code? I tried calling Dell to see if he might have registered it. They had no record of it. Obviously the best way to check with Dell is the service tag # ( a 5-7 digit # usually on the bottom of that laptop) or by the serial #. Maybe you can get the court to order the person who has it to allow you to write those two numbers down. It would be alot easier to check. Did he purchase it at Best Buy? We aren't Best Buy, just do free tech support sometimes. If you had those other two numbers though, you might be able to find that your father registered it with Dell. I think the court should accept that. If you need more help or think of something else feel free to add a comment and I'll be more than happy to assist you any way I can. Thanks.



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Just as an fyi this is the link from Dell from customer service. i thought it was strange too but tried anyway.

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Ahem..folks..this is not the Dell service group. unless it was registered(not common that far back) there would be little to no chance of that happening. You might want to connect with Dell corporate(phone numbers at bottom of to see how you can work this out.

we are not allowed to dispense legal advice in these forums, so you may need to get that information elsewhere.

Hope this works out for you

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