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Thieves Steal Mac & iPod, Leave Dell in Plain Sight

Thieves Steal Mac & iPod, Leave Dell in Plain Sight

by , 10:05 AM EST, February 27th, 2008

What happens when you thieves have taste? They'll ferret out the iPod and a Mac in a house they're burgling, and leave behind the Dell sitting out in plain sight. That's what happened to a resident of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, who sent his story to Gawker.

"True story," wrote the anonymous submitter. "My apartment in 'prime Williamsburg' was broken into. The thieves searched out my iPod and PowerBook, but they didn't touch my roommate's Dell that was sitting out in plain sight on our kitchen table."

Just for Brooklyn flavor, he added, "PS: A kitchen table - suck it Manhattan."

Gadget Lap blogger Charlie Sorrel noted that the thieves may have simply had the knowledge that Apple's kit will sell well, while dell -- or most PCs -- usually fetch a small fraction of their original purchase price, but it still makes for a poignant statement on Dell's worth when compared to Apple.

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