Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice
In a word... what? how could the seller/buyer NOT know it was property of RIM. Who the heck else would it belong to?
It was clearly purchased in good faith, and I read the eBay auction and no where did it say the phone was the "property of RIM" and that the buyer accepts stolen property. At the end of the day RIM could just buy it back or face the press about it. They should also do a better job of controlling their engineering samples, but then again this looked brand new.