Quoted from FatPanda:
I still don't get how this is a good solution. Someone scams a machine, sells it (for cash I'm assuming), and now the distributor and eventual buyer are ok with the outcome without going after the a$$holes that stole the machine in the first place? I know I'm missing something for sure.
More details on the original transaction and subsequent sale would be great.
Very nice of JJ to let him keep the machine when he didn't have to, and kudos to the buyer for letting JJ know because he didn't have to either and then JJ wouldn't know anything. IMO the best result here is for JJ to file theft charges in the jurisdiction where this took place. Hopefully they can find this scammer, as stealing $7k isn't like stealing a loaf of bread from the supermarket.
At minimum the scammer needs to be outed with name/location, so others won't be scammed by him either. If there are no ramifications, he will certainly do it again to somebody else....
Also, so how much did the 2nd guy pick up a NIB Aerosmith Prem for? Was it too good of deal that raised the flag? Was it a CL listing, facebook listing?