Apple Retail Products Boxes/Packaging Trade:Is It All Legit?
So I'm experiencing a new (to me) selling deal:the trade of Apple brand packaging, and I have a question about it.
This is the way it happened; I stumbled upon someone on Ebay selling a box and the paperwork for an iPad. Not the iPad itself, just the box and paperwork that comes with one. I thought "that's odd, who would buy that and why?" I looked and found that at the time (a couple of days ago) there were actually three people selling them, the lowest price was $1.99 plus $5 for shipping, which several people had bid on, and the other two were priced about $10 higher with no bids. The same day, I'm taking out my recyclables to the condo bins and I notice sitting right on top/inside a very clean iPad box, so I take it, examine it, photograph it, and post it on Ebay today for $1.99 +$5 for shipping/handling and the shipping container, and sure enough someone has put a bid on it.
Then it struck me; what if people are loading these with counterfeit merchandise (or worse, a brick cut in half), and reselling them to some victim? Is this negative scenario something that any of you have seen happen, so that I should not be contributing to this trade? I realize that I'm not culpable for someone else's crime, but I don't want to help them do it either.