I just checked with Sony for the 2nd time, the last time I did, the guy told me still got warranty and it wasn't flagged for stolen or lost.
Just now I check again, same thing, the camera had same duration for warranty (hence they are not trying to trick me) and it wasn't flagged for stolen or lost.
Funny thing is, I asked for the name registered under this camera, the guy told me is an indian name. The seller, didn't look indian. In fact, he looked more chinese than me.
Now there's 2 possibility, I checked his records in CS. All his threads are selling something ONLY. He has sold from compacts to NIKON/CANON DSLR.
First possibility, he has damn lucky to find so many cameras OR he is professional at picking them off.
Second, he finds cheap deals off the net then resell them for profit.
I'm thinking that I should call Sony again, ask for the registered user's number then call and verify. But then, there is a 50-50 chance that he might tell me he lost it and ask for its return. Then i'll be in a lose lose situation. If the seller is using prepaid number, I'll lose my $510 and the camera.
If the seller is using post paid, the only evidence that I have against him is sms for the deal to happen and 2 of my friends who saw me transact the deal.