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Tru-Bro ID
« on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:23:38 »
Hey guys -


I wanted to get this information out there, since the Cherokeys, and every sculpted key moving forward, will be using this system.


What is 'Tru-Bro ID'?




It's a serialization system with several important features:


1. Embedded serial in each key, with matching product serial card.


2. Each serial is tied in to your CTRL ALT account, and is redeemable (one-time only) for 5 Bro Points.


3. You can choose to not redeem the points if you plan to trade the cap.


4. You know it's an authentic Bro Caps product.


When you receive your Tru-Bro ID product, you will receive;


- A key with Tru-Bro ID
- A product card including the name of the product, and matching Tru-Bro ID with the Bro Caps embossed logo.


Bro Trade Depot:


Looking to trade your bro caps with other members safely? Just list them through the trade system. You can do a search for caps you are looking for
and put in trade offers.


This feature will be rolling out on CTRL ALT soon.


Bro Points System:


As stated above, there will be a new system rolling out that will allow you to redeem Bro Points for Caps, Gear or Swag.


More information will be released as we get closer to launching this.






Please feel free to provide feedback, but keep it constructive, please.
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:25:39 »
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:25:45 »
That's pretty f'n awesome. Can't wait to get this with my first Bro Cap.  :thumb:

I thought it was a sticker at first, but you said it's embedded. So no chance of it coming off accidentally, right?

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:27:01 »
So no chance of it coming off accidentally, right?


No sir, it is embedded within the cap. It will not peel off :)

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:27:19 »
Very clean.  I particularly like the idea of a trade depot  :thumb:

Keep up the great work Bro. 
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:27:31 »
I like the idea bro! Keep up the good innovation.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:28:51 »
So no chance of it coming off accidentally, right?


No sir, it is embedded within the cap. It will not peel off :)

Sweet...  :-*

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:29:46 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:31:11 »
Nice.  I've been wanting to see certificates of authenticity due to shadiness, but this really steps it up a notch.

Next up, BrokÚmon cards.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:31:33 »
Yeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:31:52 »
Nice.  I've been wanting to see certificates of authenticity due to shadiness, but this really steps it up a notch.

Next up, BrokÚmon cards.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:33:30 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?


So when you receive your new cap, it has 5 bro points attached to it. You can then redeem the points towards products. Those points are attached to your CTRL ALT account, so you will see a 'current points' indicator in your account info.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:33:45 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?

No, the serial gives you five Bro Points to spend toward any CtrlAlt purchase. Probably not a whole lot toward real currency value, but collect enough official Bro Caps and you may save for big things!
Just like AmiAmi points!

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:35:28 »
NEAT!

So the new system will only be for caps that have BRO-IDs?
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:37:51 »
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:37:53 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?


So when you receive your new cap, it has 5 bro points attached to it. You can then redeem the points towards products. Those points are attached to your CTRL ALT account, so you will see a 'current points' indicator in your account info.

we are also working on a system where these points can be transferred if you trade the cap, they will only be transferable however with the cap, and not on there own

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:39:09 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?


So when you receive your new cap, it has 5 bro points attached to it. You can then redeem the points towards products. Those points are attached to your CTRL ALT account, so you will see a 'current points' indicator in your account info.

Ahhhh. Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying!  :thumb:

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:42:03 »
This is really cool.  :thumb:
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:42:42 »
I think this is a great idea! Pretty slick lookin too.  :thumb:

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:45:59 »
Holy ****... But wai- god damnit hahaha teh v1 reaperonies!!!

hahaha sick system tho mate, the fact that **** is embedded and it's all linked is proper cool. Maybe I'll have to broaden my horizons ^-^

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:47:44 »
Nice.  I've been wanting to see certificates of authenticity due to shadiness, but this really steps it up a notch.

Next up, BrokÚmon cards.

Emphasis on the "Broke"

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:49:01 »
I have literally spent hours and hours on Brokenon cards that I've yet to actually make look even half as decent as what Bro has put together haha but it was good fun

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:49:27 »
Sorry. Maybe I don't understand. Does it cost 5 Bro Points to redeem the serial? Or you receive 5 Bro Points?


So when you receive your new cap, it has 5 bro points attached to it. You can then redeem the points towards products. Those points are attached to your CTRL ALT account, so you will see a 'current points' indicator in your account info.

we are also working on a system where these points can be transferred if you trade the cap, they will only be transferable however with the cap, and not on there own

Thanks. My question was trading a cap to someone for their points while keeping your own. One person has 10 points, no caps, other person in trade has 2 caps, no points.

Great idea, Bro, and implemented really clean.
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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:53:21 »
Some bro swag omg I can't wait to get some
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:53:35 »
Neat!

Looking for clarification on this point:
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3. You can choose to not redeem the points if you plan to trade the cap.

In other words, you can decide to give the receiver of your cap the 5 bro points attached to this? Is there any real reason to do this aside from attaching a 5-point incentive to your trade fodder? EDIT: answered above... I think?

Also, will this be visible through transparent caps, assuming those are ever going to be made again?

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:54:45 »
Awesome ALTHOUGH What does it look like on a Trans coloured keycap? as having a large metallic sticker on something clear might be a turn off :X
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:56:35 »
Wow, this is some pretty cool innovation here, Bro.  Excited to see how this pans out.  :thumb:


But...
All those Bro Point I've missed out on already!  :|

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:56:46 »
Neat!

Looking for clarification on this point:
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3. You can choose to not redeem the points if you plan to trade the cap.

In other words, you can decide to give the receiver of your cap the 5 bro points attached to this? Is there any real reason to do this aside from attaching a 5-point incentive to your trade fodder? EDIT: answered above... I think?

Also, will this be visible through transparent caps, assuming those are ever going to be made again?


It would add some value to your trade, but I would expect most people will want to redeem the point, regardless.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:57:20 »
Awesome ALTHOUGH What does it look like on a Trans coloured keycap? as having a large metallic sticker on something clear might be a turn off :X


It will be on the bottom and sitting above the actual switch, so you won't really notice it, and won't affect the aesthetic of the cap.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 12:57:48 »

All those Bro Point I've missed out on already!  :|


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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:02:17 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:04:56 »
Bro point... leader boards? Let the battle for that Alpha Bromega status begin  :cool:

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:07:08 »
Will the consumer see a cost increase due to you being forced to take this step/upgrade?
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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:07:32 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

I wonder if you called it a Certificate of Authenticity it might sound a little less "NSA". COA was the first thing that came to mind but it sounded a bit more like a tracking scheme than a "genuine product" marker.

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:07:44 »
Will the consumer see a cost increase due to you being forced to take this step/upgrade?


No.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:08:06 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

time for a tin-foil hat cap bro :P

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:08:32 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

I wonder if you called it a Certificate of Authenticity it might sound a little less "NSA". COA was the first thing that came to mind but it sounded a bit more like a tracking scheme than a "genuine product" marker.


I am sorry if you are having an issue with the name, but that's really all it is, is a certificate. So you can put your theories to rest :)

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:08:35 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

I was just about to put my tinfoil hat on and type a lengthy reply. Thanks for spoiling the fun.  ;D

I like the incentive and authenticity system. Sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:08:57 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

time for a tin-foil hat cap bro :p



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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:09:42 »
Very cool.  I know this system has taken a lot of work to implement, so good job everyone.  The web based backend is no small feat for this functionality so kudos to whoever is doing it.  I am assuming it is probably codyeatworld. 

Well done to everyone involved.  Keep up the good work...

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:11:43 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

I wonder if you called it a Certificate of Authenticity it might sound a little less "NSA". COA was the first thing that came to mind but it sounded a bit more like a tracking scheme than a "genuine product" marker.

I'm a pretty paranoid, "don't track me" type of person, and this thought never even entered my mind. I mean, they already know who bought the caps. This does nothing but help someone prove it is authentic. If it is the points thing that makes you go to "they are tracking me" that sounds entirely optional to move with the cap. Maybe I'm misunderstanding?
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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:12:06 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

Ok, so I was the primary person who brought that up that the serial number idea bothers me in irc, and I wasn't going to even bring it up in this thread cause there was no need to bring it into here.

You could have addressed it there, but since you brought it here, yes the thought of one more thing individually tracked and tied to an individual is not comforting. And this is coming from someone who uses his own name on a public forum.
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:14:43 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

I wonder if you called it a Certificate of Authenticity it might sound a little less "NSA". COA was the first thing that came to mind but it sounded a bit more like a tracking scheme than a "genuine product" marker.

I'm a pretty paranoid, "don't track me" type of person, and this thought never even entered my mind. I mean, they already know who bought the caps. This does nothing but help someone prove it is authentic. If it is the points thing that makes you go to "they are tracking me" that sounds entirely optional to move with the cap. Maybe I'm misunderstanding?


So when you purchase anything on CTRL ALT, and pretty much anywhere else, your information about the order is saved into your account. This isn't any different.
The bro points are just adding points towards purchasing something in your account. Once they are redeemed, they are yours and have nothing to do with the cap
you purchased to get them.


The ID is just an authentication to its origin.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:14:54 »
I am sorry if you are having an issue with the name, but that's really all it is, is a certificate. So you can put your theories to rest :)

sorry didn't mean to imply that I personally had an issue with the name. just thinking that if you called it a certificate in the OP there would be less misunderstanding.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:16:09 »
We are getting a FREE authentication service, FREE bonus for buying real Bro Caps.

They only "track" you if you choose to pass on the cap with the ID not already redeemed. Who cares?

I hope the tinfoil hat wearers never post pics of their gets/collections. That'd be very dangerous.
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:16:15 »
This is a great step forward.

I'm sure a lot of us were hoping for a sort of tracking system, but this is more than I imagined.

Great work!

Excited to see the swag we can get with these new points :)

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:16:45 »
Hell yes, I can trade/buy second hand bros again! This is fantastic, sucks it had to come to this but it gives me some piece of mind
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:16:57 »
BTW, I am on IRC and you can put your 'big brother' worries to rest.


We aren't tracking anyone, it's simply a way to ensure it's original source is credible. You are free to trade it outside of the system, and to whomever you wish.


Your info is already there when you purchase anything from CTRL ALT. It's not like we are taking any more information. It just shows that you were the original owner/purchaser of that product.


A lot of thought went into this, and to dumb it down with your conspiracy theories is sad. :(

Ok, so I was the primary person who brought that up that the serial number idea bothers me in irc, and I wasn't going to even bring it up in this thread cause there was no need to bring it into here.

You could have addressed it there, but since you brought it here, yes the thought of one more thing individually tracked and tied to an individual is not comforting. And this is coming from someone who uses his own name on a public forum.


It's not tied in terms of tracking something, it's tied in terms of origin. Meaning you could know it's an authentic part because you can prove your purchase through your purchase history.


I would prefer to address it here, and not IRC because this is where people need to get all the information they need.


Appreciate your concerns and feedback. If you feel wording is off, then by all means, I am open to feedback on that, as well.

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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:21:58 »

So when you purchase anything on CTRL ALT, and pretty much anywhere else, your information about the order is saved into your account. This isn't any different.
The bro points are just adding points towards purchasing something in your account. Once they are redeemed, they are yours and have nothing to do with the cap
you purchased to get them.


The ID is just an authentication to its origin.

This is exactly how I took it. I see this as a real positive thing. I mean, on several occasions authenticity has been called into question because of shady characters. It makes all the sense in the world to protect the buyer and future buyers in trades. All kinds of stuff has a CoA of some variety, why not this? And as I mentioned before, this looks pretty cool too.
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Re: Tru-Bro ID
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 30 September 2015, 13:25:31 »
the conspiracy cry is from people pissed off they can no longer flip the caps for profit and continue to do so w/o getting caught.

Your damn iPhones have a serial number and you worry about tracking? Your receipts from stores have a tracking number. Everything we own can be traced back to us by the government. Why are people worried about this?
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