Is it possible to find serial numbers online?


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Lists of the serial numbers of all products made by certain manufacturers are available online. The manufacturers that maintain lists tend to be legacy companies, those that have been in business for a long time and produced an extensive line of products.

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The most common piece of information that can be determined by looking at a list of serial numbers is the age of the item. Lists of serial numbers are generally sorted according to the range of consecutive numbers that appeared during a given year. Different manufacturers have different serial number formats, and some companies changed the formatting of their products' serial numbers over time.

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