How can I ensure that the hard drive I am purchasing is not stolen?

I have a drive that I purchased from the most reputable online computer hardware retailer and am unable to get it RMA’d because Western Digital is saying that it’s stolen and the warranty is void. I do not want to repeat this and lost my money again, so what is the best way to make sure the drive that I am about to purchase is legit?


Purchase your drive directly from WD or check the list of the authorize resellers.

Not accepting the authorised reseller thing because that has faults, but buying directly from WD solves my issue. Thanks.