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I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it?

 

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jryan

Oct 2, 09 11:42

Post #26 of 37 (1838 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Am I missing something here? Why would it be so bad to spend the $5 or so to send someone their phone back? I think it would be a very generous thing to do and I would do it without thinking twice about it. Of course I'd have to be 100% convinced that I was sending it to the right person. What makes doing something generous "lame"?


rick_pcfl

Oct 2, 09 11:46

Post #27 of 37 (1831 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [jryan] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

maybe the fact that he wasn't sure the woman who asked was indeed the owner. And the fact that she asked him to ship it at his own expense. If you lost an I-phone, wouldn't you be more than happy to pay shipping to get it back? I would never ask someone to spend their own money to return something I lost.


lunchbox

Oct 2, 09 11:46

Post #28 of 37 (1831 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This thread has the potential to go sideways in a big way. This should be fun!

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walnutcreek tri

Oct 2, 09 11:47

Post #29 of 37 (1831 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [jryan] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have no problem spending the $5 but I have no idea if that's the person who really owns the phone. I'm letting the AT&T store sort things out.


jryan

Oct 2, 09 11:48

Post #30 of 37 (1828 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I don't blame you and I certainly didn't mean to direct that post at you.


edwinj

Oct 2, 09 12:58

Post #31 of 37 (1785 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [jryan] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

So you are telling me that if you lost a $200-$300 phone and someone found it and called you to say they found it that you would ask THEM to PAY to ship it back? That doesn't seem odd to you?

If it was me, I would drive the 90 miles to meet him to get it back that same day.


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jryan

Oct 2, 09 13:12

Post #32 of 37 (1767 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [edwinj] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
So you are telling me that if you lost a $200-$300 phone and someone found it and called you to say they found it that you would ask THEM to PAY to ship it back? That doesn't seem odd to you?

If it was me, I would drive the 90 miles to meet him to get it back that same day.
Sorry, I had to review a few post. I missed the fact that the owner made the request to send it his cost. I thought the original poster was being called lame for offering to send it back. That is what I thought was strange. My mistake.


mnbrotha2

Oct 3, 09 6:49

Post #33 of 37 (1686 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

WTF is a black lady doing in an upscale white neighborhood? That's the real question here.


Record10Carbon

Oct 3, 09 7:49

Post #34 of 37 (1679 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [mnbrotha2] [In reply to] Quote | Reply



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SProboscis

Oct 4, 09 6:01

Post #35 of 37 (1569 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Give it to an AT&T store, or the police. Good karma all around.


Raptor

Oct 4, 09 8:53

Post #36 of 37 (1550 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [jryan] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
... Of course I'd have to be 100% convinced that I was sending it to the right person. ...

That is easy to find out. Have them log onto to their MobileMe account and lock the phone out. If they can lock it out, then you know its their phone.


Mito Chondria

Oct 4, 09 14:32

Post #37 of 37 (1506 views)
Re: I found an iphone while running. How do I find out who owns it? [walnutcreek tri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I think the callers that you tried to contact are a reflection of the person that lost the phone in the first place. You can do all that work and try to help somebody out and in the end you won't even get a simple thank you. Yeah, there's a reason I got to that point as I've tried to help people before. Doesn't mean I won't try but when you get those "hints" you know where it's going.

I'd sell it on ebay and donate the money to an animal charity.



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(This post was edited by Mito Chondria on Oct 4, 09 14:33)

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