Lost my Ipad!

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  1. luckyleo
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    Hey Now! Thought I'd share my story........

    Oh my gosh. I was boarding a flight on US Airways from Philly to Raleigh N.C. On Thursday and realized I had left my iPad in the men's restroom. I had to talk my way off the plane and run back to the facilities. It was gone! I got on the plane and called the airport lost and found with no luck. Landed in Raleigh and called again... Still no luck. I called when I got to the hotel, and still no luck.

    I realized how much my iPad had become part of my daily routines. I decided right then to order a new one right away, but first called Apple to see if I could transfer my AppleCare warranty. They explained that I couldn't but that they would refund me for the unused portion. She then checked her notes and said Jodi from US Air had called and referenced my iPad's serial number as having been found! The Rep emailed me Jodi's phone number at the baggage claim area at the airport. I picked it up yesterday when I returned home with no problem. It's great to see that there are still good people left in this world!

    By the way, Jodi explained that the airline has so many lost Apple products that they have a special hot line number they use to call Apple to report them found! She also noted that there are some flyers who regularly request seating in the last row of the plane. Apparently they do that so that they can scan the empty seats for lost valuables and take them as they leave the plane after landing.

    I heard that Apple didn't assist in the recovery process for lost products, so I was happily surprised to see that they actually did.

    Well, that's my story do any of you have your own to share?

    Leo

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    Nice. Good to hear, you were lucky.
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    wow you are lucky, if i had lost my ipad i would cry lol I mean when I get my ipad and lose it which I dont plan to do :p
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    That is awesome! Luckily I have not story to share:D

    Im going to be huging my ipad the next coouple flights!
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    We only hear bad stories and news so it's good for you to share the good news. There's lots of good people out there. The news just sells if they discuss the bad stuff.
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    I would cry if I lost my iPad. :)
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    Me too. Most certainly. Glad it ended well!
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    I like your avatar. :)
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    Not me. I have no choice. It won't let me use the Custom Avatar option. All of a sudden.
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    What!
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    Apple won't do the police's job investigating a crime. That would be a huge liability problem. They are more than happy to assist the police, and apparently the Airlines and other lost and found agencies. Nice to know.

    It may seem resonable to you, or me, that Apple should tell us where/if they've seen our iPads. After all they have a record of who bought it. But they don't have a record of whether it was sold it, given away, nabbed by a disgruntled ex-spouce, repossesd for a debt, etc. If they gave away information about the iPad without a warrent they could easily find themselves on the pointy end of a legal department. So they insist, not so unreasonabaly, that you file the claim with the police and have them ask.

    Good hearted people and companies that volutarily report missing items to Apple are another matter. It's good to know that they exist.
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    Wow!!!!I'm going on a plane soon again and I'm glad you have it back!!!!! great news!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    It can easily happen,being a female I see it happen so easy,I carry my nook e reader everywhere o man everywhere lol N open hour purse take stuff put put back in back n forth....wham...it's missing!!

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    That is really a great story. I am so glad you shared it. One usually only hears the negative reports. Losing my iPad would be a devastating happenstance. I am almost embarrassed at how attached I am to it.
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    This was a nice thread to read. I was glad to hear that this turned out the way that it did for you.
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    It must have been so painful for you, and then you saw how many good people are still around. Excellent post and story as the others have said. So glad that that episode ended so well. :)
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    So glad it had a happy ending.

    There is a program called "Find my Ipad/Iphone" from Mobileme which is free which might help. This app allow you to register your devices--sort of a gps in your iphone, ipad, etc.

    Nice to know there are honest folks out there too.
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    Never thought of that and still have a hard time believing. Then again.......

    Glad there are still people as Jodi around.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    I cannot believe you let it out of your hands?
    Well ..... I... Mean........
    I'm joined at the hip to mine.
    Great ending though.
    Well done!
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    Lucky guy you are,haha!!!

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