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Initial post: Nov 13, 2013 12:25:18 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
The airline sent us your kindle from lost and found, still looking for ours. Post the airline here, and what kind of kindle it is. I'll be watching, and post how I can return it to you. Do Not post anything else here, I'm figuring I'll get some lunatic responses, but this is the best I can do. I'll be watching.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 12:39:25 PM PST
I think you really need to include a bit more information. LOTS of people leave their kindles on planes, judging by the regular threads here.

I realise you don't want to get false claimants, but unless there's an access password on the kindle you should be able to find enough info to narrow it down publicly and still be able to weed out any false claims.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 12:51:10 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
You'd think so, but, sadly, it was de-registered. It still shows its serial number. Thanks anyway. I agree, I may get a couple thousand loony tune responses, but this is the best I can do. My local cop shop can't help, I have to get some kind of court order to tell Amazon to tell the cops how to reach the owner. Alternatively, Amazon says I can send it to a recycler. Yeah, I'm sure that's what the owner wants done with it. How's this: it was found 11-9-2013. Anybody? Watch this space!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 12:56:39 PM PST
T. Cannon says:
Posting the airline as well might help to narrow it down. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:01:28 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
Thank you. Okay, it was United. Now I want to know what kind it is, and the continent it was left on.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:05:39 PM PST
It's an admirable pursuit, but I'm thinking that that a lot of people who lose Kindles might not even know to look here.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 1:07:54 PM PST
Maybe you could call CS and give them the serial number and maybe they could track it for you.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 1:08:10 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:15:14 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
That was the first thing I did. They won't give me the data, okay, I understand that, but I can't just send it to Amazon, either. Amazon will just throw it away. They're the ones who said contact the cops.

I'm also sure many people who've lost Kindles won't think to look here, but I can't even guess where else they'd look. United sent the Kindle to us, thinking it was our lost Kindle, however, same color cover doesn't make it the right one. I appreciate the help, folks, keep 'em coming.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:18:57 PM PST
"...I can't even guess where else they'd look..."

Well, honestly? If it was me, I'd make the call to the airline to see if it was readily found. If not, I'd say a few bad words, cut my losses, and make sure I put some sort of contact information inside the next Kindle I traveled with.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 1:31:28 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
I thought I could send it back to United, but so far they haven't replied to my message telling them what happened. I figured this was cheap enough to try, and it beats absolutely nothing.

But: you might not know this - when the Kindle is de-registered, it deletes all the contact data you have entered on the device. From now on I put printed labels on my Kindle, and the cover, too!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:36:50 PM PST
quilt lover says:
In my experience it only deletes it if it is not an e-ink device. Obviously it would not (could not) delete from an e-ink until the wi-fi was on (or 3g if it is one of those models).

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 1:53:46 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
"Obviously it would not (could not) delete from an e-ink until the wi-fi was on"

Um, well, maybe I didn't notice it wasn't mine until after I turned it on and tried to re-register it via wi-fi? So, not obvious to me, and too late now. Now I feel even sorrier for the person who lost it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 1:57:43 PM PST
It's like the electronic version of survivor's guilt. It's okay. It happens. It's not your fault. Let it go. Things are replaceable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 2:01:05 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
Thank you. I feel better now.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 3:33:50 PM PST
Some guy did set up a "Lost & Found Kindles" website - don't know the URL offhand, but you could google it.

Of course, if the person who lost it (somehow it doesn't just seem right to say "the loser" LOL) had insurance, they might well not *want* to find it, because they've already had it replaced with a newer model.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 12:50:19 AM PST
C. Tompkins says:
Airport Lost & Found
Top Airlines Claims - United Airlines
http://www.airportlostandfound.com/browse-top-claims/?pg=50&filter=airlines&claimlist=United+Airlines

worth a shot, if it's not there maybe they will list it there in the near future?

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 11:35:30 AM PST
C. Henderson says:
Thank you, everyone. (I'm still trying to figure out what you call "the loser". Ooopsy person?) United wrote back to me, they sent me an address to return it to, so: whoever you are, if you see this, I'm hanging on to the serial #, and your Kindle has gone to

United Airlines
Terminal 1, Geb B 50G
Raum 201.5068
62459 Frankfurt Airport
Germany

and this address came from Daniel Cula, Baggage Service, United Airlines Inc., Frankfurt, Germany. I'll check back here for a while, and then close this down. I hate to take up space!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 11:38:16 AM PST
You can't actually "close it down". The original post is permanent. Please don't bother to delete a bunch of individual posts; it only serves to confuse people who might open the thread in the future.

Just leave it alone, and it will sift to the bottom of the list.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 2:13:29 PM PST
C. Henderson says:
Didn't know that, thank you. Will do!
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