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Chockstone Forum - Gear Lust / Lost & Found

Rave About Your Rack Please do not post retail SPAM.

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mikepatt
2/02/2010
10:42:36 AM
Check out

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/3-C4-Black-Diamond-Camelot-Cam-Blue-Rock-Climbing_W0QQitemZ180461791669QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Climbing_Equipment?hash=item2a045c69b5


meinmuk
2/02/2010
10:52:28 AM
Yeah, I noticed that too. There's no mention of the efforts the seller undertook to find the cam's rightful owner.
I wonder how s/he would feel if it was their cam that they left behind for whatever reason and found it gone the next day when they returned...
grangrump
2/02/2010
12:18:14 PM
Strictly "theft by finding", like all booty.
But at least they're honest.
dieselcam
2/02/2010
2:05:17 PM
"I would keep it to climb with, but have doubles of this size already."

I would have thought something like this would be more appropriate:

"I would keep it to climb with, but have doubles of this size already and seeing as I found it I'll give it to someone who doesn't"

Seems wrong to me to sell booty. Booty bandit.
egosan
2/02/2010
2:09:56 PM
That's cool, Dieselcam. You can give all your booty to me then.

wallwombat
2/02/2010
2:28:50 PM
I spoke to the guy. He was at a pretty remote crag for about a week. He only saw one other party and asked them. It wasn't theirs. He then went to the closest climbing gear shop and told them about it and asked them to ask around. He then waited seven months before he put it on ebay.

He not a member of any climbing forums and said he didn't even have a computer or internet access back then. He also said he didn't realise that people advertised lost and found gear on climbing forums. I think he made a pretty good effort and waited a fair while before putting it on Ebay and need not worry about the karma police.
racingtadpole
2/02/2010
2:35:11 PM
But that will ruin the fun for the Chockstone lynch mob that is currently forming.....
egosan
2/02/2010
2:40:37 PM
On 2/02/2010 racingtadpole wrote:
>But that will ruin the fun for the Chockstone lynch mob that is currently
>forming.....

The mob will get their blood. Just feed them wallwombat for having the good sense to speak to the seller. Screw that! Lynch first, ask questions second.
dieselcam
2/02/2010
2:46:42 PM
On 2/02/2010 egosan wrote:
>That's cool, Dieselcam. You can give all your booty to me then.

Sure thing egosan when the day comes that firstly I actually find a cam instead of getting them stuck (my first ever cam placement a few months ago resulted in my mate getting a shiny new replacement for his rack!) AND I can actually say "yep, already got a couple of those babies", then it's all yours.

meinmuk
2/02/2010
3:34:24 PM
On 2/02/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>I spoke to the guy. He was at a pretty remote crag for about a week. He
>only saw one other party and asked them. It wasn't theirs. He then went
>to the closest climbing gear shop and told them about it and asked them
>to ask around. He then waited seven months before he put it on ebay.
>
>He not a member of any climbing forums and said he didn't even have a
>computer or internet access back then. He also said he didn't realise that
>people advertised lost and found gear on climbing forums. I think he made
>a pretty good effort and waited a fair while before putting it on Ebay
>and need not worry about the karma police.

When that picture is painted it does sound reasonable. None of that comes across in the ad.

I'll have to put away my metaphorical lynching rope that I was apparently preparing, according to racingtadpole...
racingtadpole
3/02/2010
10:20:27 AM
Sorry dude, there was nothing personal in that, I was trying to poke fun at the fact there have been a few heated discussions on the subject of booty recently.
Snowyvic
4/02/2010
5:44:33 PM
WHY You should not hand over items you find to the police if you would like to keep them.

I recently found a digital video cam left lying around in the park. No one was around and the park and the camera clearly was left lying there forgotten. I pout up notices and and contacted the park administration who advised that I hand it into the police which I did. (I would not want it to happen to me).

When I handed the cam into the police they said I could come back in 3 months and collect it. They did not expect the owner to claim it as in most cases the item is reported lost and a claim is made on insurance.

Three months expired and I went back to the police station to see if the item had been claimed, it had not.

Problem was the police were not willing to hand over the item even though I was previously informed that I could claim possession after three months. The officer I spoke to said that they needs to complete some paper work and that the process could take a further three months.

Why did they say I could pick it up in three months when I handed it in.

Yes you have an obligation to notify the police but you do not have to hand the item over you can keep it yourself in safe keeping. Now I would have preferred that the rightful owner get it back but gene that it has been abandoned I think I am entitled to it.

Maybe the police officers want to keep it for themselves.

Next time I will not hand over the item just the details. I was amazed by the police officers offence that I even turned up to pick it up. Even though they themselves said I could drop by and do so after the three months had expired.

I do not feel confident that the system works anymore.





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