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Old 09-10-2013, 10:17 AM
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I would sell it if u need the money.


If u tried to return it. and he didnt respond, I would send one more message with a timeframe. then sell it. you did the right thing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:57 AM
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I have an old Saturn Comet I found in the creek at Indian Creek Park @ 3 (?) years ago. The only ID on it was guys full name and PDGA #. Tracked it down to a (then) local ATL player, sent him a few PM's thru the ADGO site. He replied a couple times saying he wanted it back, but never sent me an address. I still have it in a box in the shop.
Maybe I'll run into him one day...
if he never gets back to ya i know a good home for it.. .. fwiw i would give it back if he ever came back around
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:05 AM
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Why is doing the right thing have to have so much gray area? Don't look for rules or guidelines, just do the right thing, man.
This gets the +1 for the day.

I do not know if this tread is just fishing for rants followed by angry comments that only makes the popcorn the rest of us are eating even more delicious, or if this is truly a dilemma that needs an answer. Either way, the act of just asking is showing that there is a clear right and wrong answer and there is this very human need to hear an excuse to choose the wrong answer so it can be blamed on someone else ("he told me to do it").
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:45 AM
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I'm not a hoarding of anything. I'm fairly OCD on keeping my house clean. I have about 6 discs that aren't in my bag so anything I don't plan on using I sell.

I have found and given away plenty of DX discs in my life time. I've "done the right thing" numerous times, and also been on the other side before "thanks for calling, go ahead and keep it".

I was just looking for ideas on how to properly dispose of the disc. Some right and somewrong in some peoples eyes.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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Found a disc on Aug 24th, I sent a picture from the course and got a response from him wanting the disc back. I was out of the country from Aug 27-2 Sept. I have texted him several times since the 2nd looking to meet and give him the disc back.

How long do I keep trying until I take ownership. (I would plan to sell it rather than throw it.) Don't want to sell it and have him come calling back.

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I guess we all love texting but why not try calling and at least leave a message. If you dont get a response after a week then "its your call"
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:41 PM
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I'm not a hoarding of anything. I'm fairly OCD on keeping my house clean. I have about 6 discs that aren't in my bag so anything I don't plan on using I sell.

I have found and given away plenty of DX discs in my life time. I've "done the right thing" numerous times, and also been on the other side before "thanks for calling, go ahead and keep it".

I was just looking for ideas on how to properly dispose of the disc. Some right and somewrong in some peoples eyes.
I believe the best way to dispose of a disc that seems fair and legit is to find a local league (preferably a league that runs at the course where you found the disc) and ask them to hold on to it. They have far better connections, both on the course and social media, and have a higher success rate of getting discs back into the owner's hands. Also, they are better equipped to hold onto discs for longer time.

Before you do so, give the owner one last call or text. Being polite, mention that if you do not hear back from him or her that you will leave it with the _______ league and they will hold on to it until he or she has time to pick it up.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:57 PM
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honestly, i text daily for about a week.

if, at the end of that week, they haven't responded, i tell them via text that i'm just going to sell it or trade it in if they don't respond.

i've had people ignore my texts only to respond after the threat.

that threat WILL happen, by the way, eventually. i made the effort. after a certain point it's not worth the effort. i tried. i usually give it to friends who are missing discs or trade it in for a disc i like.

i've even tried to track down people by pdga numbers, talking to people at leagues, asking people on the course, so you can't say it's for a lack of trying.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:03 PM
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honestly, i text daily for about a week.

if, at the end of that week, they haven't responded, i tell them via text that i'm just going to sell it or trade it in if they don't respond.

i've had people ignore my texts only to respond after the threat.

that threat WILL happen, by the way, eventually. i made the effort. after a certain point it's not worth the effort. i tried. i usually give it to friends who are missing discs or trade it in for a disc i like.

i've even tried to track down people by pdga numbers, talking to people at leagues, asking people on the course, so you can't say it's for a lack of trying.
This! once you have put in effort. they are actually abandoning the disc.

sell it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:07 PM
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You found the disc and you tried to return the disc. Do what you gotta do.

People act like plastic discs are somehow sacred objects that exist in a different continuum of space time than other objects. Folks have been finding artifacts for as long as people have been leaving artifacts and making profits off the found items. You think every arrowhead collector donates the found Indian artifacts to a local tribe or museum? Not a chance. It's easy to act altruistic and holier than thou when posting on a message board and telling other people what to do.



Blah blah blah poppycock!
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:17 PM
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I'd feature it in a series of low brow pornography movies and send them a royalty check
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