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View Poll Results: Do you get a call?
I don't ink my discs! 24 12.97%
I've never lost a disc. 1 0.54%
I've lost discs and have never gotten a call. 24 12.97%
I've lost discs, but rarely get a call. 99 53.51%
I've lost discs, but usually get a call. 36 19.46%
I've lost discs and have always gotten a call. 1 0.54%
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:49 AM
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That reminds me, where should you agree to meet people when returning a disc? I found one in a dried-up water hazard two weeks ago, and need to return it.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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I lost about 6-7 discs through 2016, I got one call and it was just so the guy could tell me I wasn't getting it back. Disc golfers in general are nice people, but when the find a disc they get to excited and don't want to give it back, atleast thats my experience.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:03 PM
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That reminds me, where should you agree to meet people when returning a disc? I found one in a dried-up water hazard two weeks ago, and need to return it.
One of the things I've found to work well is to ask the person if it's ok if I hide it for them. I know of one course in particular with a good hiding spot. I describe it to them and then take a picture of the spot once I've hidden it and text it to them.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:05 PM
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Hopefully this thread doesn't end up lost in the landfill.

I return discs if they have contact info, otherwise I post on our local club's page that I've found a disc and ask for descriptions.

I've even bought people's discs from the local pawn shop to return to them with no expectation of reimbursement (pond divers sell them to the pawn shop, owner assumes they're legit).

I can't even remember how many discs I've lost over the years.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:19 PM
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Never had a disc returned or even called about one. A few years ago I stopped putting my number on them for the sake of resale, and so my number isn't floating around.

On the flip side, I always call on any found discs. Seems to be about 50/50 if they want it back or not. Mailed one back to its owner about two months ago as he was too far away to be able to hand it over.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:33 PM
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Option #7 - I've lost discs and they normally show up in the L & F box.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:54 PM
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I've lost around 30 discs over the years. I've got one phone call and it was from a guy playing for the first time and saw my number. I would love to have a few of those losses back.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:27 PM
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I've only been playing 8-9 months now and have only lost about 5 discs in that time so maybe my sample size is too small to mean anything:

Technically I have never gotten a call about my discs, however they've all been returned to me

I am fortunate enough to live an area where our local disc golf shop runs a lost and found program. If you find a disc, you can bring it in for $3 store credit. Then they put the disc owner's name and description of the disc on their website/store front. If you discover they have one of their discs, you can pick it up for $3. They claim they'll hold the disc for at least 6 weeks and after that, they sell it in the used disc section

I think most people in the area prefer to go this route rather than contact the person when they find a disc, trying to find a time/place to meet, etc and you get $3 store credit out of it it.

Another benefit is, it really encourages people to go searching for discs. Most of the discs I've lost have been on water holes yet they've all been returned. Apparently there is no limit to how many found discs you can turn in at a time, so you'll often see people fishing for discs on the water holes. Even my lost water discs usually turn up on their website within a week

It seems great for the store too, you are able to save up your store credit if you like, but I'm sure many people use their $3 store credit immediately to buy another disc. It's a win/win all around

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One of the things I've found to work well is to ask the person if it's ok if I hide it for them. I know of one course in particular with a good hiding spot. I describe it to them and then take a picture of the spot once I've hidden it and text it to them.
I think that's a terrific idea. Definitely using it the next time I find a disc that I can't return right away. So far, of the handful I've found with a number on them, all but one were either still on the course or had just left so it worked out easily
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:47 PM
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The first couple of years I played, I put my # on my discs. I quit that a long time ago though, because no one would ever call and I'd find my lost discs at play-it-again.

These days, if I abandon a disc on the course, I consider it gone and I'm never getting it back, so I put just enough on my discs to use as identifying info.

I don't find a lot of discs either, but that's because I don't end up very far off the fairway all that often (humblebrag sure, but it's still true)
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