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Old 07-24-2019, 11:39 AM
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I keep an auto-correct phrase in my phone so that all I have to do is type "ddd" and it comes up with, "I just found a disc with this phone number on it". Saves some time while I'm walking to the next tee.

I don't do Facebook, dgscene or anything else except this forum. If there is no number (or only a PDGA number), I leave it at the tee pad, or basket on the hole I found it. If it has a number, and they give me a local address, I'll deliver it on my way home. I haven't had to mail any yet, but that sounds like something I would do.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:57 PM
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Anyone ever gotten a call and promise to return, and never have it show up?
I mean, I get that taking it to the post office and sending it to another state is a pain, but if you can’t do that just say so. Not like I was anxiously checking the mail for a month before I gave up on getting it back...
I have two discs currently riding with someone else. In both cases, they texted me, and live in the same city. But for whatever reason, we haven't been able to get together so I can get them back. Logistically and geographically inconvenient, I suppose.
I've offered to meet at any course, or any easy-to-reach public place, offering to buy lunch, whatever - but never get a reply. What I get, a week later, is, "Hey, I'll be at Course XYZ in an hour..."

Ain't that big of a deal, I guess. If you really love something, set it free...etc.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:07 PM
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A lot of folks are paranoid when getting a phone call from a strange number for many valid reasons. They often forget about something as insignificant as an inked disc when it happens.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:46 PM
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a very interesting thread
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:54 PM
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A lot of folks are paranoid when getting a phone call from a strange number for many valid reasons. They often forget about something as insignificant as an inked disc when it happens.
Yeah, I certainly did. I've only lost 3 so far... two are in water, and one I just dropped... and it got returned as posted above. When I got the text, a missing disc was the last thing on my mind.

Losing the first one was awful - that was my new disc that went in the water!! But for the most part, they are all replaceable I guess. After wandering around in the mud for 30 minutes trying to chase that first one down, I'm a lot more accepting of this now. If I'm on a hole with a greater-than-normal chance of loss, I won't throw my favorites. Short of that, I'm just going to just deal with it when it happens again.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:11 PM
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Recently had an ace disc returned (ESP Zone). Lost it in the thicket a few weeks back safariing a local course. Was a sad day.

Anyway, happy ending, a friend found and returned it.
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