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(Washington Post)   Airlines lost your lucky lizard leather pool cue and want it back? Try this store that buys lost luggage and resells the contents, and the luggage too   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Luggage, Suitcase, Duffel bag, Billiard ball, Unclaimed Baggage Center, baggage claim carousel, interesting finds, duffel bag  
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2020-07-07 10:59:23 AM  
Con artists gonna con.
 
2020-07-07 1:45:47 PM  
Why do I think that they just steal your luggage and then sell it?
 
2020-07-07 1:54:01 PM  
Left a grocery bag with a kids jacket, scarf and hat in the overhead compartment and didn't realize it until baggage claim. I went over the the United luggage office and they called the gate. Sure enough, it was there. So I told the lady we are flying out tomorrow, I'll stop by and get it.

The next day, the United office was closed (it was a Monday - Friday office but they didn't mention it the day before) so I filed a claim online. They never found it and closed the case after 30 or 60 days. Called that office too...

Luckily the stuff was old and getting too small, but how do you not process an online request for something I know was found when they were cleaning?

// It was Dulles, if it matters...
 
2020-07-07 1:58:12 PM  
Where Do the Bags Come From?
Airline passengers waiting for their bags upon arrival are almost certain to see them riding atop the bag carousel. That's because airlines use sophisticated tracking technology to reunite over 99.5% of bags with their owners right away. If a bag is truly lost, airlines pay out a claim to the passenger. It's only after an extensive three-month search that an unclaimed bag is deemed truly orphaned, a fate realized by less than 0.03% of all checked luggage! That's where we come in.


what baggage bermuda triangle do bags go into for over 3 months, then are found again to sell to these guys?
 
2020-07-07 2:24:47 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Where Do the Bags Come From?
Airline passengers waiting for their bags upon arrival are almost certain to see them riding atop the bag carousel. That's because airlines use sophisticated tracking technology to reunite over 99.5% of bags with their owners right away. If a bag is truly lost, airlines pay out a claim to the passenger. It's only after an extensive three-month search that an unclaimed bag is deemed truly orphaned, a fate realized by less than 0.03% of all checked luggage! That's where we come in.

what baggage bermuda triangle do bags go into for over 3 months, then are found again to sell to these guys?


The trunk of a TSA guys '92 Buick.
 
2020-07-07 2:42:28 PM  

Cajnik: Left a grocery bag with a kids jacket, scarf and hat in the overhead compartment and didn't realize it until baggage claim. I went over the the United luggage office and they called the gate. Sure enough, it was there. So I told the lady we are flying out tomorrow, I'll stop by and get it.

The next day, the United office was closed (it was a Monday - Friday office but they didn't mention it the day before) so I filed a claim online. They never found it and closed the case after 30 or 60 days. Called that office too...

Luckily the stuff was old and getting too small, but how do you not process an online request for something I know was found when they were cleaning?

// It was Dulles, if it matters...


Why would you expect them to store your shiat for you?
 
2020-07-07 3:00:56 PM  
This is like the third time I have seen this seemingly random company 'profiled' as some sort of legit article, attributed to an actual reporter with a byline. How/why is this company getting sweetheart ad deals from media?
 
2020-07-07 3:12:01 PM  

thesloppy: This is like the third time I have seen this seemingly random company 'profiled' as some sort of legit article, attributed to an actual reporter with a byline. How/why is this company getting sweetheart ad deals from media?


No idea, been to the store when I was in the area & most of their prices were ripoffs.   They're worse than goodwill & run by Alabama rednecks.
 
2020-07-07 3:36:11 PM  
How much are they selling kilos for?
 
2020-07-07 4:04:07 PM  

chitownmike: Why would you expect them to store your shiat for you?


It was a plastic bag with a kids coat in an office marked 'lost and found'

Why would I make some poor guy schlep it down when I was returning to the airport the next day?
 
2020-07-07 5:04:50 PM  

Cajnik: chitownmike: Why would you expect them to store your shiat for you?

It was a plastic bag with a kids coat in an office marked 'lost and found'

Why would I make some poor guy schlep it down when I was returning to the airport the next day?


Oh, I see, you don't understand that you are responsible for your belongings and that it isn't the airlines responsibility to store your shiat
 
2020-07-07 5:34:31 PM  
Isn't this article the exact kind of annually recycled "news" that Drew talked about in his book?
 
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