By davifilo - 26/10/2012 09:40 - Australia - Queanbeyan
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#1, what a poor ass first comment. Customized, one of a kind? Your response is total shit. OP should have been able to get it back from the little thief no questions asked regardless of his parents' embarrassment (which is the only reason I would hope they'd have been assholes) at whatever point if OP just flashed corresponding ID. #1 FAIL
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#26: Who are you to criticize me? That was my opinion, if you don't agree, thumb it down and move on. Yes, the case was customized, but how many people see something they like and decide they want it. Once seen, it's easily described. That's why posted found items are vaguely described; it's up to the owner to describe it in detail by memory.
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It counts as more than circumstantial evidence to the owner, but to everyone else it's still just their word, that's what Welshite is trying to say, I assume. Unless OP has a way to prove that case was his over an year ago, saying that it was means nothing to anyone else. Nobody is doubting it really is OP's iPod. But only he knows it, and he can't really expect to be treated any other way if he accuses someone of stealing it when he has no evidence that it really is his. Anybody could see the iPod and say "it's mine, it got stolen here a year ago, and I know because it's my custom case". Without proof it means nothing.
wolfhausen-Yes, a year is a long time, but what are the chances that at THE SAME bowling place that he lost his iPod, a kid will have an iPod with THE SAME CUSTOM case, with THE SAME name? I seriously doubt it was a coincidence, and OP has every right to make an accusation. Sorry to you and Welshite, but I disagree.
ManInTheMachine: It doesn't bother me that people disagree with my opinion. In fact, I appreciate responses; however, when someone starts personally attacking my comment, I will retaliate. I look at both sides of the conflict, and how I would react if it were me; in this case, OP came out the loser. The fact that he got thrown out might mean that instead of talking to the parents respectfully and explaining the situation, he angrily demanded the iPod back immediately and started yelling when the kid refused.
Exactly though what are the chances? What are the odds that a year later a child has the same iPod, iPod case, and name in that exact bowling ally. Definitely seems too perfect. I know that isn't the point. Whether its fake or not, he obviously didn't go about it the right way. You see a 10 year old (who would have been 9) with your iPod a year later and you just go off accusing him? Like Welshite said he was thrown out. Not only does he sound ridiculous in having this perfect opportunity of reclaiming his custom case custom engraved iPod but he went about it horribly. On top of that a year later! Who knows who actually took it. Stolen or found it seems inappropriate to me. Please don't feel the need to apologize I thoroughly enjoy every comment you make whether I agree or not :).
There is no "finders keepers if over x amount of time", that's just foolish. OP has every right to claim back his iPod from this family of thieves. And the fact that A) the parents allowed it to happen and B) they defended their son's thievery when called out makes this FYL all the way, and makes those parents a couple of bitch-ass motherfuckers.
"Name" as one puts in a custom item is more often than not just the first name, in which case it's not a proof. He might have evidence. I also said "unless he has evidence", which he *might* have, but he didn't say anything about having it. And if he did have solid evidence, he could just call the police and show them the proof, no need to say FML. LogicalMembrane: It IS his iPod. Nobody thinks it's not. The point is only whether he can prove it to other people or not. Because just him knowing it's his iPod won't be enough to force the thieves to give it back.
One thing people are forgetting is that the kid could've gotten it from someone who DID steal it. I had this happen to me once. Friend had a bigger, new ipod than me but couldn't jailbreak it, so we traded. Went and plugged it into the computer and it was "named" someone else I knew (first and last). I got lucky though, when I went to give it to the rightful owner he had already upgraded and let me keep it.
76- How exactly do you know that? He could have asked them respectfully but the parents could have been so embarrassed that they denied it and accused him. So stop thinking it know everything asshole. You're wrong so shut up and quit acting like a know-it-all. Fuck. People like you need to have a word filter before they speak or type.
They went back to the scene of the crime without even trying to disguise the stolen goods? FYL
The parents could've been the thieves! Should've made a police report!
I never thought about it, but now it seems perfectly logical. The parents could be covering themselves up by saying they had no idea what OP was talking about, and the 10 year-old wouldn't know what it was about anyway. And if the 10 year-old was the thief, "finders-keepers" really doesn't apply here.
My question is what kind of parents don't know or don't care that their son all of a sudden has a new iPod? If my kids suddenly had one, first question would be where they got it.
The parents could have taken it themselves. It would explain why the parents got mad the way they did. If the kid randomly had a new ipod and simply said he "found it" it would clearly belong to someone else and I think normal people would look for some kind of contact information in it.