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Lost Bag in Taxi

Post by franco4of5 » Wed, 23 May 2007 9:56 am

I left behind a bag in a taxi last night and have filed a report with the taxi cab company. Has anyone out there actually ever recovered an item that was left behind in a taxi cab? Just curious. I am really hoping to get my swim bag back, but am starting to lose faith. Thanks.

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Post by muratkorman » Wed, 23 May 2007 10:50 am

If you have taken a receipt at the end of the travel, you are likely to receive it, but if you just called the taxi company without any reference of the car, it won't be so easy. Some of my friends recovered their items as they had taken the receipt, but some of them couldn't as they couldn't trace the taxi in any way.

I hope you receive your bag.
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Post by Rich D » Wed, 23 May 2007 12:18 pm

I have known quite a few incidents where taxi drivers have returned items left behind - even driving back to the drop off point to take it back. This usually happens within a few hours of the discovery of loss though.

I would say the level of honesty amongst drivers in this respect is pretty high but unfortunately they can't do anything if the next passenger takes a fancy to the left item and removes it when they leave.

As a precaution always try to make a mental note of the taxi number - even if you flag it down on the street. Ironic I know as if your memory is so bad you leave stuff behind how will you commit a 4 digit number to memory!
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Post by rob w » Wed, 23 May 2007 2:06 pm

I lost my hand phone in a comfort taxi going out on a Sat night, when i noticed on sunday, I phoned it but it was turned off so i cancelled the sim and guessed it would be the last i saw of it as has happened with the other phones i lost.
But no on the monday i received a call saying it was in the office and i could go and pick it up.
they rang the last person who SMS'd me and asked for my ID and home number.
A top service Im sure you will get it back.
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Post by tjbm » Wed, 23 May 2007 2:58 pm

my son left his phone in a comfortcab a while back. we filled in the online form with what he remembered ie where he caught the cab it's destination and estimated times but not the cab number and he got it back a couple of days later. I was really impressed and he was relieved, a teenager without a phone is a nightmare!! I have since heard from others of stories that are similar. you may get lucky!! hope you get it back.

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Wed, 23 May 2007 3:45 pm

Rich D wrote: Ironic I know as if your memory is so bad you leave stuff behind how will you commit a 4 digit number to memory!
Rich,

It's possible for someone who is in a hurry and has a lot of stuff with him to forget a small bag in a taxi. :-|


franco,

I hope you get the bag back.
My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best out of what God made. -Robert Browning

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Post by Rich D » Wed, 23 May 2007 10:23 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:
Rich,

It's possible for someone who is in a hurry and has a lot of stuff with him to forget a small bag in a taxi. :-|
Yep, quite right AG. Actually that's the worst kind of loss as you may not notice your mistake until quite some time later. I was trying to infer that it is not easy to remember the number, fortunately, as later posters have testified, sometimes the destination and an estimate of the time will be enough.

I'm sure we all wish the OP the best of luck in retrieving the belongings.
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Update to "Lost Bag in Taxi"

Post by franco4of5 » Thu, 24 May 2007 9:17 am

Hey everyone! Thanks for all the support and info. Good news. The cab company called and they have my bag. I will pick it up later on today. I guess there are still honest and helpful people in the world.

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