(a late christmas miracle) lost my phone, found a switch.

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  1. invaderyoyo

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    Hmm, story sounds pretty fishy. Whether it's true or not, this is absolutely NOT stealing. If the guy knew who the owner was then it would be a different story.
     
  2. Memoir

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    Wish I lived in your world. Not your property, you don't own it. There's a reason "squatting" is illegal.

    "Finders keepers" isn't valid outside of 3rd grade. No matter what you choose to believe.
     
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    Do what you please.. The universe doesn't work like most people would hope to believe. And if you didn't post this thread, no one would have known that you had it in the first place. It's really up to you if you want to return it or not, but you won't get any judgement from me. If I was careless enough to lose my belongings in a backpack on the street, and someone found it, I would understand if I never saw it again.
     
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    This is the sad truth, though it doesn't make it right.

    Do what you want with lost property, I guess. If it gets found out, then the "justice system" (lol, yeah right) will take care of you.
     
  5. DarkFlare69

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    this is probably mcwhiters9511 switch that you stole
     
  6. invaderyoyo

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    I live in reality. Would it have made more sense for him to just leave it there? He clearly doesn't know who the owner is. He did not break any laws.
     
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    Exactly.
     
  8. Devin

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    Just log on and solely use your account. I doubt Nintendo has implemented any type of blacklisting aside from card fraud and cheating.

    I know you didn't ask for advice per se but an option would be to give it to the police as a lost item once you've had your fun. In most places the police allow people to turn in lost items and put a claim on them as the "finder". If the person who lost the item doesn't contact them to claim it in a predetermined amount of time (Usually 90 days.) then you can invoke your right as a finder and keep it. (I know that's the case where I live. I found a motorized bike in a lake once and had the police come pick it up. Forgot to put in a claim though 90 days later so I'm sure they sold it.) This is just an option to allow you to have a bit of fun with the system, clear your conscious and also potentially come out with a Switch as well.
     
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    An honest man would bring the device to the police or use the information on the Switch itself to contact the owner.
     
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    Oh my god, this thread is absolutely incredible. What in the world.
     
  11. Xzi

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    I'd turn it in...if I wasn't homeless. I gotta admit, wrong or right, I'd be very tempted to keep it for my own entertainment in that particular situation. Gotta have my vidjas, probably a bigger addiction than caffeine.
     
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    Only difference here is that a dollar bill doesn't have a user account attached to it with a perfectly functional customer support.
    If you're going with the "finding money" example, a credit card would be much better here, since it has both, and of course you're gonna return it instead of using it.
     
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    Nope, a credit card is just a piece of plastic. The credit card itself is absolutely worthless. The Switch is nothing like that.
     
  14. smileyhead

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    The point here is that you can easily contact a bank and have the credit card returned, just like with a Switch and Nintendo Support. A dollar bill is untraceable, unless someone writes their phone number on every bill they get.
     
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    I would try to return it, via a police station, Nintendo customer support, etc. If you can't find the owner within a couple weeks, just keep it
     
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    Do people really believe this story? It's sounds so fishy and odd. A new account, a karma story and homeless to boot. I don't believe it for a second.
    And s/he lives on the streets and happen to come to GBATemp of all forums? And how the heck do the person go online?
     
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    Library computers
     
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    @Kefka It is stealing. Punished by law or not. If I did it myself I would feel ashamed of someone finding out. If I knew someone did that, I will certainly not look them in good eyes, I will not trust this person.
     
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    If there are someone's name and address somewhere in the bag or something like that then you have no right to steal it and ignored it. Be a good guy and return it. Just saying. If there is no name and address in it at all and no way to access to find someone then you can keep it.
     
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    There's a linked NNID. He can contact Nintendo Support.
     
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