1. jjr07726's Avatar
    So I preorder the iphone from Apple and Verizon (one for me and one for my parents). Verizon one comes on monday to the office, I open and activate it. Apple one comes on Tuesday, put it in my desk drawer. Go to bring it home 2 days later and its gone. Someone stole an unopened iphone from my desk drawer in my office. Boom $650 full retail stolen. No clue what to do here. Apparently Apple says no one can activate it besides myself. Does anyone know if that's true. It was still in the shrink wrap!!
    02-15-2011 10:41 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple should know its serial number, after you're done with the police, report it stolen to Apple and Verizon, and it gets put on a list of stolen phones that can never be activated on Verizon's network.
    02-15-2011 10:44 PM
  3. jjr07726's Avatar
    Yea I did that with both Apple and Verizon. But I'm still out 650. I guess all that can make me happy is that whoever has the phone can't activate it
    02-15-2011 10:51 PM
  4. jamesandyori's Avatar
    Why didn't you take the phone with you?
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    02-15-2011 10:52 PM
  5. DougFNJ's Avatar
    Call your credit card company and see if they have insurance for lost or stolen goods in a given time. Good luck, I really hope it works out for you.
    02-15-2011 11:55 PM
  6. lcargile's Avatar
    Your card company should take care of you. Even debit cards, which is what I used, has a pretty good policy about helping you out in these type situations. Its worth a shot. Hope everything works out.
    02-16-2011 08:01 AM
  7. jmill79's Avatar
    That sucks man. All theives have a special place in hell reserved for them.
    02-16-2011 08:26 AM
  8. blitzjb's Avatar
    Your company should pay for it. Any security cameras? The cleaning people? Complain to the landlord!
    02-16-2011 08:51 AM
  9. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    That is terrible but why didnt you take it home with you? I mean I would never leave anything valuable at work too many people who could take it. That's a shame though
    02-16-2011 08:52 AM
  10. MECM's Avatar
    Ugh..that's the worst. Sorry!
    02-16-2011 09:41 AM
  11. MECM's Avatar
    On second thought...is there any way to put insurance on the phone (you have 14 days at vzw) and get a new one? Probably not because you've already called, but I just wanted to throw it out there. I know there's a deductible but it would be better than no phone...
    02-16-2011 09:53 AM
  12. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Man that is a really crappy story. But like many have said, why didn't you just take it home? Hope you get everything straightened out.
    02-16-2011 09:56 AM
  13. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Hope it works out. Not sure what the credit card company would be able to do. Hopefully they can help somehow though but I'm trying to imagine what it would like if they reimbursed everyone who called about something being stolen. I don't want to throw more salt on the wound, but I don't understand why you would leave something that valuable in an unlocked office desk drawer. Does your work have cameras and maybe a log of the cleaning persons working that night? I would look into all options to find the person.
    02-16-2011 11:04 AM
  14. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Man, that stinks!
    02-16-2011 11:06 AM
  15. Jf15's Avatar
    Very crappy story! Go into work tomorrow and slap anyone with a iPhone 4 then wait for the cleaning people and so the same.
    02-17-2011 07:39 AM
  16. jjr07726's Avatar
    Bought it with Amex and its covered under theft protection. What a savior. I guess its worth the 50 bucks a year I pay for Amex. They said it would be refunded to my card within 30 days
    02-18-2011 11:30 PM
  17. Mk4Jetta's Avatar
    That's good news! Glad it worked out!
    02-19-2011 12:20 AM
  18. E_Brown's Avatar
    On second thought...is there any way to put insurance on the phone (you have 14 days at vzw) and get a new one? Probably not because you've already called, but I just wanted to throw it out there. I know there's a deductible but it would be better than no phone...
    That is fraud. Why would you recommend that?
    02-19-2011 08:10 AM
  19. E_Brown's Avatar
    Bought it with Amex and its covered under theft protection. What a savior. I guess its worth the 50 bucks a year I pay for Amex. They said it would be refunded to my card within 30 days
    Glad to hear it worked out for you!
    02-19-2011 08:11 AM
  20. lmac4cy's Avatar
    Sorry to hear this. I hope everything as turned out all right.
    02-21-2011 04:17 PM
  21. rjdangerous's Avatar
    Why didn't you take the phone with you?
    maybe he didn't want to?

    stop trying to blame the guy who got robbed, blame the criminal.
    02-21-2011 04:35 PM
  22. jdragione's Avatar
    I feel bad your iPhone is gone but seriously, who leaves something that valuable alone where other people have access.

    Do you leave your doors unlocked at night?

    Do you leave your keys in your ignition when you go to the store?

    Do you leave your $700 phone unattended in a public area

    NO!
    shipwrestler125 likes this.
    02-21-2011 09:47 PM
  23. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I feel bad your iPhone is gone but seriously, who leaves something that valuable alone where other people have access.

    Do you leave your doors unlocked at night?

    Do you leave your keys in your ignition when you go to the store?

    Do you leave your $700 phone unattended in a public area

    NO!
    Agree 100% as terrible as it is you cant leave anything that valuable where anyone has access to it.
    02-21-2011 10:14 PM
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