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hack1of2
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Joined: 2010-11-30
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Location: Wauwatosa, WI

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just sent out emails to 8 people who are the last to log a retrieval of some of my trackables more than three months ago. I marked as missing two more. Hopefully the emails will motivate them to move them along. We have 34 of them out there. Here's what I stated (the wording slightly changed depending on the nature of the situation):

Hi _____

I'm doing my annual checkup of travel bugs and geocoins and see that you retrieved my ______ travelbug back in September but haven't placed it anywhere yet. I'm hoping you can move it along soon. Many of my 30 to 40 travelbugs and geocoins out there have traveled thousands of miles but that one has been stuck since 9/18/11. Thanks!

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kungfuhippie
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Joined: 2010-05-04
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good luck on those, luckily mine that seemed to have been misplaced in Australia was found and placed again after an email to the cacher in question.

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Muggle B
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Joined: 2010-06-29
Posts: 339
Location: Appleton, WI

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ya im not sure ill put any more out, I have two, but one is gone for sure and the other, well, some guy has had it for a couple months now, and I doubt it will get back in play.

Actually I have a 3rd one, but that one will NEVER leave my hands.

to bad, it could be a fun addition to the sport.

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beezers958
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Joined: 2009-07-03
Posts: 130
Location: Shorewood, WI

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I haven't spent money for geo-coins (the ones I have won are out in the wild - I don't collect), but I have done a few TB's. I had one TB go missing on Martha's Vineyard and replaced it. I'll still send them out and just hope for the best. I think for the time being, I'm going to go for TB's and attach them to objects of interest. Next up, Frodo Baggins for my wife...

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've learned to place unattractive travel bugs out in the wild - less chance of them being kept! Mr. Green
 
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beezers958
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

John, would that be travel bugs with a picture of you attached? (clothed or unclothed - does it matter?) Twisted Evil

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

beezers958 wrote:
John, would that be travel bugs with a picture of you attached? (clothed or unclothed - does it matter?) Twisted Evil
HEY! Good idea! I bet those babies would get a lot of miles on them!
 
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beezers958
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ummmmm... Wait, that was sarcasm. Oh,...were you also?... Laughing

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mongo1965
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Joined: 2010-08-22
Posts: 800
Location: Rhinelander

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

Went out last weekend thinking the caches I was going to I would be able to drop off the trackables I had. Forgot that even though they where cool hides the actual container was just a film container Sad
 
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beccaday
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Joined: 2010-09-22
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

I hope that they keep moving. I actually just did something similar and didn't get any response on any of them except one. My very first travel bug launched suddenly started moving again. And that silly little dog is a world traveller! I'm glad he's moving again. Check him out: TB3ERBZ Sadly, I have many that are mostly likely lost or stolden, including the National Parks Passport that Hack1of2 helped move along. Sad TB3MH3K They're only $7, did someone really need to steal it?!

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JimandLinda
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Joined: 2008-08-14
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Location: Rosendale WI

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

One of my coins showed up as a gift for a grade-schoolers birthday! The geocaching mom e-mailed me that it would be put in a cache soon, after 10 monthes of being "missing"!

You never know... Smile
 
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cheviac72
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Joined: Jan 01, 2012
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Location: Beloit, WI

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gives me hope that my travel tag will reappear.

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Northwoods Tom
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Joined: 2010-12-03
Posts: 664
Location: Washington Island

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is an area of Geocaching I fell in love with soon after starting, for a few months that is...

Mrs. Northwoods gave me 3 wonderful geocoins for Christmas and they vanished almost immediately after release. All three had special "missions" printed on a small card and sealed within their package and I hoped this would decrease the likelihood of being plundered but I was wrong. One had the mission of going to caches far off the beaten path, it went missing after its first placement. A second had the mission of going to caches with a combined D/T total of 7 or more. Gone after its first placement. And the third has been in the possession of a geocacher for almost a year and a half.

Countless e-mails and polite pleas later, all three still reside in the land of the lost.

This being an area of Geocaching I once loved, I still hesitantly move a trackable on an occasion, but often avoid it due to many cachers beliefs that if you take a coin you should leave one. Sure you can say that I could go the route of travel tags but this just isn't the same for me. Just my thoughts and experience on this issue.
 
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Zelanzy
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Joined: Feb 29, 2012
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Location: Across the border in MN

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I know how you guys feel, I have a few stuck in Alaska and Canada caches! Hard to get some movin!

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beccaday
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Joined: 2010-09-22
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

I just sent a polite email asking the holder to get my geocoin moving and they did! Hooray!

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