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Old 11-07-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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I lost my Kindle, left in a cab, and as soon as I got home I deregistered it. There is a chance it will be returned since there's a card with my name and phone number between the Kindle and the case.

Is there anything else I should do right now? I don't want Amazon Kindle to brick it now.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:17 AM   #3
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I lost my Kindle, left in a cab, and as soon as I got home I deregistered it. There is a chance it will be returned since there's a card with my name and phone number between the Kindle and the case.

Is there anything else I should do right now? I don't want Amazon Kindle to brick it now.
In addition to the other things, hope. The fact that you have some kind of identifying info with the kindle increases the chances you will get it back tremendously.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:55 AM   #4
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I lost a PW3 and called Amazon to report it. Because I did report it they said if I found it I could re-activate / register it but no one else could.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:23 PM   #5
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Bummer. Sorry for your loss.

I am now going to ponder the philosophical implications of "bricking" a lost device. Will it be more likely to be returned? Since it was not stolen, is it better for it to end up in a landfill instead of being used by the hands of whoever found it or was given it afterwards?

Seriously, contact the cab company. They might have it.

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Old 11-08-2019, 07:30 PM   #6
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Bummer. Sorry for your loss.

I am now going to ponder the philosophical implications of "bricking" a lost device. Will it be more likely to be returned? Since it was not stolen, is it better for it to end up in a landfill instead of being used by the hands of whoever found it or was given it afterwards.
If the user doesn't report it to Amazon and someone malicious "claims" it, they could theoretically purchase books using the original owner's Amazon account.

Definitely worth having Amazon freeze it.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #7
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If the user doesn't report it to Amazon and someone malicious "claims" it, they could theoretically purchase books using the original owner's Amazon account.

Definitely worth having Amazon freeze it.
I deregistered the Kindle within thirty minutes. I'm not sure what you mean by freezing but I don't want to brick it.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:28 PM   #8
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I lost my Kindle, left in a cab, and as soon as I got home I deregistered it. There is a chance it will be returned since there's a card with my name and phone number between the Kindle and the case.

Is there anything else I should do right now? I don't want Amazon Kindle to brick it now.
Call Amazon support and see what they tell you. In my experience customer support is excellent and who knows they may offer you a deal on a kindle (or not). When I go out I purposely take one of my "cheap" ereaders like my kindle basic or old sony ereader I bought on shop goodwill in case something happens it's no big deal and I'll just get another one.
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