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#41 HoustonControl

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

A Breast Cancer Awareness Geocoin I had dedicated to my deceased mother disappeared almost 3 years ago... and turned up today!  Turns out some newbie cacher took it from a cache (didn't log it), didn't cache for 2 years, then dropped it in a seldom-visited cache last May.  Someone found it today and it's back in circulation.  Woo hoo!  O0
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#42 SavvySIREGirl

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

That's really cool, HC!


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#43 HoustonControl

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:09 AM

OK, here's another resurrection story.  My Masters of Cache geocoin that I released in 2006, disappeared from a cache in Indiana in 2009.  Now it has reappeared!!!

...for sale on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/...m=110647147500  >:(

I was tipped off by a cacher from the Czech Republic who saw it for sale and inquired about the tracking number.  The seller is from Indiana -- go figure.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Did you send him a note telling him to go drop it in a cache?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

Did you send him a note telling him to go drop it in a cache?

I innocently asked about the tracking number and if the coin was already activated on GC.com.  We'll see if he replies.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:03 PM


Did you send him a note telling him to go drop it in a cache?

I innocently asked about the tracking number and if the coin was already activated on GC.com.  We'll see if he replies.


It looks like he is just some sort of dealer.  Probably paid a buck or two for it and trying to sell it off.  Maybe you could get a good deal on it by lumping his other two items in with it on a bundle price.  :2funny:
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:51 PM



Did you send him a note telling him to go drop it in a cache?

I innocently asked about the tracking number and if the coin was already activated on GC.com.  We'll see if he replies.


It looks like he is just some sort of dealer.  Probably paid a buck or two for it and trying to sell it off.  Maybe you could get a good deal on it by lumping his other two items in with it on a bundle price.  :2funny:

I don't plan on paying for the same coin twice!

But I could use the Extenze... >:D
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#48 HoustonControl

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:13 PM

The woman selling it replied back to my question.  She said that someone else asked her if it was activated (I guess the Czech cacher who tipped me off about it).  She gave him the tracking number and he told her it belonged to HoustonControl and she wanted to know if that was me.  She said they were visiting the cemetery and found the cache by accident a couple of years ago.  They didn't know what geocaching was, but the note said to take something and leave something -- so they did!  I told her that since the coin has already been activated, it's kind of like selling a car without the keys or title.  Nice to look at, but not good for much else.

She has ended the auction and has offered to put the coin back in the cache or mail it back to me.  O0
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

Well that ended well!  Congrats  O0
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

I wish more ended up like that.  I'm so glad she was understanding.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:04 PM

She's mailing it to me.  I told her about how the coins travel around and you can track them and watch them move and she said, "Oh, like Where's George?".  :)
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:15 PM

"Oh, like Where's George?".  :)

  O0
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:45 PM

That is so awesome
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

Got my coin in the mail today!  Now, should I send it back out, or release a proxy?  ::)
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

Booooo to proxies.  I would either send it out or just keep it  :)
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

I want to see one of the gxproxy.com proxy coins in person.  I think people might like that a lot better than what's normally out there.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:23 AM

I don't care for proxies.  I like to see the coin.  I either send out a coin or keep it.  I move coins that I find, I don't mess with proxies.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:11 AM

I really don't care for proxies either.  I think I'll re-release this one, but I'm going to mark it better to indicate to newbies (or muggles) that it's a trackable item and not just typical swag.  As it is now, it's just in it's plastic sleeve along with the Geocoin club card.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:00 PM

Got my coin in the mail today!  Now, should I send it back out, or release a proxy?  ::)

Maybe you could put it on Ebay ::)
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:39 AM

Another great TB resurrection story -

A few years ago we launched our Series of Unfortunate Caches with TBs Violet, Klaus and Sunny along to share in the adventure. Criffree picked up Klaus, put him in his Cinco Ranch Songs Series Bonus TB Hotel to start him on his journey. True to his backstory, within a few months the cache was muggled, with Klaus still in it, gone from the GC world forever.

Or so we thought. Today I got a notification from GC.com that a local cacher named ZeRiddler had picked Klaus up from Random Post (GC2HN5P), not far from where he originally disappeared. I don't know how he got there and I don't care. Klaus is back in the game!!!

Now I just have to pay criff back for the 7 or 8 TBs and GCs he has guiltily slipped me through the years...

Oh, and thanks ZeRiddler!




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