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Thread: Caution! Don't do what I did

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    You might have to email the company with the info for the replacement!

    I have done similar things......once in Europe with a hairdryer converter! Never had a dry head the rest of the trip!

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    my story. Went to Disney with DD 4 yo. when we got home found that her precious Molly Dolly was missing. Called the hotel. the maid had found it and it was mailed out overnight. We were so grateful.. good ending.
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    When traveling or even retreats, classes EVERYTHING I bring has one of those mail return labels on it, with my phone # written on it too. So far I have not left anything behind, but there will come a day...hopefully whoever finds it will let me know.......unfortunately, your cord was probably tossed in trash.....sorry.......

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    When I was about 4-5 years old, I left my beloved teddy bear at a motel. When we discovered it, my folks called the motel. The vacation was a hard one for me without Brown Bear, but he was waiting for me when we got back home. I'm 55 now and I still have him, although I don't travel with him. At least not that I'll admit! lol
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    Good morning, you might try interstatesalesusa.com they have cords. looks promising. gadglady

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    thats a bummer! i left my favorite pillow but they were able to send it to me at a cost of course. I am sure you can get a cord either on line or where they sell janomes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    Well, it seems no one else has ever left a library book. But I did. You'd think they could send it to the library, but....
    Ha! Maybe your library book was the one I found and returned to the library!

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    Quote Originally Posted by great aunt jacqui View Post
    my story. Went to Disney with DD 4 yo. when we got home found that her precious Molly Dolly was missing. Called the hotel. the maid had found it and it was mailed out overnight. We were so grateful.. good ending.
    Disney is AWESOME with this sort of thing. My 3 yo son lost his Mickey Mouse hat, the kind with the ears and his embroidered name on it. We went to the lost and found, they didn't have it, but they had us fill out a card with our name, address, etc. on it. A week after we got home it showed up in the mail.

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    I'm sorry for your expense and inconvenience, but I'm impressed you had your sewing maching up and running in a motel room. I only travel with hand work.
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    I left my good pillow in a room, never take one again!

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    I did that once.. I called the hotel they have a lost and found. Its worth a try.

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    I would get in touch with Janome company-they might send you one.

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    As I'm packing I make a list of what I put in. Then when I leave I put a check by each item to make sure that it's all packed. That way I never leave anything. Just a FYI.


    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    I was doing some sewing in our motel room and I left the electric cord and machine pedal when we checked out. I was not aware that I had left it until 2 wks later. Needless to say, they couldn't find the missing cord. And now my sewing is on hold until I can find a new cord. My machine is a Janome Stylist 509. Don't make the same mistake I did.
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    some times if you check EBAY people sell parts. Good luck .

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    I have also had good luck getting replacements on Ebay and Amazon. Don't fret just replace it and move on! Your sewing will give you much more joy than the regrets will provide!
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    Oh, that could be an expensive mistake. I had to buy a new cord for my Janome and I was shocked how much it cost.

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    My husband was in a band years ago and we have adopted the "dummy check" system (that's the name the band dudes gave it) he used to use on the road. Before walking out of the room, each person takes a different area of the room/bathroom/suite whatever, and does a quick check for anything left behind. I'm happy to say that we've never forgotten anything in a hotel room because we consciously do a "dummy check" before we check out. We've also taught the kids to do a dummy check just before walking out the door too. There's no blame, and everyone ends up with their stuff. I find it easier than having to remember a checklist...
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    toothbrush

    One time I left my electric toothbrush and I called immediately and they couldn't find it. I can't imagine anyone wanting someones toothbrush

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    My hubby once left a digital camera & it was turned in. We send the maid a reward check!
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    i'm afraid i've done worse. my husband travelled a great deal for work and took a clock radio with him because he often stayed in rooms that didn't have them. he went to new orleans for a conference and i joined him a couple of days later. the last day he called me from the conference and asked me to go ahead and pack up, check out and put the bags on hold at the desk. naturally i did. we met for lunch and strolled the french quarter, and had an early evening flight. we picked up the bags and flew home. i started to unpack and my husband saw the clock radio and cracked up. it was the exact model we had, sitting right there on the bedside table! no, i didn't leave anything, i inadvertently 'stole' the radio. dh called the hotel and they said keep it, they had plenty and it wasn't worth the postage. i'm sure they laughed too! oh, yeah, the hotel was the hilton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda View Post
    My hubby once left a digital camera & it was turned in. We send the maid a reward check!
    I read to the end of this post because I was going to mention offering a reward might motivate someone to return the cord. I put a man's shaving kit bag or cheap lap top case with my machine so the cordor what item I bring goes in there and when I see the bag I think about what goes in the bag.
    Once DH and I put son into the car and drove away without the brand new carriage. Both of us thought the other had put the carriage in. At least one of us remembered the child
    A few weeks ago we left a tote on the curb with my ipad and jewelry and did not notice until we were an hours ride away. thought it would be gone due to middle school getting dismissed and the area where we left it but a lady and her son found it and called because my phone number was on the checks also in the bag and the money was all there. I gave him a hug and a good reward. I had promised candles and prayed to St. Anthony and St. Jude which may have done the trick? Hope you get it back too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappyAZ View Post
    One time I left a pair of shoes in a hotel room. I called the hotel and described the shoes and gave them the room# we were in. I pretty much had zero hope of the shoes turning up so you can imagine my surprise when a few days later, the hotel sent the shoes to my home. It's comforting to know that there are honest people and honest companies that do the right thing.
    There ARE honest people in this world. I left my purse behind at a Wendy's. Didn't notice it until I arrived at home. I gave them a call and they said that the worker who was cleaning the dining room turned it in. They had it waiting for me behind the counter. When I arrived to get it, the manager went to the back and came back saying that they had put it in the safe until I claimed it. I was so impressed!!And no, there was nothing missing from the purse.
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    Depends on the motel that you stayed in. I know some people in the industry and they have told me of the many things that they just throw away because they are just too lazy to do anything else.

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    Darn...I bet that is a a bit pricier and harder to replace than the camera battery charger I think I left in Hawaii. So sorry.

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    I found a replacement for my Janome foot pedal on Allbrands.com ( my puppy chewed it) They're not cheap, but they're good quality.
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