Stolen iPhones 4 (2 units!) - Help required

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by parajba, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm based in the UK. A good friend of mine based in Germany bought two iPhone 4 (16GB) from the UK Apple Online store (it wasn't available in Germany without a contract, or it was more expensive) and asked whether she could provide my UK address for the delivery (Apple UK requires a UK address).

    I said yes of course, she's a good friend of mine.

    3 weeks ago the 2 iPhone 4 arrived. I went to the local DHL branch and posted the two items (without insurance). I paid £40.

    4 weeks on and the DHL guy confirmed they've gone missing. They cannot locate them.

    Somebody stole them. According to the DHL tracker they went to Gatwick, then back to Heathrow, then Gatwick again and Heathrow again. They they 'lost it'.

    What can I do? Is there a way to retrieve/locate a brand new iPhone 4? Or to make it unusable?

    Some people should be shot in the eye!
     
  2. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    No insurance that was your first mistake. Keep on DHL until they find them. They are gone, no tracing of them.
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Isn't the insurance only for broken? If completely loose it, they should cover it anyway
     
  4. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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  5. marksman macrumors 603

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    DHL Is a horrible company. That is why we kicked them out of America.
     
  6. Honda macrumors member

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    Agree, Apple decided to use DHL as thier shipping provider for a case, what a horrible choice, but at least I got my case way earlier than the expected shipping date.

    I like UPS or FedEX more.
     
  7. aohus macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What in the world were you thinking? Huge mistake on your part.


    Agreed, not a smart move by the OP.


    Unfortunately, you are first in line for not getting insurance.:p
     
  9. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Same thing happened with my 2 ipod touches posted via UPS Mail innovations.
    You should have purchased insurance, without it you're pretty much screwed.

    On a side note, a friend of mine that works for ups has seen items fall off trucks, only to be taken home by workers. That's probably what happened here.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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  11. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everybody for your help...

    Yes, I know I should have taken out the insurance. I did tell this friend of mine (the iPhones are hers) that she should use UPS instead of DHL and with insurance, but she declined because DHL was £50 whereas UPS (w/o insurance) was already £100.

    I always use UPS only too.

    Pity...
     

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