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Old 12-18-2006, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Permanently mark your valuables to make it easier for the police to return them to you if they are stolen. Social Security number works best. Keep a record of marked objects in a file and keep it in the locker.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, and it is also a good idea to pull out that digital camera and make yourself an inventory that includes pictures, descriptions (including any identifying marks) and serial numbers as well. Not only is this good for insurance purposes, it also works in conjunction with putting an identifying number on your items to make it very clear the item is your property.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Now that is a very good idea. I had never thought about that but yes it would make it a lot easier to identify your possessions if they were ever found.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It would indeed work quite well...unless the robber found some way to unpermanent the permanent mark
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Taking pictures of items is a good idea. Especially when it comes to having to get reimbursed from insurance. My boss had a house fire and he said they had pictures of everything. He says it really helped him alot.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm so maybe the next time you go to the museum, try to take pictures of some valuables, like the Mona Lisa and such
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm so maybe the next time you go to the museum, try to take pictures of some valuables, like the Mona Lisa and such
LOL - might be hard to convince the insurance adjustor that you had the Mona Lisa hanging over your fireplace, but you never know!
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely a great idea. Marking your property could not just be helpful if it was stolen but also if it is lost. There are still good people out there who would want to return lost property.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I agree with the permanent mark idea, but I wonder about the wisdom of using one's social security number. That is a piece of information you definitely don't want a criminal to have because it makes identity theft that much easier.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Years ago the police department had a program where they would come to your home to mark your items for you. Anyone see the problem with that which led to the program's failure?
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