Lost something at Mumbai airport? Pay Rs500 a day to claim it

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/repo...i-airport-pay-rs500-a-day-to-claim-it_1575044

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    When Mangesh Shinde, 32, an advertising executive, forgot his Acer laptop at Mumbai airport during security check before boarding a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight, he thought he would reclaim it after returning to Mumbai. Three days later when he went to the lost and found section, he was told that he will have to pay Rs1,627 as demurrage charges to get it back.
    “I was quite stunned as this was not the first time that I had forgotten my things at the airport.I am a frequent traveller. Even when I had forgotten my mobile phone earlier, nobody charged me.They returned it to me after going through my identity proof.This is ridiculous,” he said.

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  2. Quasiconvexity
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    That will teach you to demur!
     
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    It's called "fee for service" and I think it's only reasonable to charge those who apparently can't keep track of their belongings for the cost of secure storage. At least his stuff didn't disappear.
     
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    It may just be for principle, but $35 to retrieve a computer is not bad.
     
  5. milchap
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    No good will in that airport. :(
     

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