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Locker owner wants leg back
« on: November 03, 2013, 12:56:26 PM »
Bought a unit last week and while cleaning it out the facility manager rides up on her golf cart. She told me that the locker's former owner requested that I return her prosthetic leg.  :o

Now, I'm usually always willing to return personal items like that but it got me thinking. If you needed your prosthetic leg, why would you put it in storage for over a year? Also, some of these prosthetic legs can be worth thousands while others are giant paper weights. I haven't found the prosthetic leg yet, but when I do, I'm going to have it checked out.

Anyone ever sold a prosthetic?

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 01:18:44 PM »
That's odd.   Yeah, why is it in storage?

That's...hmmmm......I guess I would return it.   They are made to fit but other than that area the rest would be some bucks.     No clue where to sell.  Probably easier to donate...the VA or something?...but in that case you might as well return.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 03:09:25 PM »
Bought a unit last week and while cleaning it out the facility manager rides up on her golf cart. She told me that the locker's former owner requested that I return her prosthetic leg. 

I wouldn't for free, I'd definitely charge for it since it is now your property.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 03:37:08 PM »
I wouldn't for free, I'd definitely charge for it since it is now your property.

Whatever the circumstance.....it's her leg!   Your cold, Alloro, cold.   LOL

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 04:56:17 PM »
It could be that she collects oddities and it's not actually "her" prosthetic leg but an antique prosthetic leg. In that case I'd keep it. Otherwise if she is in fact an amputee and it's just her back up leg or something I would certainly give it back and think it would be bad karma to charge her for it.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 10:15:54 AM »
Well, it could be argued its personal property and not medical equipment but if she took it to court I don't think she'd have a leg to stand on.....



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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 12:56:42 PM »
Well, it could be argued its personal property and not medical equipment but if she took it to court I don't think she'd have a leg to stand on.....
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She wouldn't want to take it to court, the legal fees would cost her an arm and a leg.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 09:16:01 PM »
This whole topic seems to be a knee-jerk reaction.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 09:53:22 PM »
This whole topic seems to be a knee-jerk reaction.

That joke is on it's last leg.

I actually found the prosthetic today. The reason the lady wanted it back was because she was stashing her jewelry inside of it. Not really, I'm just pulling your leg.  :D


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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 05:25:43 AM »
Bought a unit last week and while cleaning it out the facility manager rides up on her golf cart. She told me that the locker's former owner requested that I return her prosthetic leg.  :o

Now, I'm usually always willing to return personal items like that but it got me thinking. If you needed your prosthetic leg, why would you put it in storage for over a year? Also, some of these prosthetic legs can be worth thousands while others are giant paper weights. I haven't found the prosthetic leg yet, but when I do, I'm going to have it checked out.

Anyone ever sold a prosthetic?

I had one I carried around for about 6 months. Older model leg. I thought for sure someone would buy it for a Halloween prop if nothing else. Finally donated it to Goodwill. Although I never pursued listing it on Ebay, probably should have given it a shot there before chunking it.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 08:40:11 AM »
I had one I carried around for about 6 months. Older model leg. I thought for sure someone would buy it for a Halloween prop if nothing else. Finally donated it to Goodwill. Although I never pursued listing it on Ebay, probably should have given it a shot there before chunking it.

Same here. I had two that I found in the same locker. Looked quite modern. I had them for sale on Craigslist for several months and I ran them through several garage sales with no luck. I eventually donated them and left with my tail between my legs.

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 09:09:52 AM »
I actually found the prosthetic today.

How long is it? Perhaps you can charge her by the foot.

Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 09:18:49 AM »
You should give the lady a break, she's already been cut off at the knees.

Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 09:37:33 AM »
Are you sure there were no valuables in there? I think you should shake a leg..

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Re: Locker owner wants leg back
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013, 10:19:31 AM »
Majority sell on ebay for under $100.    I think I'd return it, especially if unit is already turning a profit.  I'd rather have the goodwill and good karma......

But here's an option.....


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