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A lesson learned? kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13

Poof.

Blessed Mama of Two (: Due May 1 (girl); 1 child; St Paul, Minnesota 325 posts
24th Apr '13

That's a no brainier.. LESSON LEARNED!

Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
24th Apr '13

Lesson learned

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Blessed Mama of Two (::" That's a no brainier.. LESSON LEARNED!"


I figured. I knew that since it wasn't stolen, running to the cops would be pointless. But I didn't know if any legal action could be taken.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
24th Apr '13

In most states, people only need to give you 30 days before the property is legally theirs.



Lesson learned. You didn't seem to care until they made a profit from it.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
24th Apr '13

that person should be more responcible. letting someone have it for 3.5 years is exactly that letting them have it

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" In most states, people only need to give you 30 days before the property is legally theirs. Lesson learned. You didn't seem to care until they made a profit from it."


So if you lend something to someone for over 30 days without requesting it back, it becomes their property?

Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6262 posts
status 24th Apr '13

Funny that they asked you to take it back numerous times and you refused clearly it wasn't very important. Yet once they make profit from it you want to turn around and say they stole it? :roll:



**** using you as in anyone who this is about not you specifically OP.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" So if you lend something to someone for over 30 days without requesting it back, it becomes their property?"</blockquote>




Here, if you ask someone to get their things from your house, and they don't, after 30 days, it's yours.

Smash Fins ; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 1289 posts
24th Apr '13

Lesson learned... Not much you can do.

Stephicus Due April 25 (girl); 1 child; Pennsylvania 116 posts
24th Apr '13

Yeah, after that long of a time, it'd be considered abandoned property. It's not like they didn't try to give it back...

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" So if you lend something to someone for over 30 ... [snip!] ... Here, if you ask someone to get their things from your house, and they don't, after 30 days, it's yours."


Where would one find what their state's law says on it?

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Stephicus:" Yeah, after that long of a time, it'd be considered abandoned property. It's not like they didn't try to give it back..."


So if it's considered abandoned property and they sell it to make a profit, are there no grounds to sue?



ETA: I assume it would be more hassle than it's worth regardless. I'm just curious if anything can be done or if it really is just a lesson learned.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting kr.r:" So if it's considered abandoned property and they sell it to make a profit, are there no grounds to ... [snip!] ... be more hassle than it's worth regardless. I'm just curious if anything can be done or if it really is just a lesson learned."


Sue for what exactly?

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Sue for what exactly?"


Well I don't know the laws for abandoned property in this state, but if the guitar still legally belonged to the original owner, then I guess suing for having your property sold without your consent.