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YouGetItBack works for Steve of The Hot Aisle

The last time I bumped into Steve, founder of The Hot Aisle IT Operations news site, I noticed he had one of those YouGetItBack stickers on his Nokia N95 8GB.

Good thing he did. He left it in a taxi recently:

I didn’t even register that I had lost it until I got an email from You Get It Back a truly fantastic company founded on the principle that most people are honest. I stuck a You Get It Back sticker on my Nokia a few months ago after I got a free sample, the sticker has a simple message – Reward for Return and a freephone number.

You can read more about Steve’s experience here.

I have, perhaps, been operating on a far more cynical viewpoint than is necessary. Maybe if I had YouGetItBack stickers, I’d have had a lot more of my handsets returned?

Steve’s just ordered a job lot.

I think I might get some too.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

7 replies on “YouGetItBack works for Steve of The Hot Aisle”

I met the YouGetItBack guys last year as part of Mobile Geeks of London 'On Tour' in Las Vegas, (they kindly sponsored the venue) – Glad to see their product still stands tall.

Nice work

Hmm my keys and most of my expensive things have a Dymo label on it somewhere that says “Reward if found – [phonenumber]” and that didn't cost me a penny (well, someone bought the Dymo tape but it wasn't me!)

It's a good idea, I just don't think it needs a company to do it.

Dan,

Cool idea, but the really neat thing about You Get It Back is that the phone number is a Free Fone with a 24 x 7 call center set up 100% to get stuff back. The power of the solution is that it just makes the being honest thing easy, free and painless. That is what gets You Get It Back to 75% return rate on labeled products. Worth every penny in my humble opinion.

Staggering, but then I would say that having just got my phone back.

Steve

Hi Dan,
The worry about having your number on your keys is that it isn't a major step to get your identity and possibly your address – there are lots of reverse look up services out there. If someone has your keys and your address that isn't a great place to be in.
We find that good people are time poor and need a very simple fast way to report a find.
Our tags give you complete anonymity as well as making it simple for the finder to return them.

Hi Dan,
The worry about having your number on your keys is that it isn't a major step to get your identity and possibly your address – there are lots of reverse look up services out there. If someone has your keys and your address that isn't a great place to be in.
We find that good people are time poor and need a very simple fast way to report a find.
Our tags give you complete anonymity as well as making it simple for the finder to return them.

Hi Dan,
The worry about having your number on your keys is that it isn't a major step to get your identity and possibly your address – there are lots of reverse look up services out there. If someone has your keys and your address that isn't a great place to be in.
We find that good people are time poor and need a very simple fast way to report a find.
Our tags give you complete anonymity as well as making it simple for the finder to return them.

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