Karma Contest: Win an item from CrackBerry Kevin's lost but now found luggage!

I once was lost, but now am found!
By Kevin Michaluk on 20 Feb 2013 02:03 pm EST

Karma Contest: Leave a comment letting me know which item you'd like to have out of the suitcase below and you could win it!

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After spending a month in Toronto at CrackBerry's BlackBerry 10 Launch Campaign Headquarters, I flew home Sunday night. When I arrived at YWG, only four out of my five checked bags came shooting down to the luggage carousel. Missing in action was my Tumi carry-on, which I had to check because it was densely packed and weighed in at 40lbs (the carry-on max weight is closer to 20lbs).

My missing luggage never arrived Monday. It never arrived Tuesday. So by this morning I had written off that I would ever see it again. Nothing in the bag was mission critical for me -- I carry all that in my backpack -- but there was a lot of good stuff packed in there. A couple spare PlayBooks (along with my gold chain PlayBook necklace). A bunch of older BBs. A PC laptop. Bose computer speakers and iPod dock. CrackBerry stickers. Some Z10 cases. And more.

Then a couple of hours ago I got a call. My missing luggaged was found and a courier would be dropping it off soon. AMAZING. This was the first time I had ever had my luggage go missing on me. It's a horrible feeling. I'd rather not have it happen again. So to help keem my luggage Karma cup full, I figured it would make sense to pay forward a few things out of my bag to some CrackBerry readers. There's some solid stuff in there for CrackBerry addicts. Leave a comment to this post saying what you want, and I'll pick out a few lucky winners to have it. Typical contest details apply (open worldwide, contest ends this Sunday at midnight. Just leave one entry). Good luck!

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Karma Contest: Win an item from CrackBerry Kevin's lost but now found luggage!



Totally for the PB... Ours were stolen, had one rooted and one current... Was sweet bliss... *sigh* I miss the lil' buggers...

BlackBerry style would be sick!!!!;) I mean anything BlackBerry is a go for me!!! Haha! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Sent from my BlackBerry ® PlayBook

Though the cases are great... Would love the Bluetooth speaker for the Z10... I doubt the speaker would launch anytime soon here in India... In case its not too much, could you throw in one of the AWESOME #TEAMBLACKBERRY stickers...

Awesome Kevin! glad you got it back, and that your giving back to the community that's amazing!

Id love to win the Bold 9900, always wanted one in white, the touchscreen BB is awesome to!

I'm on board the sticker train! But I have the sparks/splats from the Toronto BB Jam, I'm eyeing up one of those big CB stickers to throw on my car WOO team Crackberry

OHHHHHH!!! i wanted the Magic Mouse/keyboard combo for my 13" MBP retina @phil :( ok i'll settle for the acer laptop then if not the mouse

Hi Kevin,

I want one of those BlackBerry keyboard phone for a few reasons.

1. My first BlackBerry is a Z10. Serious, I have never used a keyboard on a phone before. Everyone says that it is great so I want to try it out.

2. I'm a BlackBerry fan, and what fan would want anything else?

I'd like to have the Blackberry Z10 leather holster that would be awesome. Thanks Kevin and Crackberry.

Crap = bad carma dude.

A Spark sticker or

A Bold 9900 or

A Spark sticker or

A PlayBook or

Did I mention a Spark sticker? ;)

To the tune of "Amazing Grace".. "I was lost, but now am found..."

Actually the best part is the case. :) But your sweetie might beat you sensless as, i recall, you stole it from her in the first place?



The Laptop or a Playbook could honestly be a life saver right about now to help me out in school! Please!

That is crazy man! That is actually kind of cool that the airlines found your bag. Cause from my experiences with losing things with airlines have not been good. Anyway, anything BB related would be awesome for me!!

Yeah. Props to Air Canada for keeping the hunt going. I wasn't so happy that it was lost to begin with... especially considering I had to pay an extra $100 per checked bag over the first one. That's a crazy price to me. I get that it can happen. Very glad they found it and everything was intact. 

There is nothing cool about that. If they are forcing you to pay and load your luggage they should be the ones keeping good care of it. If anything, you should ask them for your money back for lost productivity. I once flew via Luthansa (never again) and needless to say, not only was I kicked off my return flight, delayed 3 days in other countries, ended up taking a train back because they would not put me on a flight, end up missing a few days of work, and slept on the floor, but they also lost my luggage for a solid week and when it was finally returned, they had lost/damaged the bag, and threw the contexts in a plastic bag on my parents lawn.

What the heck? That's fricken terrible!! SUE THEM!!! or at least write a letter of complaint to their head office.
Damn, you must have said something to PO the ticket attendant or someone to be treated that terribly or someone just don't like you. =/

I remember one time when I moved back to Vancouver after staying in Houston, Texas for a while attending university. United Airlines lost my luggage and I was three days without clothes (except for the clothes that were on my back). Luckily, my luggage arrived to me. :)

Ya they lost my bag before too, its not a nice feeling but I got mine back as well so all's good. Last time I took a trip with brand new baggage and it looked like someone took a blade to the side of it, I was not happy.

Anyway if you don't mind I would like the Z10 oreo that's hiding under all that other stuff :o) and if that's not possible then maybe a playbook or a 9900 or laptop and if that's not possible thats okay. Thanks

Awesome contest, if I win can I get a playbook? much appreciated! By the way I don't know how you weren't freaking out that you could have potentially lost that stuff!!

Oh wow... I'd love to take the PlayBook off your hands, and if that's not going to happen, a CrackBerry sticker and a Team Blackberry sticker would be really awesome.

I'd like a Z10 case please. I bought my Z10 and I would love to keep it protected. Thank You!!!

(if possible can you please throw in some stickers, I'd also like to spread the word about crackberry and blackberry 10)

I would love love LOVE that white bold!!! Cant find them in the states and would be proud to rock it as Crackberry Kevins!!

I'd love the laptop........the battery on mine hasn't worked in 2 years, so I can't take it on the road with me. Failing that, some CrackBerry stickers would be awesome!

I've never won any of your contests. I'd love to win a Z10 one day, but anything will do. If I did have to choose, I'd choose the playbook out of all that stuff. I can't wait for the day I have my own Z10

I wouldnt mind a PlayBook,my wife needs one! And by the way, here in Colombia no one can tell this story, that bag would be MIA forever!

I would love to have that macbook keyboard and maybe the mouse too? you'd be saving a poor uni student some $$ hahaha :-p

I'll take anything. But if I had to choose you could give me the bose speaker dock ( I left mine out in the rain last summer) or the laptop (since I have an old POS running vista). And of course some stickers, 'cause who doesn't love stickers.

Congrats on getting it back with everything still in it. I could use a spre Playbook to give to my wife when she travels so we can video chat.

I will take the laptop, Bose speaker dock. bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and the scale. So any of these will be fine. Or the playbook

Your choice Kevin

Id love some of those #TeamBlackBerry and Crackberry.com stickers along with that Storm 2 for Nostalgias sake! Would love to show off CrackBerry while selling Z10's at Rogers!

My laptop is ancient and in need of replacement. If I won yours, that would be great, but I can't ask a guy to give up his laptop. I'll take the larger capacity Playbook instead.

I'll take that white speaker that came with your z10. I can't see the battery and charger combo, but if that's in there I'd take that instead.

Air Canada lost my luggage on a business trip once.. Had all of my suits etc. in it.
Not a fun time, but they did find it eventually as well !

Oh, I wouldn't mind the Z10 Holster.

I would love to win anything, but if I had to choose an item, I'd go for the Bose speakers. Best of luck to those entering this contest.

Hey Kevin, glad to hear you got your stuff back so that you can give it to us! lol I would LOVE to have that playbook rapid charger to go with my z10.
Failing that a few of your crackberry stickers to advertise the site would be great!

Wooo, Kevin you made me laugh ~6 minutes and also feel sorry for your luggage issues. I'll take the keyboard, if it works with PlayBook :)

I would LOVE some stickers! Preferably the Spark, or #TeamBlackBerry but CB logo works too. :D
I wouldn't mind the MagSage 2 power adapter either. The bluetooth speaker would be neat too. :D

I feel like a hawk looking down on the prey to be captured in my claws for some odd reason. lol Playbook would be so sweet to get my claws on! OR stickers to plaster my computer with!

I won a Z10 from CrackBerry, if i have to choose one, I want the Bluetooth Speaker to pair with my new phone. I don't know when will I get the phone, but play with the speaker may feed my hunger when waiting for the phone ;)
Congrats to you, Kevin. Btw, have you watched "Luggage Battles" where they put lost luggage from the airport for auction? That show pissed me off.

Bose computer speakers please! My dad has been bugging me for a 2.x set of speakers. And laptop if you're feeling generous! I'm using a circa 2009 Asus netbook that has a broken keyboard so I have to use the trackpad and double click the Windows on-screen keyboard in the accessibility menu...painful!

I was going to say the carry-on, but someone beat me to that.

How about what looks like a "BlackBerry Mini Bluetooth Speaker".. (I think that's what it is).

I was wondering if I was the only one that noticed the Pearl Flip. It is one of the few devices in this mix that I don't actually own...

Glad to here you got your stuff back OK CBK :)
now what would i like out of it LOL. id like the crackberry.com stick, put it on my car hehe :)
i'd think id like either the PB charger or the belt clip holder for my new Z10, either is good for me depending on what other people want too :)
again happy you got your stuff back Kev

I'll take the Laptop, don't need a phone, bought a z10 last night. Good to hear they delivered your bag that was misplaced, as lost, implies never to be found. I would say what happened is at this time of year, people carry more clothes and travel with more stuff, as it is winter. As you probably know airplanes are designed to hold a certain amount of weight. On average a traveller has two bags checked in and a carry on. Being winter bags are heavier and the aircraft has a weight limit. As Kevin stated he showed up with 5 bags, so it being winter and people travelling with more luggage the aircraft reached it allowable weight limit and thus no more bags could be loaded on to the aircraft, thus bags were intentionally kept of the plane. Kevin obviously filed a missing bag report and when the bag could be safely loaded on to the next plane that didn't have any bag limits, weight issues, the bag was sent to him and delivered by courier. Basically this is how it is suppose to happen when bags somtimes get left off an aircraft.

The BlackBerry Style please, my mother would loooooove that phone, and i could finally have her on BBM! :D

Is that small white rectangle next to the purple phone the wireless speaker from the unboxing you did in Toronto? That looked like a desirable item! If it isn't, then I had better say the Boss or my husband would be mad at me because that is what he would choose.

Is that small white rectangle next to the purple phone the wireless speaker from the unboxing you did in Toronto? That looked like a desirable item! If it isn't, then I had better say the Boss or my husband would be mad at me because that is what he would choose.

I'll take anything you've got. Maybe one of those spare PlayBooks? It would go nicely with my new Z10. :)

I'd like a bluetooth keyboard and mouse for a PlayBook. Or the white bluetooth speaker that was just released for the BB Z10.


I'm waiting for my Z10 Limeted Edition, so a case would be great!
If I'm one of the lucky ones, please drop a CB sticker in the box, so I can show who sponsored me ;)

Good luck everyone!

I'll take that Acer laptop to help you make your luggage lighter >:}
If that is taken by the time you pick me.. hehe.. I'll take one of the playbooks. Also that stack of #teamblackberry stickers and spark stickers :]


I'll take a PlayBook, most GB that you have there. If that doesn't work out I'll take a Torch (prefer the 9810 but will take a 9800). Or one of the Bolds. Last choice any of the CrackBerry.com and Team BlackBerry stickers.

Correction, now that I'm on my computer and not my 9700 I can see those are Storms not Torches. One of them, the Storm 2 in particular would be ok too (especially if they're unlocked).

What a cool contest! I'll take the Z10 OEM leather belt case, a "CB" sticker, and a BBM Spark sticker. Thanks!

How about the Team BlackBerry stickers or the CrackBerry ones? Glad to see you did get all your things back.

I'll gladly take that laptop off your hands! My one & only home computer, my laptop, has a blurry screen that requires hourly slaps to correct it but I have no money to get a new one! Hooketh me uppeth!!

I saw a cool "Apple dock to Bluetooth" adapter thingy, so of everything here, that Bose iDevice speaker dock is the most attractive to me...I just bought a laptop, and a Nexus 7, so the Acer and the playbooks aren't really needed. (though an extra tablet is nothing to sneeze at and a Playbook would be pretty sweet.)

I'll put in for a Playbook. My wife has mysteriously made mine disappear, and I want one back so that when I get a z10 it can have a friend :)

Haha. I would love the laptop or the gold chain Playbook. That playbook is beyond epic. Did you wear it while you were out and about?

Hi Kevin, good you received all your stuff back. Thanks for giving it in way of a contest!!
I would LOVE to have that playbook. Never owned a playbook.

That keyboard and mouse are pretty cool and I would gladly help you get rid of them :) or you can just send me playbook or at least a spark sticker

I could use another playbook, gave mine to my nephew so he would't buy one of those weird apple things..really miss mine though and have to wait for a few weeks before I get my z10 since they still haven't launched here in Germany ;-(

May I have a playbook please? Surprise me. LoL


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Kevin! I would love a playbook!! Can you help me out?!!!!! Today its snowing in the Arizona desert, which never happens, so I have a feeling I could win a Crackberry contest for the first time also!!

I would LOVE to win that blue grandpa-berry! Is it a 7200 series? (the one between the 8830 World Edition and the 9000) I always wanted to have one.

I was about to request that too but looking closer I'm pretty sure it's a 9700.

So I would love the white wireless speaker if it's available.. and second choice would be the CB scale, to weigh the heavy hearts of all the foolish analysts and critics who are shorting or doubting the new BBRY!

I just had the Z10 in white and love this smartphone so far! I would really love to have the Z10 case, please, Kevin! Thanks!!

Can I have the Blue BB 7250. That's historic...
Or the 8800, my first BB....the best I ever held....only phone which I used for three years. Gave it up only when the ball failed. Takes me down memory lane.

Yay for recovered luggage! It would be really nice if you wouldn't mind donating the white BB 9700 to me. I'm still rocking a BB Bold 9000 which I love to death but it's been dying on me (spinning clock of death and resets every few hours, anyone?) but I'm a poor college student and won't be able to get a new BB soon.

Regardless, +1 to you for passing karma on!