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!

Topics: Contests

Phil Nickinson

I'll take the Magic Mouse. The rest of that stuff is crap. ;)


i'll take the z10 case please. would be great to have it for when it launches here in the us. thanks alot.


z10 case would be brilliant im kinda scared having mine go around naked im a bit of a clutz lol


A Playbook would be nice, or that spark sticker.


Same here, a Playbook would be nice.


I agree, a playbook would be awesome...but I'll settle for every power cord and a team blackberry sicker :)


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


The Z10 leather flip case please, it would be really hard to get one here in Nigeria


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

Sent from my BlackBerry ® PlayBook

Novak Ishh

I'd love a playbook and one of each sticker there


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...


hmm, would be great if I also win this time.


Unsuccesful entry #5662 for contest #5662. Keyboard please!


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!


Good news..

I want them stickers!!!

(spare playbook or old bb would be nice too :DDD ))




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


can I take one of those BOSE speakers Kevin? -from your FAN here in SOUTH KOREA. :-)


i think that's a white bold 9700/80


Why does a grown man require electronic scales?? :)


replied in error, please disregard!


Would love a Playbook or the speakers


Its not crap! If someone gave me a box of this stuff I'd be the happiest person ever!


I'm down... that is not crap!


I'll take the OLDEST BlackBerry item you have :)


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?


Ipod dock would be nice


Bose Z10 speaker dock please.


Would love a keyboard!


Would love a keyboard!

R Field

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? ;)


Whereas I would prefer its sibling, the Apple keyboard.


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?




I would love the 9900 to replace the one I lost.


Could I get the BOSE speakers or a PlayBook super please with a cherry on top?


Didn't know how to comment so I had to reply lol can I have the blackberry torch!!!!!!


Didn't know how to comment so I had to reply lol can I have the blackberry torch!!!!!!


Didn't know how to comment so I had to reply lol can I have the blackberry torch!!!!!!


Same here! I could use some Mouse magic :)


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


Stickers please. At least a couple of each plz.

Oh a PlayBook or a Bold wouldn't hurt either

Thank you.


I'll take the laptop, please.


I always wanted that Bose iPod docking station


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!!

Kevin Michaluk

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. :)


Whoa! Apparently they have never heard of "customer service". :-(


At least you got it all back safe and sound.


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


I want the computer speakers!


I would like a z10 case. (Now if only I had a z10 to go in it!!!!!!)


hmm. Tough call. So many goodies to choose from. I want the white Bold 9700. Gimme gimme!


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!!


Gotta be the bose!
You da man Kevin!


I'll take one of the spare Playbooks. The larger the GB, the better. Can I have it autographed by Kevin too?


I would like the apple bluetooth keyboard


Can i have the z10 cases?


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 wouldn't mind that apple wireless keyboard ;)


I'd be up for the Bose speaker Kevin!


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)


Those BOSE speakers! ipod dock one or the desktop set :)


Is that a Z10 sleeve? That would be neat. Or a spark sticker :p


PlayBook for sure! :D thanks for the chance!


The suitcase itself! If that's not an option, then the acer?


I need a new laptop.


I will take the Bluetooth speaker


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 want a spark sticker! Or a CrackBerry one


BlackBerry Bluetooth Mini Stereo Speaker : )



Playbook Please. Thanks.


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!


Is that the new bluetooth speaker I see? Oh please oh please oh please.


an original storm FTW!


z10 case would be nice :-)

big bb

PlayBook all the way


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


The Bose speakers please! :D


May I get the laptop Please and can I get a CrackBerry sticker autographed by Kevin?


I'll take the Bose ipod dock


one playbook please. If its already taken, then bose speakers please


Andrew Ramoutar

Would love to have one of those spare playbooks

Prince Radebe



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.


The keyboard looks great!


I'd love the white BlackBerry (Looks like a 9700/9780 ^_^ =D I never win anything though :( xD


Bold please I need buttons while I wait for q10


I would love one of those square CrackBerry.com stickers in the middle to stick on my H3.


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


The Playbook I won't be greedy. Don't have one and really want one.


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!


I'd love some stickers and Z10 accessories! Thanks!!


Bose Soundock! Please?


would love a playbook!!


Some CrackBerry/TeamBlackBerry/Spark stickers would be great - maybe even a variety pack of one of each? :-)


Glad you got your luggage back.


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.


Microsoft Touch Mouse Please!


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!


The laptop with a CrackBerry sticker planted right on it.


"A couple of spare playbooks" Sure, I'd like to win one.


I STILL don't own a playbook kev...having one you used would be a collectors item sir.


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'd take the Bose speakers or the PlayBook!

Zeerak Imran

Please can I have the really old blue blackberry? please, please. (I live in the UK)


I would like to win the Playbook :)


Blackberry Action Sticker!

Micheal Taylor

I'll take the Z10 case please!


Could always use an extra playbook ... so the kids leave mine alone 8)


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.


Omg! I want the stickers!! Lol


The Playbook would be very cool!!! Kevin and Crackberry Team keep up the fantastic work. You guys Rock!!!


Great Idea...as we all know "Karma is a bitch" - I'd love a Z10 case.


I would like the PlayBook. I got a 64gb but the cameras on it are messed from an OS update 4 months ago...


I think I see a Curve 9320 there. I would like that please!


I'll take that white BlackBerry (I believe Bold 9700 but hard to tell...) off your hands Kevin :)


Z10 BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch please!


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 would go for blackberry style :)


Umm..can I have the playbook? I want my 6 year old's first tablet to be a BBRY product :D


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).


PlayBook por favor!!! Need one for the wife :)


I'll take the Pearl Flip please. That is awesome you got your stuff back, I can't imagine loosing my bag of gadgets when traveling.


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


Can I have the blackberry bold? I need to get a BB for my boyfriend :(

Stephen Dutcher

I'm rather partial to the Curve 9320.


White Bold please, oh, and the holster - thank you Kevin!


I can't make up my mind I'll put my 3 picks.

-The Acer laptop, a playbook or the white bold 9900.


Got to be the white Bold or the Rode Microphone and maybe a BBM Spark sticker.


playbook would be great!!!


This is cool, the Bose iPod doc speakers please!


Playbook would be nice!! :)


I'll take the acer laptop. Thanks


laptop would be nice


i'd like the torch 9800/9810. gotta love the slider lol.


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.


Bose Speakers please :)


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.



What about the bag itself? That'd be nice!


Mmm very interesting stuff, I would love the bose speakers or the playbook.


I would like a Z10 case.

And a Z10 to put in it would be a great bonus.

Thanks Kevin.


I'll take the Laptop! :) Thanks Kevin!


I would love a phone not on the edge network til I get my hands on the Z10, whatever your choice would be.


Would love the speakers!


I´ll take the right BlackBerry Storm ;-)


I'll take the Playbook!!! :)


I could really use the Mac wireless keyboard and mouse.

Please and Thank You!


i would love the laptop....please and thanks


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!


Would love a playbook! it would help me with the long wait to get a Z10!

you sir name

That pocket case looks pretty nice!!


One of those CB stickers would be awesome...and o playbook would be awesome!!!


I would like one of the Team BlackBerry stickers please.


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).


Either of the white BB's ^_^


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


I want that gold chain PlayBook. That looks dope as shit


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


Congrats on getting back the stuff,

I'm interested in the White looks like a 9900?



Sorry to say, it's a 9700 or 9780.


I'll take the Playbook or the Bose speakers! Thank you!


Kevin, that purple Style would be a great item to add to my legacy BlackBerry collection :) Thanks!!


Definitely Playbook. It would be a perfect pair to my BB Z10 =)


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!!


Nice!!! Great contest with lots of goodies to choose from!!


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 :)


Hit me up with a playbook or any of the phones please good sir!


yep..I am OK with anything that is called Blackberry


BlackBerry 7230 Please...


BlackBerry Mini Bluetooth Speaker

I prefer the the 7230


I would love to have the laptop, if not then a playbook


I really like the white/green Pearl 3G i would tickled my ass off for this :)


I would be very happy to adopt one of these playbook ;)




Playbook it is... man kevin... all that stuff is orgasmic!


I'm torn between a playbook or a z10 case.


Apple bluetooth keyboard and/or mouse FTW!!!!!!


The Z10 pouch...... P.S i'm in the Peg no need to mail it i'll pick it up :-D save those Peso's

Just Neo

Since unfortunately there wasn't a BlackBerry Z10 in your bag, I would love a PlayBook.


Would love the Bluetooth speakers, but would settle for a sticker.....


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?


I'd love a Z10 case. Thanks!


PlayBook with autograph, or keyboard with autograph, please and thank you!


I would love to get the Blackberry PlayBook please!


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.


laptop, playbook or newest bold sounds good :)


I would love the Playbook!


Z10 case would be super sweet!


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 ;-(


Would love the spare playbook you can never have too many


May I have a playbook please? Surprise me. LoL


in the time of your life, live so that in that good time, there should be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life that your life touches, seek goodness everywhere


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'd love to have the PB with a Crackberry sticker on it. Or a Z10 with the Spark on it...


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.


that White Bold 9900 looks sweeet! I want the white Bold!!!! :)


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!!


Thanks for this contest! A laptop, if not then a PlayBook or Curve 9320 would be nice.


Bose computer speakers. Now that would awesome!


I would absolutely love a Playbook or some Crackberry stickers!


I'll take the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10 please...TY!


z10 case and a #TeamBlackBerry/CrackBerry sticker would be awesome! Please and thank you :)


A Playbook or some Z10 Accessories!


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.


I could really use a laptop, or the speakers would be nice.


that spare Mac charger would make me sooo happy :)


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!