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!



Your wish is my command, to fulfill your karma wishes please spare me

White Bold BB


Full Touch Screen BB

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Thx Kevin.

I really would have the white Bold :-). It's a really greate contest and I hope you karma would be full charged afterwards ;-).

Love that spark coaster. Still trying to find one somewhere !!!!
If its not up for grabs is it for sale ? lol

Acer Latop, Keyboard / mouse, Playbook, BB 9900, Bose Speakers... Anything that you wanna send across to me will be galdaly accepted ;)

I would actually take anything from that picture but since your offering my laptop has been starting to crap out on me so I'd love a new to me one! Thanks!

Well Kevin, since you had the Dev BB10 in your backpack, I'll have to ask for the laptop (the speakers would be welcomed also). If you don't choose me, can you give me a hint as to when the LTE edition of the Playbook will debut? Thanks.

Playbook not so popular in my neighborhood.
I could change that, by saying "here's my crackberry's playbook"

The speakers look good. Also is that a z10 pocket pouch under the flip pearl? If so that would be my first choice. Thanks!

I'd be happy with anything on there!!!

Especially the "old" blackberrys and stickers would be cool!!!!

8700 -> 8210 -> 8900 -> 9900 -> 9790

Please it would like any BlackBerry Phone with OS 7.1 & QWERTY keyboard too. My current BlackBerry 9860 is very difficult for me to type on it, please. #BlackBerry by choice. Thanks.

is the suitcase up for grabs? lol.
j/k, i'd love a playbook or the ipod dock, but i'd settle for a spark sticker. that looks sweet.

Since I'm one of just a handful of BB bufs here in Serbia, having a #TeamBlackBerry sticker to go onto my car would be just awesome! And would draw more people to our tribe hehehehe

Here are the thing(s) I would opt for in order of preference
1. UNLOCKED Z10 (if it exists in that heap. BTW I would not expect anyone to leave the darling Z10 in their luggage)
2. PB
3. One set of all the stickers
4. Speakers

If I can get all of the above then I would need the suitcase/bag especially if its a Tumi.

Thanks in advance :-P

I like the green and white Blackberry Pearl, it shall make a useful gift for my brother for his upcoming birthday. :)

And while I am at it, could I also have purple 9670 also, I'll gift it to my loving mum for mother's day as she loves using the BBM but doesn't like the usual bulky Blackberry phones. And the 9670 isn't sold in my country either :(

i would love to have the bold whichever one is there 9700/80/9900, never had a blackberry with a classic qwerty keyboard!

I'll take a playbook.
Mine is broken, I am not able to charge it anymore - the battery percentage always stays at 0%.
A new one would be really cool. Because I love my Playbook, it's perfect for reading and writing down concepts and ideas.

Hi Kevin,

If you draw this post, I would be please to receive the Bose speaker/dock. It is almost embarrassing to not go for BB stuff, but my excuse is that I have all BlackBerry gadgets collected already :-p


I'd love to take the PlayBook ! but #TeamBlackBerry stickers or the Spark stickers would be nice to have too ! I love them :)

shouting out from the UK i would LOVE a Team Blackberry sticker/spark sticker or the z10 case i can see on the bottom right, loving my Z10.

fingers crossed i get something!

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That's cool that they found your bag, even if it was a few days later. The speakers (for my daughter) or a playbook (for my wife) would be nice. Thank you, and good luck everyone.

I would love the Acer laptop for school. I've been using my MSI Wind U120 with broken trackpad for 4-5 years now. Haha, truly embarrassing in front of my computer science colleagues.

Kevin glad you got your luggage back and that your doing a contest for the community.
Id like to win the blackberry 8900 because its a piece of history of a blackberry where the bold buttons are at the top and the bottom is like a curve although it is a curve :P. Hope I win. :)
#TeamBlackberry #BlackberryForever #ForeverBlackberry #Crackberry

It's good to hear you got everything back!

If I had to be picked, I would like a new blackberry, perhaps a 9900. I think I see one!

My blackberry (9780) broke recently which affected a little my schooling (I sound dramatic but a phone is so useful to text people from school and know what is due to tomorrow and all!) and my personal life. I'm praying hard to win a Z10 but a 9900 or 9790 would make me happy. It's better than my replacement (until when? who knows) phone a 8330.

So, Kevin, if you pick me I'd like a new bb (as recent as possible if you can) and maybe a few stickers? Hehehe.

Thanks mate! <333

Nice! I love CrackBerry contests!
I believe that any item would be great, however, I think that I prefer the BOSE speakers or the PlayBook or the oldest BlackBerry you have!
BlackBerry FTW!

If those are Torches I see, I'll take one provided it's GSM/Sim Card and unlocked (or if you would be kind enough to call your carrier and get it unlocked - I'm on TMobile USA)
I'm still on an 8520 and don't know if I will be able to afford the Z10 :(

Otherwise I'll take the laptop!

I'd love the laptop and/or Bose speakers!

Perfect timing, my laptop is breaking at the hinge and I've been holding off replacing it because I bought a Z10 and tons of apps, games, and CrackBerry accessories ;)

Count me INNNNNNN!!!!

I won't be greedy, but I see a few things this CBN (CrackBerry Nerd) would find very useful!

A BB& device that works on verizon if there isone there or a Playbook if its 64GB or in third is the grey Tribble and one of each sticker shown!

I'm glad you got your luggage back, Kevin. It is A horrible feeling wondering if someone else has it and is going through your stuff. I would go nuts if I lost my playbook. Good luck to all.

Just logged into crackberry.com with my z10 I would have to say it would be awesome to get a CB sticker. I'm loving my new z10 and have got a case for it and all I need to pick up is the battery pack and I'm will be good to go. But I have a great spot on my laptop for a crackberry sticker. Kevin you are the man. Always thinking outside the box keep up the awesome work. You and your team deserve a lot of credit for everything you have done for us crackberry lovers. We should be sending you guys stuff for all you have done for us.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z10

If I'm not mistaken those look like casemate cases for the Z10, Would love to pimp out my Z10 with one of those wood grain ones. There is some great stuff in that bag, would be happy to receive anything if the cases are gone.

ahhh so many to choose from! I'm gonna go for the PC laptop (and would love a team blackberry sticker if possible!) A few months ago I would have totally gone for the storm(and probably would have won being the only person out there that loves her storm 2) but now I'm waiting on my z10!!

Soo I could always use another laptop!

Thanks & Congrats on getting your luggage back - that really is amazing

if you go, go BIG. The PlayBook is MINE....ALL MINE!!! BUAHAHAHA (all depends if i win it though)

I don't see any Z10's in there.. and I have enough playbooks.. those bose computer speakers are pretty nice though!

I would love to win the BlackBerry 7920. It would be great to add this device to my collection and to have a part of BlackBerry's history. I really hope I win this one....

I dont need anything. Would I want something yes. But just wanted to say you guys are awesome. Im on crackberry.com everyday checking out the latest news. The launch of the Z10 would not have been the same without TeamCrackberry! Thanks for all the hard work guys, keep it up!

I think I'm gonna have to be one of the hundreds who are asking for a playbook.... I'd like to try one, since I have never owned a laptop... plus I've never won any goodies here, despite being a follower since 2006.

Playbook for me. I really want a playbook to complement my blackberry phone.
I wish I can have one

I'd have the Storm please! Its the only one missing from my collection of Legacy devices. Thank you #TeamCrackberry

Hey Kevin Congrats on getting your stuff back!!!

All I want is that 9320 I see there!

Never been blessed to win a contest like this but I know you can change that


Oh kind, kind Kevin
Whose BlackBerry love is on Crack,
The bag you thought was lost is now back.
Good Karma, you say, has made you want to give back.

Lost then found, look:
Your bag has been returned.
Just like you, I wish myself good Karma and luck,
So with fingers crossed I say I'd love a PlayBook...

With your signature on the back,
A Crackberry sticker,
And a Spark sticker in the box,
Because I'm a proud CrackBerry reader + BlackBerry user
And I love to shout it out loud!

Haha. Seriously though, you are downright amazeballs for giving away these awesome items, Kevin! I'm graduating this April/May, so a PlayBook would be the best graduation gift ever! I'll even send pics! Plus, my BB Curve 9320 would have a friend!

More power to CrackBerry and BlackBerry!

My dream is the White BlackBerry 9100 as it has never been released in France! Kevin, please, offer this one to me!! I hated the 9105! This phone is the perfect choice for me! Plus, knowing that it was yours Kevin, it would be AWESOME!!
CrackBerry Team rules !

Would love the storm to replace my one which got put through the washing machine! (my daughter trying to be helpful!) or the keyboard would be nice...

You know, I'm a sucker for small things. I'd like that CB sticker in the far right corner of this pic.

i don`t ask for me but my girlfriend needs a good mobilphone, so i ask for the white bold 9900 (she don`t know about blackberrys) or another mobile.... :) good luck to everyone here...... still love my curve and crackberry ;) best regards, Andree

wouldnt mind one of the playbooks to leave hooked up to the tv via hdmi. combined with the wireless sync feature, its so easy to drag and drop a movie onto it. add in bridge for my 9900 and Im good to go (plus big screen browsing too)

Whatever device is under the Z10 case just below the Bose speakers and to left of what looks like laptop speaksers and above what looks like a BB Storm..

I would give that Playbook to my parents. They could use it as a PhotoFrame that I could update (from 4 hours away) with pictures of their grandkids (they don't own a computer) and my dad could use it to play some games.
Wife could use the speakers with her iPhone.
Daughter could use the laptop.
For me, a few Sparks... or the white Bold! :)

P.S. Kevin, are you insane carrying all that stuff all the time? :-P

I would have to go with the boss speakers.let me know if I have other options as I can't see everything clearly. I didn't see the playbook

I would have to go with the boss speakers.let me know if I have other options as I can't see everything clearly. I didn't see the playbook

I'll go easy on you. I would love one of the #TeamBlackberry stickers, or even a Splat sticker...excuse me, a Spark.

So many options! That white 9930 is looking good hot, and so are those bose speakers... And so many stickers.... I'll take any of them!

beggars can't be choosers, so i'll take anything you're willing to give...but i AM coveting the Bose speakers!

I would love a Playbook for my daughter but that item is being asked for a lot. I left my Playbook charger in a hotel so it would be awesome to get a new Playbook charger. A Crackberry sticker would be awesome too.

Can't beat a white Blackberry! Glad that airline got your luggage back, they've lost mine a couple times flying back to college in the states! Replacing golf clubs ain't fun!

Im going to go with the playbook! or the white crackberry!... honestly I'd be happy with anything crackberry

Its rather awkward to see people like you giving away your used to be lost items but I would like the Playbook or the Laptop :D

More lucky than me, never heard again of my lost luggage.
I am interestied in the bose sound system

I'd like the old Storm back :D I still regret selling mine when I went and got my Torch. I concidered buying one from ebay just to have that old thing back.
For me it's simply that feeling of where touch was with BB and were it is now with the Z10!

Evolution is Revolution! BB will be back!

Also the gold chain is pretty pimp ^_^