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On the way home from Northern Voice, we stopped off at the Vancouver Aquarium. After a fun time inside, we returned to our car to find the glove box open, a suitcase unzipped, and the pair of bags containing my and Julie's laptops gone.
Needless to say, this is going to a pretty major cramp in our ability to blog/respond to e-mail, etc, while we sort out police reports, insurance companies and so on. We really depended on those machines for day to day life. The impact of them being gone is still sinking in.
If anyone has tips for dealing with this kind of situation, we would really appreciate them.
Posted by Paul Ingram at Tue Feb 14 00:00:23 2006
Posted by Avi Bryant at Tue Feb 14 00:04:03 2006
I love Vancouver, and I love visiting, but this is definitely not an isolated incident. Last year we had our laptops and camera stolen out of our trunk while parked for 20 minutes at Stanley Park.
I'm pretty sure that US plates get you targeted as a tourist, and that residents should warn visitors who drive of this problem.
(we handled it by going fetal, and watching movies, but I wouldn't suggest that as a solution)
Posted by kellan at Tue Feb 14 06:00:30 2006
Posted by Brian McCallister at Tue Feb 14 08:39:18 2006
Speaking of which, keep your eye on ebay for your laptops.
Posted by Shelley at Tue Feb 14 10:03:14 2006
Best wishes (for good backups).
Posted by Dethe Elza at Tue Feb 14 10:36:31 2006
Do let me know if I can help in any way.
Posted by Tris Hussey at Tue Feb 14 10:57:46 2006
on a positive note.. the decision on weather to purchase a macbook is even easier now.
Posted by Ian Holsman at Tue Feb 14 15:07:27 2006
Hope it didn't spoil your trip too much. On the plus side, it reminds me to take the expensive gear out of the car when we visit other places, and to continue with my paranoid backup strategy.
Posted by Derek K. Miller at Tue Feb 14 22:39:54 2006
Posted by Derek K. Miller at Tue Feb 14 22:40:48 2006
Jen and I had our car stolen in Vancouver on the last day of our honeymoon back in 2001 -- the police were a bit miffed that we were getting on a bus to come back to Seattle -- figured it would be a low priority for them, but it wasn't.
Turns out they found the car undamaged, and we were back on our merry way with only about a four hour delay.
Vancouver is a great city, but the experience forever changed my practices when we visit in a car with US plates.
Posted by Bryan Zug at Wed Feb 15 06:34:05 2006
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