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To be mad that so,done would sell an item they find.

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scoobysnac Mon 23-May-16 00:01:10

around 10 days ago I lost on a bus a very much loved designer piece of clothing. I was taking my newborn and toddler on bus as it was raining and it was a bit hectic as driver refused to let us on initially. Anyway next day I realise said cardigan is lost. I contacted TFL and put in lost property.

Just looked on eBay and I have just seen what I am convinced is my cardigan. Same size colour etc. It even looks like it has rain drop stippling as I lost it on a very rainy day. Seller based in London.

Obviously I know there is no way to prove exactly from photos it is mine but it's a coincidence that it was listed a day after mine went missing. the listing ended on Friday so effectively sold. I have contacted seller saying mine was lost and I'm looking to replace it- trying to appeal to them that if they did find it to return it.

Feel annoyed at myself for losing it but also that someone would sell something they find.

I know I might sound crazy but I'm just a bit peeved!!!

Junosmum Mon 23-May-16 00:05:43

Message them, ask if they found it on a bus and ask for it back. Cheeky sod! (Them not you).

PPie10 Mon 23-May-16 03:54:04

Wow you're making a huge assumption that it's yours!

SweetTeaVodka Mon 23-May-16 04:00:31

I think it's a bit of a leap to assume the cardigan is the one you lost on the basis of it was in London and the day after you lost it - I imagine there are many identical cardigans in a place as big as London!

StableButDeluded Mon 23-May-16 04:10:43

Why would it still have rain drop stippling on it by the time they got it on Ebay? Surely it would have dried off? Unless the cardigan thief went straight home from the bus and listed it that very day. Which they didn't.
It's unlikely that it's yours. But not impossible.

Hissy Mon 23-May-16 06:50:39

Report it to eBay? Try should void the sale if it's stolen

Hissy Mon 23-May-16 06:50:59


GahBuggerit Mon 23-May-16 06:57:51

it most definitely wont be the same cardigan. when does rain ever leave 'stippling'?!

PegsPigs Mon 23-May-16 07:10:55

We don't know anything about the material the cardigan was made from so if the OP says it looks like it has rain stippling on then perhaps we should believe her?

Report to EBay as a stolen item as I think that's your best bet.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Mon 23-May-16 07:18:07

Let it go. Unless it's a genuine one off, you can't say it's yours. Maybe save precious/expensive things for days you're not using public transport or likely to lose them.

molyholy Mon 23-May-16 07:18:24

What made you look on ebay for 'your' cardigan.

PinotAndPlaydough Mon 23-May-16 07:20:37

You have no way of proving that it's your cardigan, there are probably thousands of the same one in London alone which given British weather could have been rained on at any point. I think it would actually be a bit mean to report it to eBay as stolen when you have no proof of that.
You've contacted the seller but really that's all you can do, you just need the chalk up this experience as a bit of bad luck and let it go. In the grand scheme of things it's only a cardigan.

BarbaraofSeville Mon 23-May-16 07:24:11

YANBU. It seems to be a bit too much of a coincidence that someone in the same area is selling an identical cardigan days after you lost yours.

shock at all these unsympathetic replies. The finder should have handed the cardigan in rather than trying to make a quick buck.

Little good deeds instead of greed and selfishness make the world a better place etc etc

rollonthesummer Mon 23-May-16 07:27:18

What made you look on ebay for 'your' cardigan

To try to replace it??

That's exactly what id do if I lost something I loved- check on eBay if I could re buy it and how much it would be.

Onlyicanclean10 Mon 23-May-16 07:29:42

You have no proof it's yours at all.
so reporting a probably innocent person to eBay would be incredibly mean.

You are In London and there will be thousands of cardigans like yours.

It's bloody annoying though when you loose things

sashh Mon 23-May-16 07:45:29

If it is yours then the seller has committed a crime, "theft by finding".

IlikePercyPig Mon 23-May-16 07:48:28

Reporting the seller without any proof would be very stupid, let it go.

Fabrics like suede can get stippled in the rain.

Saying that, I would most likely keep an item found on a bus, not a purse or phone or passport, but I'd probably assume that something like a cardigan would never make it back to its owner so might as well keep it.

Have you contacted the lost property?

heyhulahoop Mon 23-May-16 08:37:19

Tbf the op didn't say she was going to report it to eBay, I think she just wanted a rant.

scoobysnac Mon 23-May-16 09:54:06

Hi I know I must sound crazy but convinced it's mine. I know it's just a cardi but just a bit miffed. Emailed seller and said if sale does not go through I would be interested in buying as I recently lost one and am desperate to replace. No response!!

I and all my friends always check Ebay and local face book pages when things go missing/lost.

Just too much of a coincidence that day after I lost mine one is listed same siZe etc. Ebay shows you 3 months sold history and none sold like this.

Hoping if this is mine seller feels guilty😔.

I would never keep anything I found as you have no idea how sentimental something is to someone no matter how cheap or expensive the item is.

scoobysnac Mon 23-May-16 09:55:17

I'm not going to report seller as I have no proof. Just cheezed off.

AnotherTimeMaybe Mon 23-May-16 10:00:19

OP you're probably right but I'd just leave it, just be careful next time, I've lost when out with DCs

pearlylum Mon 23-May-16 10:18:59

How strange.

Op is this a one off cardigan? Did you knit it?

If it's from a store then there will be thousands of these cardigans around.

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