About a week ago, I lost my Kindle. This makes me sad. After tracking it on security cameras until it left the film of vision (left in cart at grocery store), I’ve devised a last ditch effort. Remember that convenience method of emailing documents to your kindle? Well, I’ve just created a PDF pleading for its return, including my contact info. Will it work? Maybe not, but it can’t hurt either. You can do this yourself.
- Write a “please return my Kindle” note in MS Word. I used size 20 font, all caps, and short sentences. After my first pleading sentences
PLEASE RETURN MY KINDLE. I MISS IT. ☹
I included my address, phone, and email to maximize the opportunity for contact. (I live in a building with card access and the building manager’s office by the entry, so I’m not overly concerned with security here.) I even listed a location next to the grocery store it was left in as a potential drop off location. Lastly, I offered a small finders fee if it helps to incentivize them.
- Save as (or print-to) PDF with filename “PLEASE RETURN MY KINDLE.” My assumption is that this will be the title as it appears in the Kindle itself.
- Email to your email@example.com with the subject “convert”. This will convert it to Kindle format for easier reading, i.e., no need to do zoom/positioning to get the best view of the text. Make it as easy as possible for them to return, if they have any intention of doing so.
I’ll let you know if it works. In the meantime, if you try this, let me know the results (if any).