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I recently risked my health to go swimming in a seriously infested pond to find a disc that I threw in the day before and possibly a few others. I ended up finding 16 other discs in the process. I found a good buddy's disc and another that didn't belong to a buddy but I know the guy and I couldn't keep the disc and feel good about myself. My question is- should I return a disc to someone when I am the person that did the dirty work to retrieve the disc. I always return discs that I find on dry land, but I kind of feel like if that person wanted that disc back they would have done the same thing that I did. Is this gonna screw up my Karma!?

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Finders keepers is for children. If it's finders keepers, then why bother giving your buddies back or changing the rule you apparently live by for someone you know. Makes no sense to me.
hey the discs are in the water and abandoned, name or no name the person was not willing to retrieve it so they made the choice to walk away. The reasons for returning a friends disc don't need to be discussed. Its nuts to think some one else should return your abandoned discs,you give up ownership when you walk away.
Return it. I recently lost a disc in a very green pond. I searched 3 separate days for over an hour each time and never found it. Luckily a week later when someone did find it, my friend saw him pull it up and bought it back for me.

Just because a disc is in the water does not mean the owner wanted to leave it. Always give it back, life's too short to be greedy.
I agree Try to return it. Tell them where you found it, and they might just tell you to keep it. Anytime I have tossed a disc into water where I left it or couldn't get it I didn't really expect it back. If anyone was willing to jump in for their own discs and was lucky enough to come across any of mine, if they called me I probably would just tell them to keep it.
return the disc the "I recently risked my health to go swimming in a seriously infested pond to find a disc" statement is a little over the top IMO, you went into the water to get back YOUR disc.when I was younger I might have done the same thing...but now I am old and a disc is a disc.
Question:
in what order did you pull out your disc??? was it the first 1st or 16th, if it was the first why did you stay in the infested water to pull out the other 15???
Return all the disc you can and leave the rest at the edge of the pond, what happens after that is out of your control, your a good man Jeff Vest
Leave them all at the edge, HA, thats a good one. Return for fees. DO NOT LEAVE THEM ON THE EDGE OF THE POND.
I would say any disc with a name and number you atleast call once and let them know you found it. If they don't call you back then hey it's yours. I am not a believer in karma but really if you lost one whether it be in a lake or shule wouldn't you want them to call you? now if it don't have a number or name then hey what can you do. Here in cincy we have a website with a lost and found section. If you have a name and no number and have a similar website then post them there. I found a disc(beat up comet) and posted the name there but no one has ever responded. I keep it in the bag on the off chance i may run into the guy.
if there is a # there is a way. have some fun and tell him you found it on vacation in bali.
If you have to ask, then you know that you must young grasshopper.
Return it.
I think it depends on whether you happen to find other discs in the process of looking for your own, or whether you are going there to find a bunch of discs. If you happen to find one, return it if you can. If you are looking to provide a service for those who may not want to get wet and risk infection, set up a website, get the word out to the locals and let people pay a nominal fee ($2 - $4) to get their own disc back. If the discs go unclaimed for a couple of months sell them for fair market value. We have a similar system where I play and it works great.
I found a brand new Corvette in the parking lot yesterday at the far end all by itself, unlocked, keys in the ignition. Can I keep it? There was a name on the registration papers in the cubby hole behind the driver's seat.

You are at the top of the slippery slope. You will find your Corvette at the bottom.

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