A look at two services that help retrieve lost items, including bags, laptops, and phones.
Dread the thought of losing a bag, especially on a business trip? If the worst happens, these lost-luggage services are on the case.
When you sign up for a TurlyTag account, you receive a variety of brightly colored ID tags (pictured above) and stickers that you can attach to a bag, a laptop, or even a phone. Each tag features the words Return Me, along with your TurlyTag account number and a Web address and phone number for reporting found items to the service. If someone finds and reports your item, TurlyTag will retrieve it and ship it to you, a service that is free in most cases. Or, you can arrange the return yourself. You can also offer rewards through the service. Cost: Starting at $3 a month for 14 tags
This service's ID tags and labels feature the words Return for Reward, along with your account number and a phone number and Web address for reporting found items. The service rewards finders with free labels and services, plus any cash reward you might offer. Then, it arranges for a pickup or delivery and charges you for shipping costs. Cost: Starting at $9.95 for a one-year subscription and six tags