Quite a long story this but will try and keep it brief.
I have a SPOT 2 tracking device (value ~£150) in my possession that does not belong to me. I know who owns it and have emailed him twice, checked the address with the only person I thought could confirm it, left a note on his blog and tweeted him. I don't do fb so can't chase him that way, even if he is on it. He has not responded to any of these so I have the item in a box under my stairs gathering dust.
First contacted him some months ago. How long should I leave it before disposing of the goods?
He has paid for it and can't have contacted the seller (in the USA) as they know I have it. I have also told the sellers I can't get hold of him.
My inclination is to sell it and donate the funds to charity (probably BN-MRT per the 'sticky' on front page of forum) as it is a total waste sat in a box but don't want to leave myself open to selling stolen goods etc.
In the 'old' days you advised somebody and after a decent period of time such as 3 or 6 months you could dispose of goods. As I have not sent a letter to his home address not sure this is valid.
TJ would know;-)