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Old 08-17-2005, 01:21 AM
Christopher J. Carpenter
 
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Ok now I think I know the answers I'm going to get to this question but I just have to ask:

How often do things "disappear" from dorm rooms??? Things like oh I don't know... laptops... stereo's....printers....

I know the dorms all have locks but what if your roommate has the bad habit of not keeping the door locked? I could just be paranoid...

I'm guessing what people are going to say is something along the lines of "oh there really isn't a problem with theft at drew... don't worry about it."

But with bringing an iPod...and other stuff I have to worry about it.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:54 AM
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eh, things are stolen once in a while. I haven't heard of anything big, but stuff like boots left outside a door. It's not uncommon for people to leave their doors unlocked.

If you're worried about it, just let your roomate know, and have him lock the door when he leaves. It shouldn't really be a problem. Locking doors is more of a concern so your friends don't come in and prank you.
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Christopher J. Carpenter
Ok now I think I know the answers I'm going to get to this question but I just have to ask:

How often do things "disappear" from dorm rooms??? Things like oh I don't know... laptops... stereo's....printers....

I know the dorms all have locks but what if your roommate has the bad habit of not keeping the door locked? I could just be paranoid...

I'm guessing what people are going to say is something along the lines of "oh there really isn't a problem with theft at drew... don't worry about it."

But with bringing an iPod...and other stuff I have to worry about it.

I wouldn't say it happens frequently, but as anywhere, things do get stolen from time to time.

It is always a good idea to make sure that you have some form of personal property insurance on any valuables you have. Typically, your parent's homeowner's or renter's policy will cover such things.

It is important to note that the ThinkPad Protection (accidental damage insurance) that comes with your Drew computer does not cover theft. If your computer is stolen, the cost of replacement is your responsibility (and you still owe Drew any remaining money on your first computer if you elected to pay over time). Please do make sure that you or your parents carry property insurance that will cover it.

If your computer or other property does get stolen, it's usally not a big deal if you have proper documentation for the claim (and Drew can provided the details of the computer purchase). My Drew notebook was stolen my freshman year, and I was able to get the replacement paid for under my parent's homeowner's insurnace reliatively painlessly.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:30 AM
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In addition to what everyone else has said, I'd also say that simple measures like not leaving your stuff out in the open go a long way here. These arent hardened criminals we are talking about, it is usually just other students that can't resist the temptation when they happen to be provided with an easy opportunity. Also, anything that makes things even a little harder to steal, such as simple locks, would be pretty effective as well.
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:49 PM
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with the laptops, are there things to loop a laptop key lock thing?
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:15 PM
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eh, things are stolen once in a while. I haven't heard of anything big, but stuff like boots left outside a door. It's not uncommon for people to leave their doors unlocked.

If you're worried about it, just let your roomate know, and have him lock the door when he leaves. It shouldn't really be a problem. Locking doors is more of a concern so your friends don't come in and prank you.
What? People come in to unlocked rooms and prank people? Where ever did you get that idea? I've never been witness to such events. BTW, it took jess until the very last day to find the last sticker, and I had to show her where it was...
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:18 PM
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did you end up putting a sticker where I suggested? The place she'd NEVER EVER find it?

because if you did, it's still there.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:54 PM
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did you end up putting a sticker where I suggested? The place she'd NEVER EVER find it?

because if you did, it's still there.
I am sure there's at least 2 more in the room that she didnt find, I am actually surprised she found the one in her pillow, but I supose that was bound to happen. The result being of course one of the funniest aim messages I've ever been left.
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