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What does TSA do with your lost, confiscated stuff?KTHV goes behind the security walls of the TSA to find out what happens to the items agents either confiscate or lost items left on flights (www.usatoday.com) More...
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Bernie, I'm with Leighton. What do slave wages have to do with common sense?
It seems to me there could be a market for a self-serve kiosk at airports where it can dispense prepaid envelopes. They would be big enough to enclose small items that can be dropped into the receptacle for mailing. It would charge a pretty good premium over actual mailing but that beats losing something that might be of much greater value or even sentimental value.
I know all TSA stations ar not created equal, but I "mispacked' on a commercial trip from JAX packing my toilet bag with my carry on. In it was an old restaurant style cork screw-bottle opener. ("Semper Paratus"). While I found the young agent a bit rude, he did ask if I wanted to mail it to myself since I could not take aboard.
I bet they take it home and use it themselves or sell it. I don't trust TSA agents as far as I could throw a bull by the noogies.
Well I know the TSA gives all the Swiss Army knives they confiscate to the States where it happens! Then they end up on eBay for about 20% max of a new one! I got a nice one for $10 that was $46 new but some dim bulb tried to carry it on a plane!! Once again proving the old saying: "There is NO cure for stupid!!"
Still doesn't answer what happens to the revenue made.
Like everything else, into the government kitty, State or Fed, to pay a few bills. In this case it doesn't appear to stay with the TSA
Well, I hope someone got a good deal for my fluoride toothpaste they confiscated! My contribution to help with the national debt.