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Uber’s Lost and Found – has anyone seen my lightsaber?

The Uber Lost and Found Index

Uber’s Lost and Found – has anyone seen my lightsaber?

Uber releases its second annual Uber Lost and Found Index - a snapshot of riders’ most commonly lost and most surprising forgotten items in New Zealand
Lightsabers, drones, medical certificates and boxes of 7% bourbon make up the list

Friday and Saturdays between 8:00pm and 1:00am can be dubbed ‘the forgetful hours’

Have you ever thought about what gets left behind in Ubers every day? Well, wonder no more as Uber releases the second instalment of its annual Lost and Found Index.

The index features findings about the most fascinating forgotten items, as well as the days of the week and times of the year Uber riders tend to report items as lost.

Forget Tidy Kiwis; as it turns out, we’re a nation of Forgetful Kiwis! During the past year, phones, wallets and keys top the list of items left the most in New Zealand Ubers, together with laptops and jewellery rounding out the top ten.

But riders in New Zealand aren’t just leaving our most common possessions - everything from medical certificates to guitars, and lightsabers to drones have been reported as found.

Kiwi riders are most likely to lose their personal possessions on a Friday or Saturday evening, between 8:00pm and 1:00am.

If you’re one of those people who forgot something in an Uber, getting your items back is easy. You can reach out directly to your Uber driver through the apps menu. Simply go to Help and report an issue with your last trip - one of the options is the loss of an item. Enter your phone number and the app will connect you directly with the driver to organise the retrieval of your item.

These simple steps are outlined in this video, which you can refer to next time you think you’ve left something behind.

Check out the full results of the Uber Lost and Found Index 2017 below.

Top 10 most common items left in an Uber in NZ

Phone
Wallet
Keys / key cards / locks
Bag
Clothing
Eyewear
ID / license / passport
Cigarettes / vape
Laptop
Jewelry

New Zealand - top 20 most unique items left behind

Lightsaber
Medical certificate
Round gold locket
A drone
Mazda car remote
My daughter’s birthday present
Medical reports
Go Pro with SD card A medical certificate
Gold bangle
Two tickets to a Polo Game on a green lanyards
A Deus Ex Machina Cap
Gold chain in back seat
A little pandora charm that is Rose gold
My final assignment
A box of billy maverick 7% bourbons
Birthday cake
Races tickets
Rugby tickets
Concert tickets
A Christmas gift in a large black box

Auckland

Medical certificate
Round gold locket
Mazda car remote
My daughters birthday present
Medical reports

Wellington

Lightsaber
A drone
A medical certificate
A rose gold pandora charm
A box of billy maverick 7% bourbons

Christchurch

Races tickets
Guitar capo G7th

10 Most Frequently Forgotten Items in Ubers - Worldwide

Phone
Bag
Wallet
Keys/key cards/locks
Clothing
ID/license/passport
Eyewear
Drink Bottle
Umbrella
Jewellery

Most Common Days of the Week to Report Items as Lost

Saturday
Sunday
Friday
Monday
Wednesday

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