Ever forget your cellphone charger at a hotel? Turns out that's an extremely common mistake—one you can use to your advantage to replace your lost charger, whether you lost it there or not.
Over at community news site Reddit, a user points out his clever trick:
Next time you lose your phone charger, don't buy another one. Go to a hotel and say you think you lost it there. It's the #1 most left behind item at hotels, so most places have a big bin filled with every phone charger imaginable.
It may seem a little underhanded, but one Gizmodo reader explains just how abundant these chargers are at hotels:
I work for the second largest conference hotel in my city. You have no idea the size box we have of chargers left behind. 90 percent are idiot blackberry chargers. This works 100% of the time, we never verify that anyone stays here we just let them go shopping for [their] charger. Hell we even will give people a charger if they call down to the front desk and say they forgot theirs!
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