+DubbleG Posted August 29, 2014 Share Posted August 29, 2014 A new cache had been placed and I headed out to find it. I met up with another cacher also seeking the FTF and we teamed up to find what was listed as a unique container. I eventually found what I thought was the container. It seemed like it "had to be" but neither of us could find a way to open it so we discounted it and continued looking. I actually thought it was a piece of trash and took it with me to discard with some other debris I found lying about. After an extensive search turned up nothing I took another look at the "trash" and decided what I'd found must be the cache. I decided I had to see what was inside figuring if it was garbage I could do no harm. In forcing it open I damaged the container. The damage was unintentional but definitely beyond "normal wear and tear" and I apologized to the CO in my log. A day or two later I got an email from the CO asking me to pay for a replacement. I agreed to do so, feeling it was the right thing to do, but I'm curious what the greater community thinks. Isn't damage to a container part of the risk a CO takes in placing a cache? Should a seeker be responsible for unintended damage? Quote Link to comment
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