What to do about old RMA's\n\n\nGreetings.\n\nAs an added responsibility in my workplace I was just given the\nresponsibility of taking care of the RMA's at my location. I work for\na small to medium telecom company that is a result of several mergers\nand a couple of acquisitions.\n\nPrior to this being assisgned to me there was no one individual\nresponsible for making sure that the RMA's were actually sent back to\nthe vendor. As a result, there is a "pile of stuff" that didn't get\nsent back with some of it being 3+ years old. Most, if not all are\npieces of equipment that was sent to us to repair or replace a failed\ncomponent and the responsible tech was supposed to send the failed\ncomponent back to the manufacutrer (Cisco, Lucent and Nokia to name a\nfew).\n\nA couple of the othe Techs brought up the following:\n\n1. Since the RMA's are so old we were probably charged for the\nequipment when we didn't send it back so then it would belong to the\n"company."\n\n2. Even if it was sent back we wouldn't receive credit for it anyway\nsince it is so old.\n\n\nMy question is, if the above is true can I just dispose of the stuff\nby throwing it out? Or, any other advice on what to do with this\nstuff?