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What If? - Optimistic Paranoid - 02-11-2018

OK, you're way out on gubbermint land, looking for a place to boondock.  You notice a bag.  Being a responsible, leave no trace type, you stop to retrieve what you figure is garbage, while thinking "What a bunch of slobs some people are!"

To your surprise, you discover the bag is full of money!

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Obviously, it's not a bank bag.  There's no ID of any kind.

What now?

Would you turn it in to the authorities?  Or would you figure that here's proof that God loves me and wants me to be happy?

If you keep it, what would you do with it?  What would you buy?  Where would you go?

Discuss.


RE: What If? - Gary - 02-11-2018

a bag like that in the middle of nowhere is drug money and i am keeping it

would like to buy a piece of raw land but that would draw guberments attention so wiesel around that or just use it as living expenses

a $20 in the checkout lane,you pick it up ask if anyone lost it,if no answer there is almost always a charity jar there


RE: What If? - TrainChaser - 02-11-2018

First thing, wash it.

If you turn it in to the cops, they will take your contact info and say that if it isn't drug money, and no one claims it, you can get it back. They test it (or say they do) and find drug residue on it, so they keep it for themselves. But if you get used cash from the bank and have the cops test it, there's usually drug residue on that, too. This info from a cop some years ago, but I'm sure nothing has changed.


RE: What If? - Rocki5pr - 02-11-2018

Keep it after I make sure it isn't "for theatrical use only" as a current "joke" is to leave large amounts of theatrical money in strange places/containers to see if/how someone finds it and thinks it's real.


What If? - Cammalu - 02-11-2018

Make sure it's not counterfeit first. Then I'm going to Disney World


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RE: What If? - Optimistic Paranoid - 02-11-2018

Disney World, huh?

I've always been fascinated by ancient Rome, and would love to walk the streets of Pompei, as well as visit the Coliseum.

After that, Hawaii, Australia, and Iceland, in no particular order.


RE: What If? - AbuelaLoca - 02-11-2018

I really don't know what I would do, but if I turned it in, I know I'd feel better about it. If I kept it, I would travel the world until the money ran out and then get back to living the vandweller lifestyle!


RE: What If? - rvpopeye - 02-11-2018

Hey ! You found my bag of money !
Thanks , I've been looking all over for it............
I'll PM you with my address.


RE: What If? - Rocki5pr - 02-11-2018

(02-11-2018, 01:20 PM)AbuelaLoca Wrote: I really don't know what I would do, but if I turned it in, I know I'd feel better about it. If I kept it, I would travel the world until the money ran out and then get back to living the vandweller lifestyle!

The key for me keeping it would be the 'finding it on gubbermint land'  and not being a bank bag as many years ago I did find a bank bag with over $10,000 in it when I was going to make a deposit (was in a mall bank where you interacted with the teller through monitors and 'drive thru' type tubes) that I returned because it was obviously a store's daily deposit.


RE: What If? - Putts - 02-11-2018

Yupper. Mine now. Pick it up, drive away...far away.

Then I'd start buying stuff for Putt...expensive stuff. Custom bumper, big solar, lithium batteries, motorcycle, HAM radios, etc.

Washing it would be a good idea, but not sure you could really fool the dogs. That would be the problem: spending it all. I wouldn't want to be carrying that much cash that might smell of cocaine/whatever. putting it into a bank would probably not be a good idea...too many tax implications; too much possibility for questions. Maybe buys a bunch of gold and then sell the gold to someone else for cash to launder it. Maybe go into casinos, buy chips, play a little, cash in chips the next day. Gotta keep all cash transactions under $10k as they tend to be reported.

Kind of a tricky problem...one I wouldn't mind having.