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What would you do if you found $40,000?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by CU_Designs, May 16, 2014.

  1. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #41
    You would probably burn through $40k in eBay fees trying to sell it.
    SEMrush
     
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    I do nothing, i just walk away. Money is cursed, don't wanna be near them.
     
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    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    #43
    As Shawn has stated a few times DP is not for sale so i sure you would have to add at least 20mill to that $40k to even raise his eyebrow. And then im sure he would still have a long thought about it. ;)
     
    cblanke, Jul 25, 2014 IP
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    xtragudboi Active Member

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    #44
    I would donate around 500$ to the needy and enjoy the rest. May be a vacation with my family to Disney Land :)
     
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    Sycrid Active Member

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    #45
    Gods honest truth. If there's no paper trail between you and the person it belonged to, I'd just have some fun.
     
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    gotkloud Well-Known Member

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    #46
    I think ideally one would donate it, but everyone has needs - the question is, would you be able to live with yourself if you DIDN'T donate it and knew you hadn't earned it?
     
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    BlackBirdHost Active Member

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    #47
    i will buy ds ;)
     
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  8. cblanke

    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    #48
    Boy there is a lot of greedy people in the world. These are the steps that should be taken for peace of mind. This is coming from a broke fool that is me.

    1. Try to locate the owner if not found move to #2
    2. Report to your local law enforcement agency because if the money is not claimed it will be released to you after a certain amount of time free and clear. If the owner is found you feel better for doing the right thing.
    3. If it was never claimed after exhausting all efforts to find the owner, donate 3/4 of it to a charity of your choice. Make it a charity worthy of the donation.
    4. After donating to a charity of your choice that is worthy of the donation and makes you feel good you made a donation, take the rest and pay off some bills so you still feel good about doing the right thing of the list above.

    If more people thought this way the world would be a better place. The problem is that most people in the world are greedy and only think about what they can get for themselves and not caring that the person that lost the money in the first place may have needed it worse than them or maybe it was going to be used to better a certain charity.

    Just blindly taking something that does not belong to you in the first place in the hopes that no one seen you take it and using it for your own greed no matter your situation is not right and you will suffer in the long run, but if you take the right steps and obtain it the right way you will be better rewarded in the future for your honesty. ;)
     
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    01123581321345589144 Active Member

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    #49
    You have to turn it in. You don't know what that money represents. It could be:
    1. Key to putting a serial killer or other criminal away
    2. Needed by someone more than you need it youself
    3. Money from a bank robbery and contain loaded dye packs
    4. Missing money needed by family who used to own couch (see #2)
    In general, it doesn't really belong to you. I mean you could argue that you bought the couch, but it's not your money and you should report it to the police, and have them handle it.

    I personally have only found coins laying on the ground, probably at most a quarter. In which case I take it. But if you find money that doesn't belong to you, for me, the ethical implications would tear me apart if I didn't just hand it in.
     
    01123581321345589144, Jul 31, 2014 IP
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    alodie Active Member

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    #50
    Hi Jrbiz,

    I confess that I would really like to have you around,
    should such a disaster happened upon my life. -
    accidentally losing $40,000 for any reason at all. I
    know that I would come out of it all right; if you were
    to find my $40,000

    Can someone say, "a breath of fresh air," in a society
    where there are folks quite desperate enough to even
    try to steal the shirt right off your back, and in broad
    daylight?"

    Speaking of the internet. But that is a different subject
    all together, isn't it? :)

    Reality or no reality, your thoughts are sweet, and tugs
    at the heart. Sort of, reminding some of us that, really,
    money isn't all there is to life, after all.

    Okay. So that was not the question.

    CU_Designs asked, "How about you, if you found $40,000
    in a sofa you bought from the store, what would you do
    with all of that money, if you had no idea who it belonged to?"

    First of all, it has to belong to someone.

    It could not have gotten there on it's own. It sounds more
    like it might have been stolen, in the first place, and conveniently
    placed there, to be retrieved later.

    But, the plan might have gone all wrong, and someone could
    not get to it on time, and in the meantime, the merchandise
    was sold, as is. :) I like the sound of that, don't your :)

    Honestly, I think I would try to do all the things that Jrbiz
    suggested in his post. And having completed all those
    steps, and still no one came forward to claim the money,
    would it be a bad thing to feel quite comfortable holding on
    to it?

    Maybe not. But then again... who knows :)

    Good question, CU_Designs.

    Good food for thought.

    Alodie

    :)
     
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    CU_Designs Well-Known Member

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    #51
    Why do people feel the need to donate only when they come across a large sum of money? Is it only good to donate when you've earned the money? Why does it matter if you earn the money or not? If a person is going to donate, donate regardless if money is earned or found. Money is not the only thing that can be donated.

    Essentially, whether you donate it or not, someone is going to get some part of that money you happen to find. How? Simply put: when you spend it. Because when you spend it, it leaves your possession into the hands or bank account of another. And that means companies will get part of that money whenever you spend it on their products or services (whether for yourself or if you're buying a gift for someone else). And that money goes to supporting companies' executives way of living, maintaining and growing their companies, and the money continues to trickle down to their employees and contractors, who then use that money to support their own way of living (which involves spending it on any needs and desires (likely to involve more companies) and it recycles all over again. So with that perspective, yes, I can and do live just fine when I find money and do not donate it. ;)

    @01123581321345589144: It could possibly be a good idea to turn it in. You mentioned that people have to turn it in. But nobody has to do anything. So for you, if you feel you have to turn it in, then I'd recommend you do so -- so you can sleep at night. Nobody will judge you for that. You said, "I personally have only found coins laying on the ground, probably at most a quarter. In which case I take it. But if you find money that doesn't belong to you..." Do the coins you find belong to you? Those coins could have belonged to a homeless person with very little money and accidentally lost their change. So why do you not turn it in? What is a little bit to you could be a lot to someone who has very little. Something to think about. ;)

    I've given 'likes' to posts that are entertaining or makes a good point. :)
     
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    alodie Active Member

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    #52
    Hello CU_Designs,

    Here! Here! :)

    Solid points, again, my fellow forum member.

    By the way, CU_Designs, if you did give a
    'likes,' please know that I am eternally
    grateful to you for that. It means a lot
    to me.


    For a couple of weeks now, I have been
    trying to find out who might have gifted
    me those 'likes' that I now have, but I do
    not know how to find out that information.


    And yes, CU_Designs, I really have a need
    to find out who those fellow forum members
    are. I want, so much, to say 'thanks.'

    Unless, of course, that is against the forum
    rules to know who those persons are. ;-)


    If that is so, then I will keep myself quiet,
    and will say no more about it.


    But the reverse is also true for me... I
    do not know how to give 'likes.' I have been
    looking for a particular button to click or to
    push, but have found nothing so far.


    CU_Designs, how does one member give
    'likes' to other members?


    And please do not laugh at me. I really do not
    know, just yet, how to do that. :)


    Thanks a whole million, for your time.

    Alodie

     
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    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    Hi Alodi, If you go to the top right of the page and click on your name you will see a link that says (likes you have received) if you click on that you well see who has liked your posts. ;) To give likes there will also be a link to the right of the post by quote and reply now that you can give likes.
     
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    alodie Active Member

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    Oh, Cblanke, :)

    Thanks a whole million for helping.


    And guess what? Earlier today, I
    discovered that until I have had
    "full membership," it seemed that I
    would not be allowed to
    give 'likes"
    to other members.

    So, the "like' button was automatically
    block from me, it seemed.

    I say this because I noticed that now
    that I have been granted "full membership"
    that I am suddenly noticing a "like' button
    to the right side of my screen (just like you
    said), which was not there before.

    This is exciting! :)

    And now, I will go to see the names of
    those persons who have been so generous
    to offer me a 'like," in the first place.

    This is great!

    Once again, thanks a million, Cblanke.

    Alodie



     
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    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    No problem alodie, Glad to help. And yes you do need to have 3 likes on your posts to see the like button. Welcome aboard and just keep making great post and raise you like count. ;)
     
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    Who keeps $40k in their sofa? :p

    I'd probably keep a small portion and give the rest to friends who need college tuition paid off and the like.
     
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    CU_Designs Well-Known Member

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    @alodie: You're welcome. I see Cblanke has answered your question before I got around to it.

    @powerbfore : It is interesting where people choose to put their money. I've heard of hiding money under a mattress, and in kitchen jars, and people's money falling out of their pockets in between the cushions of the couch. But that's about it. ha.
     
    CU_Designs, Aug 17, 2014 IP