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If You See Money On The Ground, Do You Take It?  
User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3098 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2888 times:

Or do you leave it for someone who needs it more than you do?


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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2888 times:

I would pick it up, and try to find the rightful owner, I do not trust people all that much. I trust myself.


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User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2869 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 1):

I would pick it up, and try to find the rightful owner, I do not trust people all that much. I trust myself.

I guess that the rightfull owner is yourself?? 



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting steffenbn (Reply 2):
I guess that the rightfull owner is yourself??

NO, no. I would never keep any money that I found, I would donate it to charity. Now if I saw it fall out of bank truck, Hmmmn.    



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2412 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 3):
NO, no. I would never keep any money that I found, I would donate it to charity. Now if I saw it fall out of bank truck, Hmmmn.

Now if that's not contradicting...............



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

How much money are we talking about? Pocket change, as in a couple of quarters or a significant amount, like $10 or more?

I'm not going to care one way or the other who the rightful owner of a quarter may be or even something than say less than $5, unless I actually saw the person drop it. I'd try to return it then. Any other time, it's mine.

I have found large amounts of money (highest $80) in a parking lot on many occasions. Each time I turn it into the management of the establishment. Each time, no one has claimed it, and it was handed over to me.


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 4):
Now if that's not contradicting...............

You did see the funny faces winking, I presume.



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 5):
I'm not going to care one way or the other who the rightful owner of a quarter may be or even something than say less than $5, unless I actually saw the person drop it. I'd try to return it then. Any other time, it's mine.

A sensible and realistic answer from someone who considers himself honest, as I do.

[Edited 2011-07-30 18:31:24]


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2412 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 6):
Now if that's not contradicting...............

You did see the funny faces winking, I presume.

You presumed incorrectly. My bad.



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 5):
unless I actually saw the person drop it. I'd try to return it then. Any other time, it's mine.

  

I've found money on 2 occasions - $5 and $50. I kept the $5..a few weeks later found a $50 bill at the university carpark..I just kept it...no point in handing it over to university security etc..they'll just pocket it anyway.



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 8):
You presumed incorrectly. My bad.

Join the club, I have done it often enough. After you send it off, it is too late. The edit feature is great for self correcting, I use it often.  



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User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I found a $5 bill on the floor at Target a couple of weeks ago. I turned it into Guest Services with no expectation of ever seeing it again. I bet Target made $5 but I would have felt bad keeping it.

I did keep the dime I accidentally kicked in the supermarket parking lot tonight.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6095 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
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If I actually saw the person it dropped from, I would return it immediately. Otherwise if I find it on the street I keep it. If I am on a private place, like a parking lot or a club, bar etc. anything above $50 I give to management. Knowing that sometimes they´ll keep it, but sometimes they´ll return it to the rightful owner. At least my conscience is clean. Anything below $50 is mine.


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Depends on the place and conditions under which I found it. If I saw the person drop it (whether bills or coins), I give it back, no questions asked. Otherwise, if I find a large dollar bill, I'll be around to see if the owner comes by. If I don't see anyone, finders keepers. I've been fooled too many times to be generous and give it to the first person I see walking by. It's a little harsh, but maybe the next time the person will be more careful with their money. Let's face it: how many honest people are there in this planet?

As for coins, I might bend and pick it up if it's silver colored. Pennies...meh



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

I found a 500NOK note last year in my hotel room, I kept it, if I didn't the maid would have, the person who lost if was probably on a plane and had left the country.

Finding money on the ground is one thing, finding a wallet with money in it is another, it's pretty difficult to prove ownership of a banknote, much easier to prove you own the wallet, I'll always hand in a wallet, never loose money.


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Australian are an honest a lot!

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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6095 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
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Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 14):
found a 500NOK note last year in my hotel room, I kept it, if I didn't the maid would have, the person who lost if was probably on a plane and had left the country.

I have no idea how much that is or what the "NOK" means. Fogive my ignorance please. But. Could it have been the tip left to the hotel chambermaid after the previous room occupant left?

Assuming no DSK type services were performed, of course.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 16):
country.
I have no idea how much that is or what the "NOK" means. Fogive my ignorance please. But. Could it have been the tip left to the hotel chambermaid after the previous room occupant left?

NOK = Norwegian krone, 500NOK about 100 USD. The room was made up when I got it, the money was beside the tv, if it was for the maid she should have easily seen it when cleaning the room.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10864 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

A wallet I will return to the police station.
Money, not - whatever the amount.

I will take the equal karma into consideration.

This kind of thing does not come my way. Never see money on the street, or elsewhere.
Even in Monaco people are very careful with their money, something I can't blame them for.



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User currently offlinearmitageshanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

If I find cash of any value I ask around to see if anyone has lost it. In my experience its only been a few dollars so I've not felt bad pocketing it after.

I did lose my wallet while riding a bike in Vondelpark, Amsterdam in the summer of 03' and was greatly disappointed. Thank goodness I took over 200 Euros out beforehand. Over 6 months later an anonymous package arrived at my house in Tennessee, USA with my wallet and cash still inside. I was amazed.

I'd love to know who sent it to me so I could thank them.


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2048 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 12):
If I actually saw the person it dropped from, I would return it immediately. Otherwise if I find it on the street I keep it.

What he said..



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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I pick up coins, etc that I see on the street nearly every day (yes, including pennies). I keep a separate jar for them in my house. I collect Jan 1 to Dec 31 and then donate the year's total to a charity. I choose a different charity each year. Most years it yields between $10 and $20.

Last year I found $40 on one day. The money was with an ATM receipt so I took it to the bank labeled on the receipt. Was told they couldn't id the account and to keep the money - a big surprise to me. Made it a bigger donation year.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I would pick it up & try to find the owner.....If there is no trace of the owner....I'll give it to a few beggars or needy folks.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3973 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

I found a $20 bill once in front of my local supermarket and kept it. If I would of turned it over to the store they would not try to find the owner and kept the 20 for themselves!


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1827 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

I seem to find cash quite often. I found $40 at a packed bar this year, as well as $20 in a deserted parking lot. I also find smaller denominations fairly often ($5 and such a couple times a year - I guess I have good eyes!).

For me, if I find it in a location where it would be very difficult to determine the rightful owner, I would just keep it. I have never turned simple cash over to a business (customer service or whatever), because I wouldn't trust the employees, and it would be very difficult for someone to claim it without it being attached to something identifiable like a wallet. I did find a wallet recently with about $100 in in, and returned it to the security guards at my place of work. The guy got it back the same day and called me to thank me.

The craziest I've experienced was when I was staying in a rented condo in Spain with my family in 2005. My sister found a scrummpled up 500-Euro bill on the top shelf of one of the cabinets in the kitchen! What we ended up doing was calling the owner of the condo (not specifying the denomination), and asking if any previous guests had reported any money lost. He indicated that no one had, nor had he lost money himself, so we ended up keeping it...


25 Aaron747 : A couple years ago I found 20,000 yen in a bathroom stall at a train station - likely left by someone who was drunk as it was nearly midnight. That's
26 joffie : Well it depends how much money. If it is a coin, or a small amount like $10 I would take it. No point handing it in. If it was a bunch of notes, then
27 zrs70 : So if you can find the owner, good. If not, you keep it? That doesn't sound reasonable. It still wasn't yours to begin with!
28 NorthstarBoy : Ironic topic. When i lived in Long Beach and was unemployed, i was walking home one night from 7-11 and i saw about nine dollars on the sidewalk in fr
29 Aaron747 : Cannot agree. Money doesn't grow on trees. Don't leave it behind anywhere then. My attitude: I hang on to my cash. If someone is unable to do same in
30 something : Below €10, keep it. Above €10, bring it to the police. That's what the law says.
31 KiwiRob : Unless it's made from paper!
32 AR385 : Well, ours, here in Mexico is made of plastic.We are eco-friendly you see...
33 Giancavia : Well done, I'd of done the same. When people can be careless with such amounts of money just smile and spend it for them.
34 N1120A : This is a good policy, though I probably would play "finder's keepers" with up to about $50. That said, I probably would ask management (if I was in
35 TCASAlert : Of course I'd keep it. Anyone who says they wouldn't is either too honest for their own good or lying - sure that's what we'd all like to do but in re
36 zrs70 : Wow! So the majority believe that if the original owner is too careless to hold on to the money, then ethically it beliefs to the finder???? Why? So w
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