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2012-02-15 11:30:24 PM

runner_one: Are you in California?


Texas.

And I used the cut and peel brute force method back in the old days. You'd be surprised how light a large safe full of cash is if you want to open it in private and have to carry it away.


/I was a bad boy
//I got better
 
2012-02-15 11:30:36 PM
Well, now this is getting interesting. I wanna know what's in that safe, susler.
 
2012-02-15 11:30:46 PM

susler: I have a safe that's locked and I don't have the combination.

I'm certain it's empty but after reading the story, I'm doubting myself.

The safe company wants $1,200 to drill it open but they would come and take it away for free.

It's been sitting in my tenant's office for years being used as a table.



I'll give you $20 for it.
 
2012-02-15 11:31:30 PM
WHY WHY WHY would you say something to the seller? Keep your damn mouth shut and enjoy the money!
 
2012-02-15 11:31:44 PM
If I had $26,000 lying around, I would just buy locked safes from eBay or Craigslist with different accounts and tell them I found something valuable in each but decline to show proof.
 
2012-02-15 11:32:07 PM
jingks:

What does happen in this case? It's wasn't really "found" money, it was undervalued and purchased. But since it's money, is it then considered income?

It is income. The question is: is it taxable income? This is probably a grey area. The IRS and state revenue agency will want it to be taxable income. I think a good argument could be that it is gift income. After all, the buyer wasn't out to 'earn' this money, just to buy a safe. As I said, it is a grey area, but ...
 
2012-02-15 11:32:11 PM
Turns out the combination was 12345.
 
2012-02-15 11:32:52 PM
He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.
 
2012-02-15 11:33:40 PM

Hector Remarkable: So close. God, I can't win anything.


Don't lose hope--as the first runner up, you'll inherit the crown if the winner is unable to carry out his stupid idiot duties.
 
2012-02-15 11:34:15 PM

Honest Bender: Is the stupidest idiot the guy who cut open the safe with a torch? Because I'm astounded that they didn't incinerate the money in the process...


Any competent welder could cut a safe like that open without burning things inside.
 
2012-02-15 11:35:19 PM

Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.



I know, and given his somewhat low intelligence in not checking the inside of the safe before sale, I think he's a good candidate to be a Nascar driver.
 
2012-02-15 11:36:04 PM

Wolf_Cub: jingks:

What does happen in this case? It's wasn't really "found" money, it was undervalued and purchased. But since it's money, is it then considered income?

It is income. The question is: is it taxable income? This is probably a grey area. The IRS and state revenue agency will want it to be taxable income. I think a good argument could be that it is gift income. After all, the buyer wasn't out to 'earn' this money, just to buy a safe. As I said, it is a grey area, but ...


This is where the keeping quiet an enjoying your new safe also helps. You don't have to worry about any grey areas that way.
 
2012-02-15 11:36:15 PM

Desmo: He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.


This is the second comment in the thread about this... You really.have no idea how cutting torches.work, do you?
Hint: its not like the movies...
 
2012-02-15 11:36:49 PM
$26K would more than get me out of debt. I would definitely consider that life-altering. Hell, that's not much less than I make in a year.

Some of y'all have deep pockets, NTTAWWT.
 
2012-02-15 11:37:02 PM
Buyer beware works both ways. Love it!!
 
2012-02-15 11:37:18 PM

Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.


It's more money than I make in a year, douchenozzle.
 
2012-02-15 11:38:14 PM

Lone Stranger: Safes are not really that hard to open. I know from experience and time spent ...


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Shh, don't tell.
 
2012-02-15 11:38:41 PM
What proof is there that there was any money in there?
 
2012-02-15 11:38:53 PM
He should have found a rogue skilling up outside the bank in Orgrimmar. They usually pick it for tips.

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2012-02-15 11:39:03 PM
What if this situation happened and the money is counterfeit? Buyer goes and spends it unknowingly and gets arrested. "I got it off ebay" isn't going to be a good excuse. Could the seller also get in trouble for selling counterfeit money? "I didn't know it was there" isn't going to be a good excuse either.

This money came from somewhere and belongs to someone...
 
2012-02-15 11:39:29 PM

Wayne 985: Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.

It's more money than I make in a year, douchenozzle.


You might wanna keep that to yourself... Seriously, 26k is very little in 2012.
 
2012-02-15 11:39:54 PM

susler: I guess I should google "safe cracking"


Do it. I ran across a detailed PDF on safe-cracking a couple of years back. It was fascinating, and it actually doesn't sound all that difficult. I'd love to give it a crack.
 
2012-02-15 11:39:58 PM

susler: jagec: susler: I have a safe that's locked and I don't have the combination.

I'm certain it's empty but after reading the story, I'm doubting myself.

The safe company wants $1,200 to drill it open but they would come and take it away for free.

It's been sitting in my tenant's office for years being used as a table.

Get a grinder. It will take some time, but you'll get it open.

Really, it looks daunting. It's about 2 and a half to 3 feet on each side.
Where would I start grinding? Through the lock, next to the lock? I guess I should google "safe cracking"


Dude, also check out some of the old MIT documents out there relating to safe cracking.

If you're not afraid to damage the safe, it's not quite as bad as it usually appears (though the better GSA-rated safes can be a PITA).
 
2012-02-15 11:40:04 PM
And if the safe contained nothing? Would he have refunded half the price of the safe and the cost for the welder to open it?

BS. You sold the safe as a safe, the buyer bought the safe as an item to open to see what's inside. He won. You lost. He took an expensive gamble, and won. If you weren't so cheap, you would be the one bragging about finding $26k in a safe.
 
2012-02-15 11:40:26 PM
Anybody want to take bets that the safe was empty, and the buyer just wasn't happy with it, and decided to piss the seller off by pretending he struck it rich?

Would. Not. Be. Surprised.

Although maybe the reason the TV station couldn't contact him is tax. IANAL and I don't know what exactly would the rules about buying $26k in cash for $123, but I'm pretty sure Uncle Sam would want and expect his cut.
 
2012-02-15 11:41:43 PM

thomps: are we talking about the idiot that sold the safe full of money or the idiot that found the money and told the seller about it?


Yes.
 
2012-02-15 11:41:49 PM
I'm in NYC and I'll give 1/4 to anyone who wants to open it but there are a few caveats. You need to know how I came to be in possession of it which will explain why I'm certain that it's empty and it's sitting in a lawyer's office next to his desk; it would have to be opened in such a manner that wouldn't mess up his office nor preclude a safe company from removing it for free as opposed to charging.

Still interested, here's the story.

We have two extra offices which we rent out. The tenant prior to the lawyer was a guy who was a wholesale jeweler. He had the safe installed to begin with. He was a fine tenant for over a year and one day we came in and noticed his office door was open. He had cleared out overnight and left furniture and the safe.

A couple of days later, people started showing up looking for the guy; some of whom looked pretty unsavory. The cops showed up once. We kept explaining that we had nothing to do with the guy, just rented him the office. Eventually people stopped coming; we re-rented the office and the lawyer who took it decided to keep it.

This is why I'm sure it's empty. The guy cleaned out his desk, took all his papers and files and even his chair. Left only a desk, a table and the safe.

There is no reason to believe that he would have left anything in it. He just screwed us by not leaving the combination.

If anyone is still interested, let me know and I'll unhide my email for a while to give you a chance to get it.
 
2012-02-15 11:42:14 PM

Birnone: What proof is there that there was any money in there?


Yeah, my gut feeling tells me there was nothing of value in there and the buyer is just farking with the guy who sold it.
 
2012-02-15 11:42:55 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Wayne 985: Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.

It's more money than I make in a year, douchenozzle.

You might wanna keep that to yourself... Seriously, 26k is very little in 2012.



So poor people should be ashamed?

And, uh, I think the worth of 26K VERY MUCH depends on personal circumstances. I think there are more than a few people in the world who'd leap at the chance for 26K (myself included).
 
2012-02-15 11:43:15 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Shh, don't tell.


It was a done deal in the 80's and I stopped.


/snitches should have got stitches
 
2012-02-15 11:46:36 PM
susler:

Yep, it's empty.
 
2012-02-15 11:46:44 PM

Wayne 985: Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.

It's more money than I make in a year, douchenozzle.


Keep trying!

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2012-02-15 11:47:46 PM

Wayne 985: Loucifer: If 26k is life altering money, then you are very poor, Kenny.

It's more money than I make in a year, douchenozzle.


I'd ask if you live in a van by the river, but you don't make enough to live in a van by the river. Maybe under a bridge by the river, but not in a van by the river.
 
2012-02-15 11:47:52 PM

BigJake: jingks: Sounds like a good time to buy some cheap safes and sell them on ebay without the combination.

I like your style


A++++++++++++++++++++++
 
2012-02-15 11:48:07 PM
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"Only a dumbass doesn't open the safe"
 
2012-02-15 11:49:28 PM
Some guys pays $100 for a safe and takes it straight to a welder to cut in hopes that something is in it? I'll bet he owns a dvd of Geronimo Riviera opening Al Capon ---- wait wait wait ---- What's a good way to launder $26K? Hmmmm.
 
2012-02-15 11:51:53 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Desmo: He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.

This is the second comment in the thread about this... You really.have no idea how cutting torches.work, do you?
Hint: its not like the movies...


why does that not catch shiat on fire? I've used a grinder to cut through thick steel tubing and also chain and caught shiat on fire that was 8 inches away from what I was grinding off.
how could basting a hole in steel with a torch not set flammable stuff behind it on fire?
 
2012-02-15 11:52:55 PM
In other news, it's now a seller's market for used safes on ebay.
 
2012-02-15 11:53:57 PM

chewielouie: BigJake: jingks: Sounds like a good time to buy some cheap safes and sell them on ebay without the combination.

I like your style

A++++++++++++++++++++++



Goddamnit.
 
2012-02-15 11:54:34 PM
www.xxlmag.com

Where's my money EDDIE? HALF!
 
2012-02-15 11:55:18 PM

Lone Stranger: susler:

Yep, it's empty.


Are you kidding? That's a great story. It's obviously got the jewels in it that he didn't want the unsavory characters to get. He would have come back for it, but he was betrayed by a beautiful woman who thought she'd get her hands on the jewels, but the joke was on her - they already booby-trapped the guy's car with a bomb, and after she killed him, she tried to make her getaway in his car. They're both gone, the bad guys are otherwise preoccupied, and the royal inheritance of Nambibia is probably just sitting in that damn safe!

I'd call a private eye, preferably a really cool one with his own TV show.


/$21
 
2012-02-15 11:55:37 PM

Jimmysolson: Birnone: What proof is there that there was any money in there?

Yeah, my gut feeling tells me there was nothing of value in there and the buyer is just farking with the guy who sold it.


Pretty awesome trolling if there wasn't.
 
2012-02-15 11:56:41 PM

relcec: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Desmo: He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.

This is the second comment in the thread about this... You really.have no idea how cutting torches.work, do you?
Hint: its not like the movies...

why does that not catch shiat on fire? I've used a grinder to cut through thick steel tubing and also chain and caught shiat on fire that was 8 inches away from what I was grinding off.
how could basting a hole in steel with a torch not set flammable stuff behind it on fire?



In the first place, I'd guess the flame of the torch eats up what little oxygen is in the safe to begin with.
 
2012-02-15 11:57:13 PM

relcec: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Desmo: He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.

This is the second comment in the thread about this... You really.have no idea how cutting torches.work, do you?
Hint: its not like the movies...

why does that not catch shiat on fire? I've used a grinder to cut through thick steel tubing and also chain and caught shiat on fire that was 8 inches away from what I was grinding off.
how could basting a hole in steel with a torch not set flammable stuff behind it on fire?


Don't think of it as "cutting" with sparks flying and everything, think of it as melting the bolt by applying heat to the external surface. Depending on the thickness of the casing, no heat or flame may even breached the interior.
 
2012-02-16 12:00:12 AM
The median annual wage in the United States is just a hair over $26,000. Look down on people who make less than that if see fit, but accept that it does kind of make you an elitist dick.
 
2012-02-16 12:01:25 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: relcec: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Desmo: He's lucky the cutting torch used to open the safe didn't burn all the money up.

This is the second comment in the thread about this... You really.have no idea how cutting torches.work, do you?
Hint: its not like the movies...

why does that not catch shiat on fire? I've used a grinder to cut through thick steel tubing and also chain and caught shiat on fire that was 8 inches away from what I was grinding off.
how could basting a hole in steel with a torch not set flammable stuff behind it on fire?

Don't think of it as "cutting" with sparks flying and everything, think of it as melting the bolt by applying heat to the external surface. Depending on the thickness of the casing, no heat or flame may even breached the interior.


ok. I was picturing like a big old plasma cutter with the sparks shooting like 8 inches out the backside. makes sense.
 
2012-02-16 12:02:29 AM
In a contentious e-mail chain Labrecque provided to Action News 5, he asked for a cut of the cash. The buyer declined, citing Labrecque's seller policy that states, "What you see is what you get, no returns, and no money back."

Labrecque said this is different.


Uh, no. It's not. You clearly said "no returns, and no money back". You lose.
www.hakubi.us
Good DAY, Sir!
 
2012-02-16 12:05:45 AM
For sure $26000 wouldn't be life changing for some people. For me it would more than pay off the balance on my mortgage and doing the work myself, I'd be able to make some repairs/improvements around here.
 
2012-02-16 12:06:53 AM

rich_mitch: The median annual wage in the United States is just a hair over $26,000. Look down on people who make less than that if see fit, but accept that it does kind of make you an elitist dick.


Really? All the info I can find does not support that comment.
 
2012-02-16 12:08:08 AM

BGates: rich_mitch: The median annual wage in the United States is just a hair over $26,000. Look down on people who make less than that if see fit, but accept that it does kind of make you an elitist dick.

Really? All the info I can find does not support that comment.


true.
 
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