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(Network World)   1 reason print books are still better than Kindles/Nooks: You can hide $20K+ inside them   (networkworld.com) divider line 29
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2012-11-08 04:25:43 PM  
it's easy, you should see my Amazon account.

Oh you mean $20k cash?!
 
2012-11-08 06:04:26 PM  
*Writes check for $20k*
*Inserts it in his kindle*

Exsqueeze me?
Baking powder?
 
2012-11-08 06:05:19 PM  
And candy, too.

You ever tried to stash chocolate and gummy bears in an e-book reader? It does not end well.
 
2012-11-08 06:09:49 PM  
You could probably store $20K in bitcoins on a Kindle, which would be only slightly less secure than $20K in cash in a book.
 
2012-11-08 06:10:04 PM  
 
2012-11-08 06:22:28 PM  
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2012-11-08 06:23:34 PM  
Subby hasn't seen the pricing on the iPad 4.
 
2012-11-08 06:29:17 PM  
I had a dream awhile back that I needed to hide something, so I got a Twilight book and hollowed it out, reasoning that none of my friends would EVER look in there.

I woke up and realised that the glitch in my plan was having to acquire a Twilight book.
 
2012-11-08 06:31:55 PM  

Kejlina: I had a dream awhile back that I needed to hide something, so I got a Twilight book and hollowed it out, reasoning that none of my friends would EVER look in there.

I woke up and realised that the glitch in my plan was having to acquire a Twilight book.


I laughed like a goon.

*Thank* you.
 
2012-11-08 06:34:45 PM  

Raharu: Sure you can..

My girlfriend just made this.

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That's awesome. I just have a stupid plain leather case on mine.
 
2012-11-08 06:39:02 PM  

kyoryu: Raharu: Sure you can..

My girlfriend just made this.

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That's awesome. I just have a stupid plain leather case on mine.


She could make you one... or would you like a MONSTER!

th07.deviantart.net
 
2012-11-08 06:44:11 PM  
Every time I buy a box of books from an estate auction or garage sale or online auction, I have to leaf through them as I organize them by order to be read, just to make sure there is no "extra" treasure in them...most I've ever found as a dollar bill someone had apparently used as a book mark. :(
 
2012-11-08 06:49:02 PM  

Teresaol31: Every time I buy a box of books from an estate auction or garage sale or online auction, I have to leaf through them as I organize them by order to be read, just to make sure there is no "extra" treasure in them...most I've ever found as a dollar bill someone had apparently used as a book mark. :(


Sounds like you buy a lot of books. Post a photo of your bookcase for our drooling pleasure? :)
 
2012-11-08 06:51:26 PM  

Teresaol31: Every time I buy a box of books from an estate auction or garage sale or online auction, I have to leaf through them as I organize them by order to be read, just to make sure there is no "extra" treasure in them...most I've ever found as a dollar bill someone had apparently used as a book mark. :(


In a book of English poetry, I found a free movie pass to any theatre in Sydney, Australia for any man wearing his military uniform. The fact that I was in Phoenix, Arizona at the time was shocking.

There were a lot of air bases around Phoenix during WWII. And a lot of war brides moved to the US after the war. Who knows.
 
2012-11-08 06:57:54 PM  
 
2012-11-08 07:02:59 PM  

hogans: I can, but that's because my Nook is wrapped in richly tooled leather.


Probably made in a Mexican sweatshop by underage kids working 16 hour days.
Which is fine by me as long as I can get it cheap.
 
2012-11-08 07:15:35 PM  
What's great about this story is that the gentleman who found the book, as he picked through items while at the dump, is actually looking for the rightful owner by sharing his story. All you need to do is identify the tome and describe the contents. If no one claims it, the man says he'll keep the money and give a chunk to charity.

The money won't be successfully claimed yet there is a good chance he won't get to keep it all (if only for tax reasons). There is about a 99% chance that the person who threw out the book didn't know it was there. Most likely, the book was thrown into a box along with a bunch of other stuff someone couldn't get rid of at an estate sale. The only thing this guy's gesture -- while well-intentioned -- will do is attract a host of greedy, slimy farkers; most of which will be attorneys. He'll probably regret opening his mouth. He should have kept the money and STFU, and I don't think anyone would have blamed him.
 
2012-11-08 07:29:14 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: What's great about this story is that the gentleman who found the book, as he picked through items while at the dump, is actually looking for the rightful owner by sharing his story. All you need to do is identify the tome and describe the contents. If no one claims it, the man says he'll keep the money and give a chunk to charity.

The money won't be successfully claimed yet there is a good chance he won't get to keep it all (if only for tax reasons). There is about a 99% chance that the person who threw out the book didn't know it was there. Most likely, the book was thrown into a box along with a bunch of other stuff someone couldn't get rid of at an estate sale. The only thing this guy's gesture -- while well-intentioned -- will do is attract a host of greedy, slimy farkers; most of which will be attorneys. He'll probably regret opening his mouth. He should have kept the money and STFU, and I don't think anyone would have blamed him.


Legally, I'm pretty sure he had to say something, although I think it was supposed to be to the cops and not some "The Townsman".
 
2012-11-08 07:29:49 PM  
"...one at ..."
 
2012-11-08 07:29:54 PM  
Just take care
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2012-11-08 07:51:07 PM  
I've always wanted to keep a gun in a hollowed out bible. That's sort of similar.
 
2012-11-08 07:54:20 PM  

Gunny Walker


[pic of the warden and Andy]

Dammit Gunny, ya beat me to it.

*sees colimar's picture*

DAMMIT!

*sulks*


:-)
 
2012-11-08 08:25:09 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: What's great about this story is that the gentleman who found the book, as he picked through items while at the dump, is actually looking for the rightful owner by sharing his story. All you need to do is identify the tome and describe the contents. If no one claims it, the man says he'll keep the money and give a chunk to charity.

The money won't be successfully claimed yet there is a good chance he won't get to keep it all (if only for tax reasons). There is about a 99% chance that the person who threw out the book didn't know it was there. Most likely, the book was thrown into a box along with a bunch of other stuff someone couldn't get rid of at an estate sale. The only thing this guy's gesture -- while well-intentioned -- will do is attract a host of greedy, slimy farkers; most of which will be attorneys. He'll probably regret opening his mouth. He should have kept the money and STFU, and I don't think anyone would have blamed him.

Legally, I'm pretty sure he had to say something, although I think it was supposed to be to the cops and not some "The Townsman".


Yup. Legally, saying something is how you confirm that it's abandoned property, not just lost property. If it's considered lost, you have to give it back to the owner if they try to claim it. If it's abandoned, finders keepers. In most states, there's a law that to declare something above a certain value abandoned, you have to publicize the find.

I'm sure this guy has already talked to a lawyer. If nobody comes forward, he'll keep it, though it may well be subject to taxes. And I'd lay good odds on that- it was probably donated by someone clearing out a deceased parent's or grandparent's house with no idea that grandpa kept an emergency stash of money inside a book, so they'll never be able to ID the book or name its exact contents.

Despite Harvey M.'s post, most people who find shiat like this get to keep it. The typical way people lose big finds like this is when they have to sell whatever it is off to pay the tax bill, since for a big find, the tax bill can easily exceed the cash they have available. Since this guy found cash, he doesn't have to sell of the priceless painting for the tax money like some do. Mind you, that still leaves those people with a wad of money they didn't have before, so it's not a complete loss.
 
2012-11-08 08:26:02 PM  

hogans: I can, but that's because my Nook is wrapped in richly tooled leather.


Those look a bit counter-productive for hiding my TOR novel coverart, which is why I bought the Kindle in the first place!
 
2012-11-08 08:28:15 PM  
I should also add that the best way to strike it rich is at a yard sale- because if you buy something and discover the artifact inside, you don't have to worry about gift rules, or abandoned property rules- it's yours, you entered into a contract to buy it with the rightful owner. Unless you're in a state with a windfall tax.

But that guy who bought a painting with the Declaration of Independence in the frame probably wound up paying very little in the way of taxes on it. I'm sure the state got a nice little chunk of change when he sold it, though.
 
2012-11-08 09:57:47 PM  
But not between pages 121 and 122the if i remember how Endyclopedia Brown caught Bugs Meany that one time
 
2012-11-09 03:03:39 AM  
I'm a used book dealer and the best I've ever found in a book was 4 $20 bills in a collection of Kierkegaard.

Remember, there's always money in the banana stand.
 
2012-11-09 08:57:50 AM  
Andy Dufresne approves.
 
2012-11-09 09:14:35 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm a used book dealer and the best I've ever found in a book was 4 $20 bills in a collection of Kierkegaard.

Remember, there's always money in the banana stand.


That musty old clap trap? I think that's a little bit of a leap of faith.
 
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