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(Yahoo)   Before you sell a dead relative's safe to a scrap dealer, you might want to spend a few bucks to pay a locksmith to open it first. I know this sounds crazy, but sometimes people put really valuable stuff in them   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 59
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2013-10-31 04:59:49 PM
Full of Glenn's goooold!
 
2013-10-31 05:00:56 PM
Scrap delers must be hard to find.
 
2013-10-31 05:01:55 PM
Hey, I'm made of iron
And this is crazy
You lost my combo
So torch me baby.
 
2013-10-31 05:06:06 PM
This week on storage wars
 
2013-10-31 05:06:28 PM
Seems a non-story to a non-TFer like me.  Anything of value was supposed to be returned to the family.  Things of value were discovered.  The police were contacted.  The family was notified, and the items of value returned.

/Nice enough ending I suppose.
 
2013-10-31 05:06:35 PM
There were 50 Krugerrands in one pipe

I glad he was honest enough to return the 40 Krugerrands he found.
 
2013-10-31 05:07:01 PM
The scrap dealer found 50 gold coins in the safe.

He temporarily turned all 40 gold coins over to police custody.

The police returned all 20 coins to the family who owned the safe.
 
2013-10-31 05:07:01 PM
Whaaat's in the box?
 
2013-10-31 05:07:27 PM
The scrap dealer and the family that originally owned the safe have remained anonymous, but Mike DeGuerin, an attorney for the family, told ABC News affiliate http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9305417">KTRK that the coins were returned to the family. He told the station the family's father had been saving them for decades, but had died recently. Someone who was helping his family clear out the garage was given the safe to sell as scrap, but was supposed to return anything inside of value once he figured out a way to get it open.
Smith said, "The two parties involved worked out their differences, and the coins were released to the individuals involved yesterday afternoon."


So basically... no one got screwed like the headline implies
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-31 05:09:58 PM
An abandoned safe dumped in a vacant lot in Lawrence, Mass. was found to have $178,496 inside. Everybody who had ever touched the safe changed their minds and claimed they were owed the contents despite abandoning it or in one case paying somebody to haul it away. A judge said the state got to keep the money. (http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1477832664/Judge-State-gets- 17 8K-found-in-safe)
 
2013-10-31 05:13:25 PM
Safe? What safe?
 
2013-10-31 05:13:27 PM
Fun Fact #1
It was illegal to own gold in the United States for almost 40 years in the 20th century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

Fun Fact #2
In the UAE, you can buy gold from vending machines at the current spot price
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMYy65CO7vk">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=RMYy65CO7vk
 
2013-10-31 05:15:11 PM
Don't drink the vodka.
 
2013-10-31 05:15:50 PM
I want to be a deler when i grow up. They sound nice!
 
2013-10-31 05:18:14 PM

brobdiggy: Fun Fact #1It was illegal to own gold in the United States for almost 40 years in the 20th centuryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102


Well that is a side effect of the moronic decision to back a currency with gold, which is always going to lead to your economy crashing once you stop digging it up faster than the economy grows.
 
2013-10-31 05:21:05 PM
Deler?

/subby wanna buy a vowel???
 
2013-10-31 05:23:44 PM
One of the coolest things I'd ever been to was a fairly wealthy friend of mine bought seven small safes at a flea market, all closed, without combinations.

He threw a safe-cracking party.  Came up with cool invitations to pique the intrigue, had a bunch of people over, drinks, food etc., and had a locksmith come in and open each one.

Most of them just had papers inside, though one had a few hundred dollars in it, circa mid-1980s, and another one had a nondescript wristwatch.

It really captured the imagination, I had to go, just in case one of them had $2.5M in gold inside, you know?  Fun night.
 
2013-10-31 05:30:09 PM

brobdiggy: Fun Fact #1
It was illegal to own gold in the United States for almost 40 years in the 20th century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

Fun Fact #2
In the UAE, you can buy gold from vending machines at the current spot price
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMYy65CO7vk">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=RMYy65CO7vk


I think they have those machines in Vegas too.
 
2013-10-31 05:38:43 PM
I'm conflicted, I don't know that I would be that honest, its easy to say you would until you have all money in front of you.
 
2013-10-31 05:40:53 PM

Vexed Thespian: So basically... no one got screwed like the headline implies


In fact, it implies that they DID pay someone to get it open and find out what was inside.

Before you submit a headline, you might want to spend a few minutes to read the article first. I know this sounds crazy, but sometimes people put really valuable information in them.
 
2013-10-31 05:42:24 PM
Redditors would disagree with the headline.
 
2013-10-31 05:47:59 PM
Half-penny, two-penny
Gold Krugerrand
He was exceedingly rich
For such a young man
 
2013-10-31 05:51:25 PM
Okay, so the original family told somebody to scrap the safe and return with anything valuable if he gets it to open.
The guy failed to open it and sold it for scrap. Neither party invested in a locksmith.
You know, I would have been fine with the scrap dealer keeping the loot.
 
2013-10-31 05:53:34 PM
Gold Coins

Same applies to graves.
clearancebinreview.com
 
2013-10-31 06:00:23 PM

Twinkles: I would have been fine with the scrap dealer keeping the loot.


Same here.
 
2013-10-31 06:03:22 PM
Gold coins? That's a pretty good dele.
 
2013-10-31 06:04:36 PM
"We temporarily took custody of the coins on Monday,"

I bet they suddenly detect drugs on the coins. Sorry, can't have it back.
 
2013-10-31 06:06:28 PM
I have gold coins too!
www.stocking-fillers.co.uk
/I just keep them in the fridge though
 
2013-10-31 06:07:40 PM

abhorrent1: "We temporarily took custody of the coins on Monday,"

I bet they suddenly detect drugs on the coins. Sorry, can't have it back.


Or "discover" they were part of a drug deal within the statute of limitations.
 
2013-10-31 06:17:12 PM
Is it safe?
 
2013-10-31 06:20:43 PM

ZAZ: An abandoned safe dumped in a vacant lot in Lawrence, Mass. was found to have $178,496 inside. Everybody who had ever touched the safe changed their minds and claimed they were owed the contents despite abandoning it or in one case paying somebody to haul it away. A judge said the state got to keep the money. (http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1477832664/Judge-State-gets- 17 8K-found-in-safe)


He quoted the US Constitution's little known "you snooze, you lose" clause in the forgotten, lost and non-existent 13th amendment.
 
2013-10-31 06:22:34 PM

ClavellBCMI: abhorrent1: "We temporarily took custody of the coins on Monday,"

I bet they suddenly detect drugs on the coins. Sorry, can't have it back.

Or "discover" they were part of a drug deal within the statutestatue of limitations.


FTFY.
 
2013-10-31 07:01:34 PM
What did the cops do? Shoot someone's dog and confiscate the gold, then give the guy that shot the dog a pension and shoot the gold?
I bet they shot the gold.
 
2013-10-31 07:06:12 PM

brantgoose: ZAZ: An abandoned safe dumped in a vacant lot in Lawrence, Mass. was found to have $178,496 inside. Everybody who had ever touched the safe changed their minds and claimed they were owed the contents despite abandoning it or in one case paying somebody to haul it away. A judge said the state got to keep the money. (http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1477832664/Judge-State-gets- 17 8K-found-in-safe)

He quoted the US Constitution's little known "you snooze, you lose" clause in the forgotten, lost and non-existent 13th amendment.


Also known as 'finders keepers'.
 
2013-10-31 07:14:13 PM

MechaPyx: brantgoose: ZAZ: An abandoned safe dumped in a vacant lot in Lawrence, Mass. was found to have $178,496 inside. Everybody who had ever touched the safe changed their minds and claimed they were owed the contents despite abandoning it or in one case paying somebody to haul it away. A judge said the state got to keep the money. (http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1477832664/Judge-State-gets- 17 8K-found-in-safe)

He quoted the US Constitution's little known "you snooze, you lose" clause in the forgotten, lost and non-existent 13th amendment.

Also known as 'finders keepers'.


Until, of course, the US Government declares that they own the gold, and that the family owes back taxes and penalties in the gold.
 
2013-10-31 07:14:20 PM
What i don't understand is what business was it of the locksmith to call the police? he should have just told the guy who currently owned the safe (the scrap guy) and that's it. It would have been the scrap guy who tells the former owners if anything is found since they had a deal.
 
2013-10-31 07:16:26 PM

MechaPyx: brantgoose: ZAZ: An abandoned safe dumped in a vacant lot in Lawrence, Mass. was found to have $178,496 inside. Everybody who had ever touched the safe changed their minds and claimed they were owed the contents despite abandoning it or in one case paying somebody to haul it away. A judge said the state got to keep the money. (http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1477832664/Judge-State-gets- 17 8K-found-in-safe)

He quoted the US Constitution's little known "you snooze, you lose" clause in the forgotten, lost and non-existent 13th amendment.

Also known as 'finders keepers'.


IT was amended to include "losers weepers"
 
2013-10-31 07:22:42 PM
Scrap dealer kicking himself for not keeping the thing around and hacking away at it till he hit gold.
 
2013-10-31 07:25:29 PM

NEPAman: Seems a non-story to a non-TFer like me.  Anything of value was supposed to be returned to the family.  Things of value were discovered.  The police were contacted.  The family was notified, and the items of value returned.

/Nice enough ending I suppose.


Why was the police contacted?  Nothing was stolen.  No one was holding out.  And yet we have to get the class bullies involved for what reason again?
 
2013-10-31 07:36:44 PM
Because the scrap dealer is the one who called the police, as stated plainly in the article.
 
2013-10-31 07:39:45 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Because the scrap dealer is the one who called the police, as stated plainly in the article.


Wrong answer! please try again.

FTA: "The man who opened the safe was David Molick, owner of Robbie's Key & Lock shop who told ABC News that the scrap collector asked him to break into the safe before it was turned into scrap about a month ago. "

"Molick then called the police and put a lock back on the safe the next day. "
 
2013-10-31 07:46:39 PM

MBooda: Gold Coins

Same applies to graves.
[clearancebinreview.com image 500x281]


nice.
 
2013-10-31 07:47:35 PM

lordargent: Hey, I'm made of iron
And this is crazy
You lost my combo
So torch me baby.


You are on a roll today
 
2013-10-31 09:35:58 PM
Twinkles:

You know, I would have been fine with the scrap dealer keeping the loot.

I think he should return most of it. But he should get a good cut for a) finding gold the family didn't know was there and b) telling anybody about it.

I'd be in Hawaii now if it was me opening the safe. Gold? What gold?
 
2013-10-31 09:53:20 PM

The One True TheDavid: Twinkles:

You know, I would have been fine with the scrap dealer keeping the loot.

I think he should return most of it. But he should get a good cut for a) finding gold the family didn't know was there and b) telling anybody about it.

I'd be in Hawaii now if it was me opening the safe. Gold? What gold?


The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
 
2013-10-31 09:54:48 PM

tshea: NEPAman: Seems a non-story to a non-TFer like me.  Anything of value was supposed to be returned to the family.  Things of value were discovered.  The police were contacted.  The family was notified, and the items of value returned.

/Nice enough ending I suppose.

Why was the police contacted?  Nothing was stolen.  No one was holding out.  And yet we have to get the class bullies involved for what reason again?


Im assuming he called the police for security reasons.
If all of a sudden you discover you have a couple mil in your shop, you might want someone else to know.
 
2013-10-31 10:09:18 PM

brobdiggy: The scrap dealer found 50 gold coins in the safe.

He temporarily turned all 40 gold coins over to police custody.

The police returned all 20 coins to the family who owned the safe.


came here for this
 
2013-10-31 10:11:03 PM

Farkenhostile: What i don't understand is what business was it of the locksmith to call the police? he should have just told the guy who currently owned the safe (the scrap guy) and that's it. It would have been the scrap guy who tells the former owners if anything is found since they had a deal.


The whole concept of crime is foreign to you?
The whole concept of aiding and abetting doesn't exist in your world?
 
2013-10-31 10:32:53 PM

namatad: Farkenhostile: What i don't understand is what business was it of the locksmith to call the police? he should have just told the guy who currently owned the safe (the scrap guy) and that's it. It would have been the scrap guy who tells the former owners if anything is found since they had a deal.

The whole concept of crime is foreign to you?
The whole concept of aiding and abetting doesn't exist in your world?


www.elevenwarriors.com
It was just a question, no reason for the attitude.
 
2013-10-31 10:33:53 PM

The One True TheDavid: Twinkles:

You know, I would have been fine with the scrap dealer keeping the loot.

I think he should return most of it. But he should get a good cut for a) finding gold the family didn't know was there and b) telling anybody about it.

I'd be in Hawaii now if it was me opening the safe. Gold? What gold?


Safe? What safe?
 
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