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 Posted 03/24/2020  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
found a dollar couple nights ago.




I've been expecting my nightly finds to diminish. there are some places that I don't go trollin' thru now cos some places are not open. if they're not open, ppl won't be losing money there.. but apparently the magic dollars are still appearing.

the landscaping won't save you from me, george......
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 Posted 03/25/2020  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm not complaining, just thinking aloud. I'm a beneficiary of others' fiscal imprudence, so I have no complaint.



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found a dollar couple nights ago.
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 Posted 03/26/2020  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i go out each night thinking that i'll probably not find much.

i keep thinking that my nightly finds will diminish, due to the societal changes happening now. I keep thinking that eventually ppl will begin saving their change instead of chucking it.

last night, I found this in one parking lot:




twenty cents someone dumped from their car.

later on in another parking lot I walked into this:




let's zoom in on that picture:




coins were scattered all around this area, many up against the curb. someone launched a huge amount of change into the area where the tankers unload gasoline. took me a bit to pick it all up. much of it had the appearance of having sat in a vehicle, all the coins looked 'cooked', sittin in a car in florida heat, some were moderately cruddy, many had road rash from being driven over.



i didn't bother to count it as I picked it all up, saved that chore for when I got home.




so it was penny night, largely. 192 of them... along with sixty-five cents in nickels & dimes. no wheaties or anything interesting, just a lot of crud & road rash. lol..
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 Posted 03/27/2020  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW!

I was walking the dog and someone threw out brand new Mercedes Benz all weather floor mats, I put them up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, I got an offer today, lets see if he shows up. I may have made cash from trash :)
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 Posted 03/27/2020  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am surprised you find so much these days. Looking good!
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 Posted 03/27/2020  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nightly finds are diminishing. lotta places shuttered, no visitors, restricted travel = less and less found change. my finds aren't what they used to be, but it hasn't shut off completely. ppl are still chucking change, for now.

cash from trash is good. I don't typically see much junk/stuff I can extract cash from. in fact I haven't found any decent junk in a long while.
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 Posted 03/31/2020  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unlike Mr. Pink, I don't generally find much loose change (most was 98 cents at one time), but people throw out a lot of brand new stuff. I have no issues picking up things that have value. I've found plastic models, baseball cards, books, furniture, stereo equipment, tools (all working) and have sold these. Last Monday, I was walking the dog and someone threw out brand new Mercedes E Class all weather floor mats. They had a little dirt from being outside, but they cleaned up really nice. This is what they looked liked when I got them home. They look like they were never used.

I put them for sale on Facebook Marketplace and got $40 for them.

Using the $40, I picked up a Mint State Indian Head cent.






Alchemy > Turning Plastic > Into Paper > Into Treasure
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 Posted 03/31/2020  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Alchemy > Turning Plastic > Into Paper > Into Treasure
Well done.
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 Posted 03/31/2020  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done hfjacinto. It's true that one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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 Posted 03/31/2020  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A few months ago, another couple threw out 2 stained glass lamps that are made in the USA. I may have more Alchemy coming soon. I'm not selling the stained glass lamps, those are several hundred dollars each, but I am selling the ones that I used to have :)
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 Posted 04/01/2020  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm not selling the stained glass lamps ... but I am selling the ones that I used to have :)
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 Posted 04/01/2020  10:48 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome finds MrPink2018 and hfjacinto!
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 Posted 04/01/2020  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add river4449 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last year I found 3 20 dollar bills frozen next to the curb on my street... Terrible wind that day so the snow had drifted just enough to see the tip of a bill, I had to break the rest free and I let the ice melt.

Also on the same page... cleaning out the garage and making money off of eBay to expand the collection!
regards, Jasper- "river4449"

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Last year I found 3 20 dollar bills frozen next to the curb on my street...
Very nice!

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Also on the same page... cleaning out the garage and making money off of eBay to expand the collection!
Well done.
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 Posted 04/01/2020  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Last year I found 3 20 dollar bills frozen next to the curb on my street.



HEY Those are mine!! I'll PM you my address, I expect them sent overnight
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