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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 12:49:20 AM »
How about a family that can't even put food on the table for their kids
They may be even more cognizant about the value of the 100K and have mercy on the rightful owner.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 12:54:41 AM »
Not that is different. If I knew it has from a Jew then of course I would keep the momey. They have enough that they would not miss it.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 01:05:11 AM »
They may be even more cognizant about the value of the 100K and have mercy on the rightful owner.


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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 01:06:23 AM »
I would keep my "finders" fee and try to return what I found
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 01:08:36 AM »
I would return the desk and keep the money :)

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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2013, 01:13:58 AM »
I would keep both!


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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2013, 01:16:59 AM »
I would keep both!

Now that is just being greedy and selfish.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2013, 01:23:27 AM »
I'd donate it to my favorite charity and send the original owner a nice postcard saying "a donation has been made in your honor"
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2013, 01:35:08 AM »
I'd donate it to my favorite charity and send the original owner a nice postcard saying "a donation has been made in your honor"
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2013, 08:33:56 AM »
Even if you bought the desk from a Jew?
No.
The goy I know would have an easy time earning back $98k in a month or two. He knows all the cashback tricks.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2013, 08:36:40 AM »
I don't think I'd be able to sleep well at night if I kept it.


Definitely would keep it. I Would find 98 thousand reasons why the shulchan oruchs "harei zeh meshubach" does not apply.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2013, 08:38:04 AM »
Did anyone here ever see the episode of 'What would you do' where they had people find the money outside the bank?

It was the poorest people that ended up trying to find the owner and return it.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2013, 08:38:34 AM »
I'd donate it to my favorite charity and send the original owner a nice postcard saying "a donation has been made in your honor"
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2013, 09:15:37 AM »
A person who finds such a treasure should realize that it comes from Hashem. If he does not forget that then he can think what the message from Heaven is. It is a huge opportunity to make a kiddush Hashem and help out the person who lost it and suffered the lost. If Hashem wants to give you money for you to keep, He can give it to you in a way that noone else is suffering from it.

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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2013, 09:22:11 AM »
Id call the saller and ask if he has any mattresses for sale

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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2013, 09:22:56 AM »
A person who finds such a treasure should realize that it comes from Hashem. If he does not forget that then he can think what the message from Heaven is. It is a huge opportunity to make a kiddush Hashem and help out the person who lost it and suffered the lost. If Hashem wants to give you money for you to keep, He can give it to you in a way that noone else is suffering from it.

Easy to talk when it is not you in the tormentous moment.

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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2013, 09:24:46 AM »
Do you really think any of you would be able to sleep at night, you will never stop thinking that the owner will remember where he put the money and will come after you for it.  :-\
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2013, 09:26:19 AM »
Do you really think any of you would be able to sleep at night, you will never stop thinking that the owner will remember where he put the money and will come after you for it.  :-\
Realistically that money will mean you will never stop fearing for the safety of your family.

There are cheaper ways to buy endless worry.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2013, 09:46:53 AM »
Id call the saller and ask if he has any mattresses for sale
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I would love to think that I would return the money.
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Re: what would you do if you found 98k in a desk from craigs?
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2013, 09:51:12 AM »
Realistically that money will mean you will never stop fearing for the safety of your family.

There are cheaper ways to buy endless worry.
it was stuck behind the draw, he obviously looked and gave up.
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