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#136 Lepista

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:06 AM

Great start to the day up 1.01.

Lucky with the 1 as it was on the main road, needed a large gap to safely retrieve it.


So, since July 2009, how much have you found in total....? Do you have a breakdown of the finds: denominations, and locations....?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

So, since July 2009, how much have you found in total....? Do you have a breakdown of the finds: denominations, and locations....?


Nope, I got fed up of recording what I found, plus I ended up putting any loose change in the pot that I had.

Although I think barring finding notes I probably find as much as rantnrave about 50-60 a year. Getting notes if your lucky really boosts that total and can really skew the figures. In 2 days I once found 50 that doesn't happen too often, notes wise I've managed to find over 100 since I started this thread.

So mortgage wise I've paid off at least 200 doing this, which I don't think is too bad a return.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

So, since July 2009, how much have you found in total....? Do you have a breakdown of the finds: denominations, and locations....?

I usually find pennies more than anything else, then 5ps.
Next up are 20ps and 2ps
Then, 10ps and coins
Finally, 2 coins and 50ps are very rare.
I guess this corresponds more with the size of the coins rather than their direct value.
I find a note once a year on average. In 2011 it was a tenner on the floor in a supermarket. In 2010 it was a fiver in the street. You remember those moments :D

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

I usually find pennies more than anything else, then 5ps.
Next up are 20ps and 2ps
Then, 10ps and coins
Finally, 2 coins and 50ps are very rare.
I guess this corresponds more with the size of the coins rather than their direct value.
I find a note once a year on average. In 2011 it was a tenner on the floor in a supermarket. In 2010 it was a fiver in the street. You remember those moments :D


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

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57 million lost each year in the UK. I find that very reassuring news...
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:50 AM

http://your-story.or...ch-year-194740/

57 million lost each year in the UK. I find that very reassuring news...

That's my target this year then.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

http://your-story.or...ch-year-194740/

57 million lost each year in the UK. I find that very reassuring news...


Government must compensate losers in this case...thats 1% of GDP FFS
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'm very impressed with some of the above amounts found! I started totting up found money after reading a thread on MSE; my totals are:

2006: 33p
2007: 11-38p
2008: 2-15p
2009: 12-28p
2010: 44p
2011: 73p
2012: so far 12p

The two 'high' years were because I found a tenner in each..one in the street,and the other in Forbuoys newsagents. Almost all the found coins were coppers and 5p's.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

I'm very impressed with some of the above amounts found! I started totting up found money after reading a thread on MSE; my totals are:

2006: 33p
2007: 11-38p
2008: 2-15p
2009: 12-28p
2010: 44p
2011: 73p
2012: so far 12p

The two 'high' years were because I found a tenner in each..one in the street,and the other in Forbuoys newsagents. Almost all the found coins were coppers and 5p's.


Good marks for persistence, but cash returns should be stronger. Can rantnrave or interestrateripoff give a few tips to this poster, please?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Good marks for persistence, but cash returns should be stronger. Can rantnrave or interestrateripoff give a few tips to this poster, please?

You have to be pro-active - I walk up the steps to my local Co-op but down the ramp on the way out - cover all angles!

Know where to look - supermarket self-service tills are very good places to start. Bus stops are another possibility.

Keep your eyes looking on the ground whenever you go out - if necessary, relocate to an area where the women are really ugly...

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

You have to be pro-active - I walk up the steps to my local Co-op but down the ramp on the way out - cover all angles!

Know where to look - supermarket self-service tills are very good places to start. Bus stops are another possibility.

Keep your eyes looking on the ground whenever you go out - if necessary, relocate to an area where the women are really ugly...


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Shall walk this world, in credit, to his grave..'

'The pension system has been a very nice gravy train for all of those involved except for those paying into it.'

'Let's see if we can get it for the asking price..' Kirstie Allsop

"Be under no illusion. You will not escape the net..." S'rAlan Sugar

Sex, drugs and sausage rolls...

The House of Lords: 'The Ermine Vermin....'

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:11 AM

You have to be pro-active - I walk up the steps to my local Co-op but down the ramp on the way out - cover all angles!

Know where to look - supermarket self-service tills are very good places to start. Bus stops are another possibility.

Keep your eyes looking on the ground whenever you go out - if necessary, relocate to an area where the women are really ugly...


Thanks for that..hadn't thought of self-service tills.(Don't need to relocate though; I already live in Stockport! :blink: )

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

I'm very impressed with some of the above amounts found! I started totting up found money after reading a thread on MSE; my totals are:

2006: 33p
2007: 11-38p
2008: 2-15p
2009: 12-28p
2010: 44p
2011: 73p
2012: so far 12p

The two 'high' years were because I found a tenner in each..one in the street,and the other in Forbuoys newsagents. Almost all the found coins were coppers and 5p's.


Clearly not trying hard enough. :P Do you walk a lot? Walking too and from the shops can generate the cash.

You need to train your vision better so you can spot that 1p or 2p at a couple of metres in the grass :) , plus you have to be prepared to look at something which might not be money and be disappointed ie it's a bottle top, a party popper top etc... The more you look the more you will find. Check the kerbside and roads, I find lots of money dropped here. Generally I find the lighter days more profitable. It's harder to spot money in the dark, that takes even better eyesight. I don't think you are ready for that advance stage yet. :)
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Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

Keep your eyes looking on the ground whenever you go out - if necessary, relocate to an area where the women are really ugly...


Fecking amateur :P

For the well trained eye there's always the time to check out anyone attractive. :)
Proof that Brown had repeated IMF / OECD / BIS warnings over house prices and did nothing!!!
Looting: The Economic Underworld Of Bankruptcy For Profit
The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
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Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

New digest on the credit crisis and economy Part2 Part 3

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

failing to take reasonable steps to trace the owner is a crime.


Oh, that's easy.. lying down a a few feet away with a big bump on the back of his head.




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