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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/3/2005 5:58:32 PM EDT
My wife left her purse sitting on the trunk of her Caddie today and drove off, bag fell off somewhere before she noticed. A 2-3 mile stretch. Had $1300 cash and all her id, etc. Just got a call drom a guy, he found and is bringing it over.

So how big a reward should I give him?

I'm guessing $500?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:02:02 PM EDT
First see if the cash is still there.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:02:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
First see if the cash is still there.



Well assuming it is, he said he saw it when it fell off the car.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:06:15 PM EDT
Common you fucksticks, guy is on his way. I need advice.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:08:38 PM EDT
Check and see if all the cash is there if it is give him $300
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:09:22 PM EDT
I would think about $300-$400 should be good enough.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:09:25 PM EDT
I would not know how much reward to give him. I know I would be tickled shitless if it was me and you offered me 500. I would feel guilty about taking it though. (for at least 1 or 2 seconds)
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:10:08 PM EDT
Get him a gift certificate to a stoer he likes? No one really needs to be rewarded for doing the right thing. A token gesture is good enough.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:11:56 PM EDT
He just arrived, all money is there. He refused to take a dime. I feel good overall.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:14:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 6:14:50 PM EDT by g-shooter]
I am the guys long lost son...........send me a check and I will make sure he gets it!!!!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:17:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
He just arrived, all money is there. He refused to take a dime. I feel good overall.



I'm not surprised.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:20:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
He just arrived, all money is there. He refused to take a dime. I feel good overall.



Same sort of thing happened to my wife. She left her purse on the roof. What really had her upset was the only pictures she had of her mother were in there. I have never seen her so heartbroken...

The guy behind her car saw it fall, stopped and picked it up then drove a darn good ways to return it (our number is unlisted, so he couldn't call). For his trouble he refused any reward. Seemed genuinely offended when I tried to insist he take something "for his gas money".

It does sort of restore your hope for humanity. Glad it worked out the same way for you!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:25:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 6:27:08 PM EDT by Carbine_Man]

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
He just arrived, all money is there. He refused to take a dime. I feel good overall.

No surprise. I had something similar happen, and I was the finder. I wouldn't take a dime. It's not like it's earned money. If you accept a "token of appreciation," it sort-of "cheapens" the experience IMHO. I was happy to give the guy what he had lost, he was happy, and that was good enough.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:27:25 PM EDT
I would return it, and I wouldnt want or expect anything.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:31:50 PM EDT
Good thing you're in TN. If your wife had been on one of the left coasts, that money would have been spent on crack or a donation to the Hildebeast's war chest.


CMOS
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:34:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Good thing you're in TN. If your wife had been on one of the left coasts, that money would have been spent on crack or a donation to the Hildebeast's war chest.


CMOS



See my post above. Right outside of Philly. There are good people in the world.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:37:15 PM EDT
make sure all checks are there if she had a checkbook.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:38:54 PM EDT
I found a wallet once in a park, there was no money in it but it had a card for a free rental (which I found while looking for ID, and put back). I took it to the local PD.


Digital
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:39:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
make sure all checks are there if she had a checkbook.




Now why would someone return $1,300 cash but steal a check?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:39:39 PM EDT
Good Deal

I wish there were more people like that.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:40:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigdb1:

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Good thing you're in TN. If your wife had been on one of the left coasts, that money would have been spent on crack or a donation to the Hildebeast's war chest.


CMOS



See my post above. Right outside of Philly. There are good people in the world.




big,

I'm surprised.

I was born in Philly.

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:42:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 6:46:31 PM EDT by none_other]
Many more then most think would have done the same. I'm glad this worked out.


ETA: $500 would have been more then generous, and you rewarded him by offering it im sure.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:51:50 PM EDT
On the other hand, be prepared to "draw down" on the honest citizen and his homies coming over to see what other cool stuff you have. 1300 bucks and your X-Box will be a good days work.
Matthew
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:55:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tromatic:
On the other hand, be prepared to "draw down" on the honest citizen and his homies coming over to see what other cool stuff you have. 1300 bucks and your X-Box will be a good days work.
Matthew



That was the least of my worries, you would just have to be here to fully appreciate that.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:56:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Common you fucksticks, guy is on his way. I need advice.



200$ and a firm handshake and a big thank you and eye contact go a long way in conveying gratitude.

Ben
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:57:24 PM EDT
Why give him anything besides your gratitude?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:06:10 PM EDT
Same kinda thing happened to me. Got a pair of movie tickets out of it for the reward.
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