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    • downnotout
    • By downnotout 17th Jun 10, 6:32 PM
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    Find a penny
    • #1
    • 17th Jun 10, 6:32 PM
    Find a penny 17th Jun 10 at 6:32 PM
    Walking back to my car today I found a 20p piece on the floor so I picked it up. I have seen money on the floor many times in the past and thought nothing of it. Maybe I am getting to the point of stupidity or something, but from now on I am going to pick up every coin I see. If anyone else finds some money on the floor then I urge you to do the same and post it here! I wonder just how much cash is lying on our street unclaimed!

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    TOTAL AT START 13606.90 27/03/2018
    TOTAL CURRENT 13445.90 29/03/2018
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  • Fitzer2000
    • #2
    • 17th Jun 10, 6:42 PM
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    • 17th Jun 10, 6:42 PM
    I've always picked up pennies, and always will!!! Money is money and at the end of the day it all adds up!
    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 22nd Jun 10, 10:44 PM
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    • #3
    • 22nd Jun 10, 10:44 PM
    • #3
    • 22nd Jun 10, 10:44 PM
    Some of us have been doing this for quite a while!
    See this thread:
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  • scattymam1
    • #4
    • 22nd Jun 10, 11:08 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 10, 11:08 PM
    See a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck!

    I once saw a programme where this guy roamed the streets and collected money, he knew the places to go, like the town and taxi ranks just after the pubs and clubs shut, think he was from London, but he had collected well over a grand in a year! if I remember rightly. However this is probably not the safest of things to be doing!!!
  • Poosmate
    • #5
    • 23rd Jun 10, 12:23 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 10, 12:23 AM
    Yay! Check out my signature! I found 1.25 just within the last week! My total is from April this year and I think this year is going to be slow because I no longer visit one of the money finding places I used to go to.

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  • Fang
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    • 23rd Jun 10, 1:07 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 10, 1:07 AM
    I know someone who (seriously) backed up a packed bus for 50p.
    • thesim
    • By thesim 23rd Jun 10, 6:25 AM
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    • #7
    • 23rd Jun 10, 6:25 AM
    • #7
    • 23rd Jun 10, 6:25 AM
    I started doing this recently...I found 1.50 the onther day
    • d3mon4ngel
    • By d3mon4ngel 23rd Jun 10, 9:09 AM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Jun 10, 9:09 AM
    • #8
    • 23rd Jun 10, 9:09 AM
    I always pick up money if I see it. Not kept a track of how much though... might start doing that
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    • nephilim
    • By nephilim 23rd Jun 10, 9:40 AM
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    • #9
    • 23rd Jun 10, 9:40 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 10, 9:40 AM
    I work in a school, and on the playground at the end of lunch, I managed to find just shy of 20 in 1p's and 2p's, with the occasional 5p - 1 etc for good measure!

    I shall now be doing this on a daily routine! lol
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    • JasX
    • By JasX 23rd Jun 10, 9:41 AM
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    Found a 5 note blowing around in the street the other weekend, score
    • downnotout
    • By downnotout 23rd Jun 10, 9:47 AM
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    All very good to hear! I have been a little less lucky since this thread started! Maybe a running total in my signature called Street Cred might change my luck?
    TOTAL AT START 13606.90 27/03/2018
    TOTAL CURRENT 13445.90 29/03/2018
    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 23rd Jun 10, 10:12 AM
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    I once found 40 on the floor of a market. I asked around but noone claimed it so I kept it. Bonus
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    Que sera, sera. <3
    • DarkConvict
    • By DarkConvict 23rd Jun 10, 10:40 AM
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    I found a 10 note last week when in Devon, then my GFs mom the same day found 15 rolled together in a field, and my girlfriend the day later found a 5 in the car.
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  • natsing
    I regularly find money in the street, have found 5 in Birmingham city centre, and 20 outside a supermarket, it all adds up, I once found 45 at work (it was a museum) handed it in, but no one claimed it and I got that back. Iwasn't very MSE back then so I wasted it, now it'd buy me a weeks shop with some to spare!
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    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 23rd Jun 10, 5:52 PM
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    Flickering Ember
    I've been collecting roadkill for ages now. Found a 10 note the other day. It's mainly just the odd penny I find but it does all add up.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
  • sharica
    I found a penny today

    I was in wakefield on a minibus About 20 yrs ago and saw a 10 note fly past the window.. I Got up said stop here please to the driver, Got out and ran after it.. I went flying, skidded on the gravel by my knees but got the cash.. Result
    • thesim
    • By thesim 23rd Jun 10, 6:27 PM
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    I found 5p today

    (every penny is counting...7 days until payday!!!)
    • chickadee
    • By chickadee 23rd Jun 10, 7:36 PM
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    My son is horrified when I do this. He says it is dirty. Somehow he thinks the change he gets in a shop is clean It must be the process of handing it over the counter that does it!
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    • thesim
    • By thesim 23rd Jun 10, 8:19 PM
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    ^TBH I thought this up until recently...but providing I wash my hands I'm ok picking it up. Same as handling any money!
  • amy.c
    i used to turn my nose up at picking up pennies, but now i do it all the time since i realised that it all adds up. i'm going through a particularly financially trying time at the moment, so went through my collection of handbags (part of the reason i'm so broke) and found almost 2 in change. anything less than 5p goes in my piggy bank. my partner and i emptied the piggy bank last month and treated ourselves to a domino's pizza with the proceeds. the best bit was, it was a tuesday so it was BOGOF! yay!
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