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    1p to £4.99
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    £5-19.99
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    £20 - 49.99
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    £50- 99.99
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    £100-199.99
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    £200-499.99
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    £500+
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    I'd never hand it in, lol
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    After the £20 on the street thread and 94% of TSr keeping the money where is the line?

    How much would you need to find to make it worth your while handing it in?

    £20? £100? £500?
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    Anything above £50
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    Not too sure about £50. £100+, definitely.

    edit: Yeah, I'd probably hand in a £50 too. If it was, say, an envelope with a few notes in it I'd probably hand it in if it came to less than that, because i'd expect whoever lost it to check and see if it was handed in.
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    Good idea.

    I put £100 - 199.99, mainly because I don't think I'd go checking at a police station/customer services desk for anything under that amount if I lost it myself.
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    £100+.
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    i have been known to find 10p and not take it. Stems from a general distrust of people..what if it's a trap?

    That and I'd like to think that the whole do unto others (e.g. whoever lost the money) as you would have them do unto you thing isn't utter bull.
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    Anything over 50. If the 50 is in a letter or a wallet though I would hand it in. Would hate the thought of some person who really needed the money struggling because they'd lost it.
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    Anything above £100, but it depends which street I find it on.
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    (Original post by Aivicore)
    Good idea.

    I put £100 - 199.99, mainly because I don't think I'd go checking at a police station/customer services desk for anything under that amount if I lost it myself.
    You'd not go I'd you lost £80?

    Are you well off or lazy or both?

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      Maybe above £50? Though in reality, I'd be too lazy to hand it in so would probably just keep whatever amount of money :lol:
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        Never. The chances are the person who dropped it is a **** anyway. I suppose it's that story about those kids who found like £40,000 in a briefcase and got no reward that puts me off helping others. I'd rather keep the cash.
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        Largely depends on the how it's found.

        If it's got some way of being identified and traced to it's original owner, then it should be handed in. If there's no way of telling then it gets trickier.
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        (Original post by Drewski)
        Largely depends on the how it's found.

        If it's got some way of being identified and traced to it's original owner, then it should be handed in. If there's no way of telling then it gets trickier.
        It's not in a wallet so no clear ID.

        Assume it's in a brown envelope.

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        (Original post by Motorbiker)
        You'd not go I'd you lost £80?

        Are you well off or lazy or both?

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        Haha.

        Mostly the latter, but combined with the fact that I doubt most people would hand in £80, especially in bigger places like city centres and shopping malls.
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        (Original post by Motorbiker)
        It's not in a wallet so no clear ID.

        Assume it's in a brown envelope.
        The greed in me says that person has failed to take the proper precautions to look after their money or ensure it's speedy return in the event of it being lost. They therefore can't be trusted with said money...
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        Id hand it over to the police station or a charity. If its not mine and I've not earnt it why should I use it? Im not judging anyone's moral compass at all but the whole 'Finders Keepers losers weepers' seems very wrong to me.
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        Completely depends on where I found it. If I found any amount inside a shop I would hand it in at the desk. Not because I think they'll give back if a person came in and said "HI I lost £100 in here earlier" but just because literally feels like right thing to do.

        If it was in the middle of a car park, or a busy street with no way to return it then yes I'd pick it up and keep it. That is assuming that it isn't in a wallet or purse etc. both of which I would hand over to the police.
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        (Original post by Motorbiker)
        It's not in a wallet so no clear ID.

        Assume it's in a brown envelope.

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        In a way that makes it worse, before it was some clumsy adults money, now it could be like birthday money sent to a child by a relative (far fetched I know).

        Taking the money that an adults dropped I'm OK with but I wouldn't want to take money from a child.

        Also I'd prob say £75+ I'd hand it in as that's how much I'd have had to have lost before I went to see if anyone had handed it in :cool:
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        If the money is not in a wallet, I keep it. If it was a roll of notes with a rubber band on, I would definitely hand it in, though. I guess that's anything over £200.
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        I voted on the option £200+, but chances are it depends on the situation.
        It also depends on if there is a place to hand it into, that was local.

        But I agree that anything in a wallet is to be handed in.

        Anything under £50, I'd keep, unless it was in a wallet or purse. In a wallet or purse, it would be handed in, no matter what the amount
       
       
       
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