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06:23 AM on 09/07/2012
That's what safe deposit boxes are for.
07:09 AM on 09/07/2012
banks are the last place i would trust with anything considering there track records.
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hattie54
07:34 AM on 09/07/2012
I've had a bank lock box for years.Only my hubby and I can get into it.
01:18 AM on 09/08/2012
Really ...I wear my jewelry that what it is for...? would you keep your tools at the bank?!
08:24 AM on 09/08/2012
She clearly wasn't wearing the pieces. She hid them so well she forgot they were in the purse and gave it away. They were heirloom pieces she was saving. Banks are thieves too but at least the safe deposit boxes are safe.
06:14 AM on 09/07/2012
after using the bathroom, mom realized she lost the jade and gold bracelet my dad had bought in Asia many years ago. Chaos began, crying, panic, calling the hotel's desk to send a plumber. Mom "felt something" going on "down there" - she went to the bathroom again, and there was the bracelet in her panties!!!!!!!!!! we laugh about it every time she wears that beautiful bracelet.
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Eenkling
Seeing IS Believing. Believe NOTHING that you hear
07:11 AM on 09/07/2012
Priceless! Thanks for the laugh.
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06:12 AM on 09/07/2012
Goodwill could track that lady's stuff down if they really wanted to. They probably will sell it for a huge profit & screw her out of her family heirlooms. For the poster that said that she "didn't need it", well, none of us "need" family heirlooms! But it's a horrible thing to lose! Have some sympathy (maybe that's not possible for you??)

If Goodwill doesn't track down this poor woman's belongings, then I will NEVER GIVE TO GOODWILL AGAIN !
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Eenkling
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07:12 AM on 09/07/2012
First off, it would've had to actually make it to the store. Many items get lost between the drop off and the employees pockets .
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mlondeaux
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.
09:16 AM on 09/07/2012
pennsylvania - Here's a story about my own experience with Goodwill. I started shopping at thrift stores 20 years ago after I found a vintage 1950's leopard skin coat with a faux fur collar for only $25 at a Veteran's Thrift Store. It's fun when you find a good bargain, and even more so when you know the money goes towards a good cause. That's why I was absolutely floored when, standing in line at a Goodwill, I overheard a conversation between a barefoot homeless man and the cashier. He only had 2 dollars to pay for a pair of shoes that cost 3 dollars. Instead of graciously offering to ask her boss if she could sell the shoes for 2 bucks, she stood there and argued with him, making an embarrassing situation even worse. As I was reaching for my purse to pull out the extra dollar, the man in front of me slammed a dollar down on the counter and told the cashier she should be ashamed of herself. Places like Goodwill and Salvation Army should train their cashiers on how to handle these kinds of situations. The items are DONATED anyway, and I'm sure the person who donated those shoes to Goodwill would've gladly given them to the homeless man for free. After all, helping others is what these particular thrift stores are supposed to be about. So, unless Goodwill can learn to make exceptions, I would rather donate my items to a store that actually cares.
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shempbat
Two heads are more than one,
06:10 AM on 09/07/2012
I gave away my viginity once, i'll never do that again.
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SansSouci572
04:49 AM on 09/07/2012
I did that once too, donated jewelry by accident. I had to buy it back, as they would not give it back to me. I did not think that was very cool of them, as I had given them a huge pile of stuff, and described it perfectly, so obviously it was mine, and a mistake. It was only $100 worth though, not several grand. I never donated to them again though, out of principle. Now I only give to the humane society's thrift store.
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guavass
03:35 AM on 09/07/2012
i bought a camera for $10 and sold it on ebay for $4100
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mustlovecats
Corporations are Chinese people.
06:46 AM on 09/07/2012
What type of camera was it?
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guavass
12:35 AM on 09/08/2012
Leica M9‑P
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guavass
01:46 AM on 09/08/2012
bought a Yashica t4 for a $1 sold it for $300
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marissa emily
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
03:03 PM on 09/06/2012
No good deed goes unpunished.
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EastBishop
Freedom is not a given.
02:46 PM on 09/06/2012
Ah the good old "I had the ring in that jacket I gave away....but sense the last one cost SO much, we're going to get the cheaper ring this time". Works like a charm.
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UnitedStatesOfTara
Maker of Music and Dreamer of Dreams
02:43 PM on 09/06/2012
At the risk of sounding insensitive, if you had 14k in jewelry just sitting in an old purse you no longer wanted, you probably don't need it.
Chrismoo3
Interesting, though elementary
07:10 AM on 09/07/2012
To me, if they were important to you, you would remember where you hid them.
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Eenkling
Seeing IS Believing. Believe NOTHING that you hear
07:18 AM on 09/07/2012
She stated she took a piece with her to the gravesite everytime she went. It is unclear what she did with it then. Hey, maybe we should go on a buried treasure hunt. Where was grandma buried by the way?
02:34 PM on 09/06/2012
It's GONE girl! Time to move on...
02:04 PM on 09/06/2012
It is always a good idea to pause before pitching. Never assume. Open everything...even the crinkled up, slightly used tissue sitting at the bottom of that old purse or jacket pocket. If the thought of it gives you an ookey feeling, wear gloves. As I help families declutter and downsize, I have found many treasures tucked inside.
06:38 AM on 09/07/2012
No shi*, I never give or donate anything without checking all pockets first!!!!