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Son accidentally recycles VCR with hidden treasure inside

Son Accidentally Recycles a VCR with Hidden Treausure Inside

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure ... but a Washington woman's treasure almost went straight to the shredder after her son recycled a VCR with $6,000 hidden inside!



Her son decided to recycle an old VCR. But he didn't know she had $6,000 stashed inside it! After contacting the recycling company, workers started to dig through about 12 tons of stuff.

Several hours later, they finally found the lost treasure. Someone at the recycling company advised, "Please keep it in the bank, not in a VCR." (laughs) "Yes, thank you."

Instead of old electronics, the family now says they'll go for something a little more practical -- maybe a safe.

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lpengrg July 08 2014 at 8:37 AM

The son didn't "accidentally recycle" anything. It was recycled. The dumb asses left $6000 in it. You just can't fix stupid!

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Practical Nomad July 08 2014 at 3:26 PM

PS. And she continues to show she's an imbecile by saying they may buy and keep it in a safe. Why not just put it in an envelope and tape it to your front door for the thieves?

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shaudy0430 July 08 2014 at 5:49 AM

I have the feeling that this money will not enter a bank account as suggested.

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Constitution Man007 shaudy0430 July 08 2014 at 11:30 AM

It was probably there for emergency cash and if anyone trusts the banks with their emergency cash, they may learn the hard way.

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rwilliamhoward shaudy0430 July 08 2014 at 11:44 AM

In the BANK, IRS or any other U.S. 'agency' can simply lay claim to it, and it is GONE! Better to have a dozen VCR stashes. If there are no RECORDS of it, IRS cannot claim it.

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nrwlbt July 08 2014 at 7:28 AM

Some under the table income stashed?

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rwilliamhoward nrwlbt July 08 2014 at 11:41 AM

So what? Who is more entitled to it? The lady, or IRS? I vote for the Lady.

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Practical Nomad July 08 2014 at 3:24 PM

What an idiot. Granted, VCR's are outdated and not on a burglars list of hot items, however, it's still something they'd steal and sell. What a stupid place to hide cash and what's her objection to Banks or Credit Unions?

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ch3n02junkie July 08 2014 at 10:43 AM

can't say i'd blame them for not wanting to put their money into a bank. with all the fees, minimal intrest, limited withdrawl options, etc it's better off in your own hands.

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jaguara777 ch3n02junkie July 08 2014 at 7:34 PM

I'll take that tiny interest. Its better than nothing.

Forget about banks.......credit unions only.

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Steve ch3n02junkie July 08 2014 at 9:34 PM

The money is a bank is insured - free of charge. Wha else do you need to know?

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chefjohnp July 08 2014 at 7:31 AM

Another bright individual. Ever hear of fire, flood, theft????? Boneheads!

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ch3n02junkie chefjohnp July 08 2014 at 10:49 AM

you can dry money out... with fire it might survive inside a metal case.... who is going to steal a vcr in todays world when vhs is a forgotten technology? not as dumb as you think!!!

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erinjanespca chefjohnp July 08 2014 at 2:09 PM

Yeah, they come into your house to steal your VCR loooool

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jtdancernh July 08 2014 at 10:26 AM

"Someone at the recycling company advised, "Please keep it in the bank, not in a VCR."

What the hell for? It's way safer in the VCR, even if the VCR ends up in a trash heap--at least you can get your money back form the trash heap. Your money would be safer ANYWHERE than in a bank, ESPECIALLY if said bank is TD Bank.

"America's Most Convenient Bank" my @$$!! With teh way they scr3w all of their customers, they ought to call it VD Bank.

Oh, dear, did I just say that?

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ch3n02junkie jtdancernh July 08 2014 at 10:44 AM

yes you did!! and i agree with you...

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Bill jtdancernh July 08 2014 at 4:15 PM

"at least you can get your money back form the trash heap."

Heh Heh. Good line.

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spdy65 July 08 2014 at 3:10 PM

Who the hell still has a VCR?

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alspoolhall July 08 2014 at 3:34 PM

My father always said (over & over) to check thru everything when he passes. And it was a good thing we listened. As the person going thru everything first, it was the 'ol plastic vitamin bottles that contained the moola. Containers with currency bills & pill cotton stuffed in, do not make any noise when shook. One has to look inside!

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