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Man finds $26,000 in safe bought on eBay

Posted on Monday, 20 February, 2012 | Comment icon 40 comments | News tip by: glorybebe


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An eBay user got more than be bargained for when he purchased a safe online and found $26,000 in it.

"I feel like the stupidest idiot in the world," said Labrecque, the man he had bought the safe from. Labrecque had received the safe and had decided to sell it on because he didn't have the combination and did not know that there was anything inside. Despite a concerted exchange of e-mails between him and his buyer Labrecque has so far failed to get any of the money back. "I made a mistake, you know, that's what it boils down to," he said.

"A Bartlett, California, man bought the old safe from James Labrecque for $122."

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Comment icon #31 Posted by Matra on 24 February, 2012, 10:41
That's so...frustrating.
Comment icon #32 Posted by MissMelsWell on 24 February, 2012, 14:48
Ya, pretty sure I wouldn't tell anyone that I found 26K in a safe I bought on Ebay, I'd just go on my merry way. I did once get WAY more than I purchased on Ebay though. I bought what I thought was a knock off Tag Heuer watch (although the seller said it was real) from a seller with almost no feedback in Singapore. I wasn't even sure I was going to receive the dang thing, must less get something real. It did arrive, I thought it was a great knock off, I wore it on and off for 2 years when it stopped working--I assumed the battery was dead. I took it to my watch guy for a battery, and I wasn't ... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by monica-louise on 24 February, 2012, 22:18
Unless its a cover story for the tax/vat man, yeah honest gov i found it..lol
Comment icon #34 Posted by Smithers on 14 March, 2012, 22:39
If I was the buyer, I would have had the decency to give this guy at least half of it back.
Comment icon #35 Posted by missymoo999 on 15 March, 2012, 5:59
*feverishly looking for old safes on eBay*
Comment icon #36 Posted by 27vet on 15 March, 2012, 6:01
I wouldn't tell anyone. I would put it away someplace safe and slowly deposit it into my bank account. Buy beer with it.
Comment icon #37 Posted by tigger on 15 March, 2012, 9:54
wow, there are a lot of dishonest people on here.. i would hand the money and safe to the police, letting the coppers know that i had bought the safe and found the contents inside. chances are, if they havent tracked down the owners in three months time, you get to keep the cash anyway. we had that happen when we found a camera, the whole kit and caboodle, outside a hospital. went to the cop shop, filled out a statement. three months later they called us and said no one had come forward, so it was ours. at the end of the day, you have to think, if it were your goods and indeed money, that has ... [More]
Comment icon #38 Posted by aquatus1 on 15 March, 2012, 11:32
Yes, however I would also keep in mind that I was the idiot who lost it in the first place. Additionally, if you purchased a vase, and it turned out to be Ming, you are the one that found the treasure, not the person that sold it to you. If you did not intentionally scam someone out of their money, you are not under any obligation to compensate them for your good fortune. You can, of course, if you like, but implying anyone should is not supportable.
Comment icon #39 Posted by I Am Not Resisting on 15 March, 2012, 18:25
The seller didn't make 150% sure that there was nothing inside the safe so it's his loss. Now if someone had been walking down the street and dropped that much cash, yes I would take it to a police station to see if it could be returned. But if you're going to sell me something, everything that comes within said item is also basically being sold to me.
Comment icon #40 Posted by bulveye on 15 March, 2012, 19:49
If I'd have found it no one would know. I would however give some to charity and my friend who needs it more then me.


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