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    It Could Be Good When Our Hobby Sucks! (IN A GOOD WAY)

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ID:	807296I mean this in a good way! Today in New Hampshire, it was too hot to swing a detector, so I decided to try something that came to me one day while thinking of new treasure hunting techniques. Well, today, I tried it on a hunch and it paid off IMMEDIATELY and I ended up with $19.48 in clad coins and some sterling silver jewelry. We all have used the big vacuum machines at the car wash. What happens to the coins and jewelry that gets sucked up because we either dont have time to pre-scan the rug area? I was surprised to find that it all just goes to the bottom of the machine and into a basket. Its just trash, right? I would do the company a favor by cleaning their baskets out...right? So, today, I did just that. One basket gave up old french fries, dog hair, hair clips, coins and jewelry. Thats right. $19.48 in clad coins, and a few pieces of sterling jewelry. Not only was it exciting to sift the contents with my sifting screen, it was easy as all get out. Has this ever occurred to anyone else to do? Not sure, but I am hooked. If I am finding sterling, gold is just a matter of time. What should we call this type of treasure hunting? If you decide to try this., PLEASE KEEP IT CLEAN AROUND THE BASKETS! It seems if they catch on, they will find a way to padlock the cabinet and basket shut. Tell me what you think of this. Today was a success!
    "The only dumb question is the one you DON'T ask" -Drill Instructor Sgt. Curry, Ft. Dix, NJ 1980

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    us
    Oct 2007
    South Carolina
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    MAN THAT'S SUCKS,....... that I didn't think about doing that!!!!!

    Great job, not if we can only keep this on the downlow!!!
    SEEK AND YEA SHALL FIND and when you do THANK GOD!!!

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
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    They will probably pad lock it the next time the guy comes to empty it. I would think he has been sifting through the goodies just like you! Lol. Hope it holds out for ya though!

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    us
    To Dig...or Not to Dig...that is the Question...

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    Where I live all the vacuums that I've came across are part of the whole cabinet and are locked ... to bad for me ... Woodstock
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    Apr 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobRieman View Post
    They will probably pad lock it the next time the guy comes to empty it. I would think he has been sifting through the goodies just like you! Lol. Hope it holds out for ya though!
    It would not surprise me if someone just dumps in in a garbage truck or something and don't even look.

    We use to do the same thing with the trap when I worked at Jiffy Lube.
    "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." Capt John Parker.

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    Now that is thinking outside the box - OUTSTANDING thecolonel.
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    us
    Jun 2012
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    i dont wanna sound like a worry wert but something about this sounds possibly illegal??, hopefully im wrong, and if i am good for you!! and i hope it keeps up for ya

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    us
    May 2013
    Southern New Jersey
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    Great idea for those long cold winter days!!!!!!!!!

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    ec
    May 2013
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    Great idea..........

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    us
    May 2013
    Hampstead, NH
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjon455 View Post
    i dont wanna sound like a worry wert but something about this sounds possibly illegal??, hopefully im wrong, and if i am good for you!! and i hope it keeps up for ya
    I would respect that if someone approached me. But i would think a sign posted on the vacuums would do a better job of keeping "CarWashers" at bay!
    "The only dumb question is the one you DON'T ask" -Drill Instructor Sgt. Curry, Ft. Dix, NJ 1980

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    us
    Oct 2009
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    I've never seen any that weren't locked.

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    us
    May 2011
    North Carolina
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    I like the way you think. But it totally creeps me out to think what all is in that bucket that you are sifting through.
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