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(02-09-2020, 12:01 AM)Blind Horus Wrote: Bibles are worth flipping through just to see what the former owner had left in them. Most people do put personal items in their bibles and sad to say when they die the children do sometimes donate them to thrift stores.

All books are worth flipping through. My wife has an eBay store for which, several years ago, we were buying books to resell. We had gotten to know a consignment auctioneer who would often be overstocked on books that hadn't sold at auction and the consignee didn't want back. We would buy them for $1.00 a beer flat (the cardboard tray four six packs are shipped in). One trip to Butler, Missouri where he was located, we bought so many books that the back of my van (the seats had been removed) was so full that the C&SH said I'd better not stop suddenly or we would be crushed by the books shifting forward.

One evening I came home from work and she handed me a book that we had bought. She said, take a look at this. I glanced at the title. It was some 1950s psychobabble about how to be a great salesman, or something like that. I started to hand it back  She said, no, flip through it.

I did. I found $1252.00. There were twelve hundred dollar bills, one fifty, and a two dollar bill. Obviously, grandma didn't trust the bank, and the family couldn't be bothered to check her books. The auctioneer no longer had any idea who had consigned the book. Once the consignee indicated they didn't want the books back, they just went on his general book table, until he was so overstocked he'd call us.

We gave him some of the money, but he said he didn't deserve it because he hadn't checked either and we had bought it fair and square.
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Was this bad? - by poeticcatholic - 02-08-2020, 10:11 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by jack89 - 02-08-2020, 10:45 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 12:01 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by jovan66102 - 02-09-2020, 01:22 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 02:52 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by jovan66102 - 02-09-2020, 03:00 AM
RE: Was this bad? - by Credidi Propter - 02-09-2020, 01:25 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Florus - 02-09-2020, 01:50 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by Blind Horus - 02-09-2020, 04:02 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by poeticcatholic - 02-09-2020, 10:19 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by MagisterMusicae - 02-09-2020, 10:04 PM
RE: Was this bad? - by jack89 - 02-10-2020, 09:37 AM
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