What's the best thing you've found?

SirGorilla

Active Member
Be it a mobile phone, a gold ring, or whatever. What's the best thing you've found?

Back in 2004, when I was in year nine, I was on my way home from school and decided that instead of taking my normal route home through the dreaded 'Mud Hills', I'd take the slightly longer journey through some residential streets. I just had the urge to go this way. About five minutes away from home, I was walking down this one road when, wedged against the curb, I saw a bundle of plastic bags about half the size of a brick. It didn't look right, so, me being me, I picked it up and discovered that I'd just stumbled upon over two-hundred unprinted travel cards. At the time, I thought I'd acquired something illegal, so I hid them away in my little safe and didn't tell anybody about them for weeks :laugh:. Eventually, my sister bought me a date stamper, which I'd take to school with me, printing travel cards and selling them for between £3 - £10 each. Got rid of them all within a month. Result :thumbsup:.

I'd love to hear any similar stories :D!

'Jesus' and 'love' are barred answers ;).
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Last Saturday I found a fiverlying on the floor in Sainsburys.
What made it the best is that I decided to put it in the poppy collection box - it wasn't mine and there was no-one near (I already had a poppy).
 

qwerty321

Distinguished Member
Found a fiver earlier this year in a WH Smith at Heathrow, handed that in at the till.

Then a few months ago I was walking into the local mall and found a fiver on some stairs. Paid for my lunch. :)
 

weetsie

Well-known Member
i found a gold ring with white stones all the way around it, i have no idea what they are, glass, crystal, diamonds?

its currently at the bottom of my goldfish tank :D
 

Vitalija

Well-known Member
I once found a pound note in the street. Believe me, it was exciting. It was 1973 and I was twelve!:thumbsup:
 

ganga

Active Member
A £1 coin sadly:D
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
10 ton of aluminium which at the time was just under £800 a ton. :thumbsup:
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
When I was 17 my friends father, who owned a scrap yard, got a contract to clear out one of the huge sheds at Harland and Wolff shipyard. The shed was used in the building of the Titantic, but had become a dumping ground that hadn't been cleared out for over 40 yrs.
He volunteered his son to do take it on as it would last most of the summer holidays. I was roped in to help.

The shed was completely full of all sorts of rubbish about 15 feet high and wall to wall. The agreement his father made with us was we would get £150/week and get to keep anything we found. We were filling 5 skips and containers a day for about 3 weeks of rubbish going to landfill and then we hit gold, or aluminium in this case. There were thin sheets with foam stuck to one side (that we meticulously stripped off) stacked up about 5ft high. At the time I'd no idea, but my friend knew what it was. His father bought it off us at £760/ton, and by the time we had cleared the shed we had found just short of £10k of scrap. I took £4k, and my friend got the rest.

I moved to England and bought a car with my share.
 
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Deleted member 174041

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When I was 17 my friends father, who owned a scrap yard, got a contract to clear out one of the huge sheds at Harland and Wolff shipyard. The shed was used in the building of the Titantic, but had become a dumping ground that hadn't been cleared out for over 40 yrs.
He volunteered his son to do take it on as it would last most of the summer holidays. I was roped in to help.

The shed was completely full of all sorts of rubbish about 15 feet high and wall to wall. The agreement his father made with us was we would get £150/week and get to keep anything we found. We were filling 5 skips and containers a day for about 3 weeks of rubbish going to landfill and then we hit gold, or aluminium in this case. There were thin sheets with foam stuck to one side (that we meticulously stripped off) stacked up about 5ft high. At the time I'd no idea, but my friend knew what it was. His father bought it off us at £760/ton, and by the time we had cleared the shed we had found just short of £10k of scrap. I took £4k, and my friend got the rest.

I moved to England and bought a car with my share.

Shouldnt have admitted to that perk of a job there Dony, the plumbers will be watching :D
 

CraigofScotland

Distinguished Member
Found a stowaway on the ship.

I promptly radio'd the Chinese police and they came with machine guns and dogs.

Was cool as hell.
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
An iPod Nano or a pair of Oakley E Wires. The former became the default car iPod, the latter traded to a then workmate in exchange for some engineering work he did on my Sky box.
 

Ivor the Engine

Active Member
I found a couple of kittens when I was a small lad of about 8. One was quite sickly but my mother brought it back to life with some milk in a pipette and a warm blanket. :thumbsup:
 

Deadringers

Distinguished Member
When I was 17 my friends father, who owned a scrap yard, got a contract to clear out one of the huge sheds at Harland and Wolff shipyard. The shed was used in the building of the Titantic, but had become a dumping ground that hadn't been cleared out for over 40 yrs.
He volunteered his son to do take it on as it would last most of the summer holidays. I was roped in to help.

The shed was completely full of all sorts of rubbish about 15 feet high and wall to wall. The agreement his father made with us was we would get £150/week and get to keep anything we found. We were filling 5 skips and containers a day for about 3 weeks of rubbish going to landfill and then we hit gold, or aluminium in this case. There were thin sheets with foam stuck to one side (that we meticulously stripped off) stacked up about 5ft high. At the time I'd no idea, but my friend knew what it was. His father bought it off us at £760/ton, and by the time we had cleared the shed we had found just short of £10k of scrap. I took £4k, and my friend got the rest.

I moved to England and bought a car with my share.

ha nice story mate :)

makes you feel good when you read of people's good luck!
 

campy mccamper

Well-known Member
I was walking home from school one day when a beaten up transit van drove past and chucked a black bag full of porn mags out of the window . I sold the ones that were stuck together at school and kept the good ones to read the articles.
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
Before the days of the internet when i was a wee lad at school, Porn mags were of the highest currency.
I remember forgoing a week's lunch to buy one at a hideously over inflated price by a kid at school who had managed to get some.
 

zircon3035

Active Member
Found a big box containing 49 brand new differential SCSI cards in a skip, along with a couple of brand new laptop docking stations. Apparently they had been dumped by a company that had got fed up with them using space in their stores. Sold the lot on eBay.

As mentioned in another thread, found an iPhone 3GS and returned it to the owner. Great feeling!
 

qwerty321

Distinguished Member
Shouldnt have admitted to that perk of a job there Dony, the plumbers will be watching :D

They dont need any scrap metal when they are earning £75 an hour! :D
 

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