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Poll: Would you or wouldn't you???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DXP55, 10 Apr 2017.


Would you or wouldn't you??? (keep the gold, because this thread title is garbage)

Poll closed 24 Apr 2017.
  1. Yes - Finders keepers

  2. No - Losers weepers

  3. Ban!

  1. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

  2. Tek81


    Joined: 1 Jul 2015

    Posts: 2,730

    Location: UK

    I'd have kept it. Melted it down into golf ball sized spheres and sold them over a period of time.
  3. jsmoke


    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 10,831

    I would have checked the rules to see if I got any of it back if nobody could lay claims to it. I may have just kept it and left it lying around for years, at least you would know you had it for backup, but if I kept it I doubt I would ever try and sell it, too risky, would get caught out eventually.
  4. httk


    Joined: 18 Apr 2011

    Posts: 576

    I'd like to think I would've kept it, but I probably wouldn't have done because I'm a coward, I'd have just turned it in.
  5. Glanza


    Joined: 13 Mar 2007

    Posts: 11,053

    Location: South Yorkshire

  6. Diddums


    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 21,116

    Location: London

    Of course I'd have kept it.

    Finders keepers, na na na na naaaaaaaa.
  7. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,327

    Nothing I could do with 2mil in gold, no-one I know who'd buy it and it'd probably get taken off me and traced if I took it to any proper dealers anyway.

    But like the guy in the article, I'd be all Arnie about it - "My own ******* TANK!!! Watch me CRUSH things!!!" :D
  8. aardvark


    Joined: 2 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,143

    Location: leeds

    he won't get it back, the kuwaiti government will claim it back - maybe they will give him a reward.

    honestly, i would be very tempted to just keep it, although it being bars it makes it more difficult to sell.
    If was coins i would have kept it and feigned ignorance if caught - it would be easy to sell in small lots over decades.
  9. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,649

    Location: Co Durham

    Anyway there is a very good chance he will get the gold back legally if its legal owners can't be traced.
  10. MooMoo444


    Joined: 4 Jul 2008

    Posts: 25,790

    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    I'd have maybe lied and said I found two bars. So you look the hero, while also keeping a nice little present back :D
  11. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,649

    Location: Co Durham

    I suspect he's not short of a bob or two if he owns 150 restored military vehicles anyway looking at how much hey cost. He's probably got millions tied up in his collection.
  12. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,316

    Get a smelter and melt them down into smaller chunks?
  13. spoffle


    Joined: 4 Jul 2012

    Posts: 16,909

    I'd have kept it and figured out a way to break them down to sell.
  14. G-MAN2004


    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,297

    What an absolute idiot.
  15. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,649

    Location: Co Durham

    Anyway he's clearly lying and there was more than 5 gold bars. He says that the fuel tank was "stuffed" full of gold bars and I would imagine those tanks have very large fuel tanks so I doubt 5 gold bars would count as been "stuffed full"

    Suspect he;s kept at least 5 for himself.
  16. CircleFaust


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,452

    keep it, he'll get no thanks for handing it in
  17. sasdor


    Joined: 15 Feb 2017

    Posts: 4

    Location: U.K

    They will get handed by to Kuwait's national bank or something & they give him 10-20% donated to charity of his choice or similar nonsense.
  18. adolf hamster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,168

    true dat, although i love how he's just happy he got his tank, although i'm sure £2m would buy him a couple more :D
  19. Andy90

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Feb 2008

    Posts: 2,207

    Aren't Bullion bars marked with a serial number to authenticate them?
  20. Joshct

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Mar 2012

    Posts: 1,087

    Location: Hove

    2 million would change my life, but legally what would be the ramifications of keeping it and being caught?

    How would you even go about attempting to sell that without it being suspicious.