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Invisibleflowstone
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The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work
    #3693601 - 01/28/05 03:13 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

So I was at this friends house ' in tha hood'... We were passing around mad blunts getting blasted.. So these sketchy black dudes come in, and they say to me and my friend " Hey, come to the back room, we got something to show you"

So we go back there.. Turns out he was trying to sell us some coins.. He claimed he needed 'gas money' :lol:

Anyways, he had two golden coins, they looked gold, seemed heavy enough to be gold.. So he told us $5 a piece..

I figured fake gold or not, $5 was a worthy risk to take that this could possibly be gold..

Ok- so that was 5 months ago, I let it sit in a box for all that time... Today I took it to a pawn shop and turns out it was worth around $110... He gave me $90 for it.. I was so happy..

This is dirty money though- I dunno how that is gonna affect my karma.. Any thoughts? I never stole anything, just took an opportunity presented to me.

Shine on :gd_icon: :sun:


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693606 - 01/28/05 03:15 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm not sure I would make a post about that. That's just me though :shrug:.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: gdman]
    #3693610 - 01/28/05 03:16 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Why not? I am just sharing my experience.. Any comments welcome


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693616 - 01/28/05 03:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

hey man, get it. id look at it as good karma


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. [Re: flowstone]
    #3693624 - 01/28/05 03:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Edited by Yrtlzmo (02/07/13 08:44 AM)


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Invisibleflowstone
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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: joecrab]
    #3693627 - 01/28/05 03:21 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That is what I was wondering.. Was it good karma that I turned bad?

If I spend this money on myself will it kick me in the ass? Should I donate money to some charity? Arg- conscious sucks :smile:


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693634 - 01/28/05 03:23 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

well, I probably would have kept the coins, but i digress..

it's karma hittin you back for something. wallet you lost, that quarter ounce of bud that disappeared from your apartment. it's not like you killed some old lady for them and spent the money on a few 2 liters of mountain dew and pissed on her grave.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: Adden]
    #3693644 - 01/28/05 03:28 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I know- i hope that is it.. I really am a good person in that I send a lot of good karma out there....

And so many times I have been screwed over, maybe this is the univeral payback system?

I will find out sooner or later.. Just one week ago I asked for some money to come to me with good intentions- but is selling this good intentions? I dunno...


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693646 - 01/28/05 03:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

flowstone said:
Any thoughts?




yes. send it to me.
my karma can handle it.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: eric_the_red]
    #3693659 - 01/28/05 03:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How is that bad Karma....its not like the black dude said he just wacked some guy out for the coin. He was just trying to get some easy money. Stolen or not, Karma doesn not factor in if you bought the coin with good intentions


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693661 - 01/28/05 03:34 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

What leads you believe that karma exists?

What exactly is karma?

Are you religious?


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: spud]
    #3693710 - 01/28/05 03:49 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Bad karma? What for?
Did you stab the pawn shop owner on your way out or something?


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: Great Scott]
    #3693730 - 01/28/05 03:57 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Karma, shmarma...

You went in on a capitalist endeavour (would you have bought the coins if you thought they wouldn't have some kind of turn-around?) and you ended up making money. If you were afraid of "karma" in the first place, you wouldn't have bought the coin. Did you think it was from his personal coin collection?

You wanted to make money, and did. I don't see what the fuss is about.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3693756 - 01/28/05 04:06 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I really hope the guy did not whack anybody for these gold coins..

I also wished I asked how he got them( or rather, where he could have stolen them from)
Quote:

What exactly is karma?Are you religious?



No, karma has nothing to do with god or religion. karma is the sum output the world sends back to you in relation to what you put in.. Only you can change your karma- you are born without the weight of past lives karma


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693757 - 01/28/05 04:06 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

affect your karma?

shut up you stupid hippie and go buy some patchouli.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: afoaf]
    #3693761 - 01/28/05 04:08 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

2 entries found for patchouli.
patch?ou?li also patch?ou?ly ( P ) Pronunciation Key (p-chl, pch-l)
n. pl. patch?ou?lis, also patch?ou?lies
A small southeast Asian shrub (Pogostemon cablin) in the mint family, having leaves that yield a fragrant oil used in the manufacture of perfumes.
A perfume made from the oil of this plant.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693774 - 01/28/05 04:13 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Oh yeah? try and find "piffle"(what the Object is not the predicament)
Anyway Karma already got you.
You can bet He sold them for more than you got for them,hell by weight you probably got shafted never mind that they were probably collectable.
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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: Peterthinks]
    #3693791 - 01/28/05 04:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The pawn shop guy said it was part of a 5 coin set and each coin had 1/4 ounce of gold in it... he also said if I had all 5 coins the value would increase greatly... without the set it was just melt value gold..
It was not a US mint coin- it was some off mint collector gold bullion set... If it was a gold eagle or gold US dollar I would have kept it.


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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: spud]
    #3693797 - 01/28/05 04:19 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

spud said:
What leads you believe that karma exists?

What exactly is karma?

Are you religious?




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Re: The story of how I turned $5 into $90 with no work [Re: flowstone]
    #3693917 - 01/28/05 04:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you bought them fair and square the other guy would probebly kick himself he found out, so dont tell him :wink:


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