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Old 02-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
Diva1981
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Lost & Found question

Hi, I'm not sure where to post this exactly so I figured under tips & tricks would be the best?? If not, please direct me to the proper board..Thanks!

Anyhow, we're currently in WDW and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the "proper" thing to do next (if at all) because I'm being told so many different things.

My DD (7) found a VERY large sum of cash (compared to the usual few bucks, even the rare $20 spot! haha) in one of the parks a few days ago. Large enough that it pretty well could have (and did) ruin the average persons trip. I'm talking 4 digits. We did the right thing and put it into lost & found with all of our info.

Now, heres the thing. I'm having CM's tell us that if it isn't claimed by the last day of our trip that we should go claim it ourselves. One CM told us all it will do is sit on a shelf for years & years & years. Another told us all lost cash goes to random charities after so many months. Then, another CM chimed in on that same convo and said that it goes to no such thing that it just basically rots. Out of the 10+ CM's spoken to about this, all but 1 have told us to claim it ourselves on our last day.

Not that we feel entitled to this money, but I am VERY certain you all feel where I'm coming from with this. If we were to claim it, it is my daughters, and all but maybe $100 will go into her college fund. So it isn't even that I see it as me personally winning a pretty decent shopping spree or anything.

As of our last visit to this park (we've been here a week, have another week to go) this cash has not been claimed. All CM's spoken to have said, 99.99% of the time cash is never claimed and if it isn't claimed on the first day, the chance of being claimed is even lower.

I have mixed emotions on this...I lost my very expensive DSLR on one of our trips (worth less than the amount of this cash, but just to give you a general clue, my camera is worth $2400 with the lens I had on when I lost it!) and I got it back. Obviously I knew it was missing the same day. I'm sure this person KNOWS they lost this cash...but if they have not claimed it yet, will they ever?! Everyone keeps telling me that this person has probably just assumed the worst has happened and whoever found it did not turn it in. So.....what would YOU do??
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