Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Are there any nickels left on the ground?

So is this an entrepreneurial opportunity...

...or are all of the nickels fake?

3 comments:

Dana said...

So if it only less than $200K in nickels, wouldn't it be cheaper to just leave them there to let people pick up rather than spending probably more than $200K to actually try to pick up a bunch of nickels? I'm not seeing the cost-benefit here. They should clear out the wreckage of course, but the nickels... yeah - maybe they should focus on other bigger issues. Like maybe gathering enough dimes and quarters for the loan to AIG.

Maybe just close of that section of the freeway for a couple of hours and let the schoolkids run around and play "let's get some nickels" game.

Justin M Ross said...

Dana, your comment was the best thing I've read this week.

Anonymous said...

From my understanding the transporter is responsible for the recouping the loss of the nickels; the Fed is not. The private transporter now owes the Fed $185k (in nickels I assume).

Concerning the actual clean-up, I have no idea who is responsible. I guess it is handled like any accident.