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Business idea

2008-10-13 22:13:23.678923+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

So T-bills have gone negative, if only for a little while. It took me a moment to wrap my head around what that meant; basically that it was easier and cheaper to let the Federal Government keep the ticks that meant dollars than to get physical bills and store them.

Now comes news that safe sales are on the rise, and I've got an idea: Let's figure out how to train teenagers to use acetylene torches and set up a franchise operation to help people get their money out of their safes when they forget the combinations. Start out for, say, 10% of the value of what they get out of the safe. I think this'll be a booming market in 3-4 years.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-13 22:31:05.107619+00 by: meuon

It doesn't take a blowtorch. It takes a big sledgehammer... at least that's all it takes to pop those little small safes most people buy. You just have to shatter the concrete liner, then it's a beer can. Distort the shape They are -fire safes- not real safes.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-15 13:42:04.077187+00 by: JT [edit history]

Take a relatively cheap plasma cutter, cut a few chunks out of the side, then get a small rock hammer to chip the cement. It takes a few minutes and some equipment, but you can completely remove anything unharmed from fire safes and modern gun safes. The old safes that weigh roughly the same as a 1970 Lincoln Continental are the ones you're going to have to blow apart with C4 risking destruction of what's inside.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-15 18:26:52.801552+00 by: Dan Lyke

See, this is gonna be a great little business. Give 'em all little black and white striped uniforms, get a fleet of Minis or Beetles painted distinctively, franchise like crazy. I'm tellin' ya...