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$200k isn't that much, even in today's dollars. And he could have spent it just evading people for a year, living on the run. Not worth it, it seems.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

$200k isn't that much, even in today's dollars. And he could have spent it just evading people for a year, living on the run. Not worth it, it seems.

I did not do the math myself but the article stated that $215,000 stolen in 1969 is @ $1.6 million in today's dollars. 

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12 minutes ago, StuM said:

I did not do the math myself but the article stated that $215,000 stolen in 1969 is @ $1.6 million in today's dollars. 

I know because I read it. 😄 So the rest of what I said… holds. He probably spent it in a year of being on the run. That's probably expensive.

1969?endYear=2021&amount=215000&noads=1&

$215,000 in 1969 is now equivalent to $1,583,256.38 in 2021.

 

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

$200k isn't that much, even in today's dollars. And he could have spent it just evading people for a year, living on the run. Not worth it, it seems.

And he had to cut ties with his friends and family, assume a new identity, etc. He managed to live a full life despite it all, but I wouldn’t do that for $1.6mil even without having to evade the authorities.

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11 minutes ago, billchao said:

And he had to cut ties with his friends and family, assume a new identity, etc. He managed to live a full life despite it all, but I wouldn’t do that for $1.6mil even without having to evade the authorities.

Yeah. I may do it for $20M if I'm guaranteed I wouldn't get caught, ever, and nobody else would either, and that's my take-home total. I'd probably give half to my wife/daughter.

Is effectively "dying" to your wife/kid worth $10M? The only other "family" I've got is my mom, really.

Maybe.

We've been married for awhile, and I could watch them from afar. And, well, technically if I'm guaranteed I'm never caught… what's to stop me from taking them with me to Paris or another country somewhere? 😉

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9 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah. I may do it for $20M if I'm guaranteed I wouldn't get caught, ever, and nobody else would either, and that's my take-home total. I'd probably give half to my wife/daughter.

Is effectively "dying" to your wife/kid worth $10M? The only other "family" I've got is my mom, really.

Maybe.

We've been married for awhile, and I could watch them from afar. And, well, technically if I'm guaranteed I'm never caught… what's to stop me from taking them with me to Paris or another country somewhere? 😉

You really think you could keep a low profile, even in a different country?   :bugout: 

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6 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

You really think you could keep a low profile, even in a different country?   :bugout: 

I keep a low profile in this country already. Why couldn't I do it somewhere else?

Plus, again, I've got a guarantee of never getting caught. 🙂

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Would I leave my wife and kids for $1.6M...  I dunno...  that's a lot of money.... but I'd probably pay it. 😉😆

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