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My thread, What Would you do with the Equity?, got a little off topic when we started wondering what $70K looks like. I couldn't find the info easily, so I registered a domain and built a widget. Basically, I found a need and filled it (with $10 and 3 hours of HTML).
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***Disclaimer: The following is a link to the site I created. I'm not trying to make money off anyone here.***

See www.CashDimensions.com:smx1:


Anyone have any strategies to monetize this baby?

(FYI, $70,000 weighs 1.5lbs in hundreds or 154lbs in ones!)
 

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very cool!
 

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Not sure where you're getting your data from, but I think you're off by a good bit...

While I don't have $70,000 on me right now, I do have $20K in $100 bills. I'm guessing the 3" stack isn't off by too much (assuming they're crisp bills), but I'd guess it's closer to 5-6" (especially for used bills).

And the 30 pounds seems way off. The $20K weighs maybe a pound or two, so I can't imagine $70K weighing more than 5 pounds or so...

Maybe I'm just not good with estimating weight... :)
 
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Not sure where you're getting your data from, but I think you're off by a good bit
My data is from Google, so I'm SURE it's off. Please submit suggestions for better sources of data.

The assumptions are:
  • Perfectly crisp bills with no air-space between them.
  • Bill dimensions of 6.14x2.61x0.0043"
  • Bill weight of 0.035oz.
Correct me, please. Then help me make money with it!:smxB:
 
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Ok, you made me go to my bedroom and open my safe just to see... just kidding.

Take a wad of cash and weigh it on a decent scale. Go to the bank and get yourself $100 in one dollar bills. Then weigh it and measure its stacked dimensions.

BTW, I stumbled your site. Maybe others will vote for it and you'll get the Stumbled traffic.
 

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Hmm . . . having held $40,000 (in hundred dollar notes) in my hand, I know it wasn't anywhere close to 17.5 pounds.

Probably more like a pound? Hard to remember.

But really, I never thought to quantify it, so I don't want to pass on bad information.

Here's the internet info I found (sheesh, who knows if it's correct!):

Q: What is the length of the dollar bill and how much does currency weigh?
A: Length = 6 1/8 inches (all denominations are the same)
Strap = 100 notes = 3.48 ounces
Bundle = 1,000 notes = 2.19 pounds
Brick = 4,000 notes = 8.75 pounds
Cash Pak = 16,000 notes = 35 pounds
Based on 1996 Series
Using the above numbers:

$40,000 ÷ 100 = 400 notes

Strap = 100 notes = 3.48 ounces

400 notes = (3.48 x 4) = 13.92 ounces

Hey, pretty close to a pound!

Again, I can't vouch for the accuracy of the above info. But it does correlate a bit better w/my (admittedly limited) real life experience.

Fun idea for a website, BTW. :smx7:

-Russ H.
 

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Yeah I had in my hands $100k USD (not mine sadly) and weighted around 4 pounds.

Cool idea nonetheless!
 
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I stumbled your site.
THANKS!!!

having held $40,000 (in hundred dollar notes) in my hand, I know it wasn't anywhere close to 17.5 pounds...Probably more like a pound?
Yeah I had in my hands $100k USD (not mine sadly) and weighted around 4 pounds.
Maybe my algebra sucks and I need to slide that decimal point over one notch. We'll do that for now... Awaiting more had data from anyone who wants to weigh a dollar for me.

So Russ' 40K weighed 0.88lbs and Jorge's 100 weighed 2.2 (?)
 

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I don't know if 4 pounds is correct. I use the metric system. It was around 1.5kg if my memory works ok lol
 

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A million dollars in $100's only weighs 22 pounds. Each bill only weighs about 1 gram. Your math is wrong. :)
 

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Okay, I just got done playing cards with some friends, and I was actually able to get almost $60K in $100 bills together...

According to the candy scale that my friend had in his kitchen, the $58K weighed just over 2 pounds total...

Since they were bundled and banded, it's probably a little bit less (if we would have removed the paper bands)...
 

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JScott, I for one am really gonna miss you at the Beer & Pancakes GT.

Hoping you have a great time wherever you are. :)

-Russ H.
 

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JScott, I for one am really gonna miss you at the Beer & Pancakes GT.

Hoping you have a great time wherever you are. :)

-Russ H.
Unfortunately, nowhere fun...I'll be up in Seattle for work through next Saturday...

I was down in Phoenix a couple months ago and had a chance to have dinner with SteveO, and was really looking forward to getting to meet the rest of the group...

On the bright side, I have a feeling I'll be up in Napa sometime in the next couple months, so hopefully I'll have a chance to stop by and introduce myself!
 

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That would be cool.

I'm gonna be out of town a bit, so some advance warning would be great.

I'll PM you w/my email addy.

-Russ H.
 
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While I'm waiting for answers to that question, does anyone know how to write the code to make my little calculator round to the nearest 10th?
 
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You're asking me to disseminate the Trade Secrets of CashDimensions.com!?

Ha ha. Sure, I'll show you in PM.
 

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I just wanted to thank JScott for his help with the scripting for CashDimensions!
 
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Tell me what you think I could do with them? I contacted them to see if they are interested in using my widget, but the site (which seems old) has no current contact info. Ideas?
 
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Okay. Thanks for the tip. In the meantime: thanks for the traffic.
 

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sick, at the US mint there is $1 Million in one dollar bills, its really cool. Its no as big as you would this it to be
 

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