Introduction: Take the Money and Run

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how to make ten bucks REAL easy.

Step 1: Find a Person

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This is real easy. find someone with 20dollars in cash.
(you will also need 20 dollars)

Step 2: Almost There...

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Have the person with 20 dollars place the 20 on a table.
You also, put the 20 on the table.

Step 3: You Almost Have Made 10 Dollars!

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Ok, so, next, you ask the person, "would you pay me 30 dollars for this 40 dollars on this table?" Of course he will say yes.

Step 4: Ow Its Done

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This is a bit hard to explain, but i will do my best.

So you each put 20 dollars on the table right?
so now there is 40 dollars on the table.
your victim, paid you 30 dollars for the forty on the table.
you only put in 20 so you made 10 bucks

(oh yeah, this wasnt my idea)


Lotsa Bad Luck (author)2012-08-06

It reminds me of the Abbott and Costello gag. "I need change. Do you have two twenties for a ten?"

logibear7 (author)2009-01-29

good idea but I don't think many people would fall for it

Saturn V (author)logibear72010-08-24

You have to think about it, which most people don't (Think, that is.)

Saturn V (author)2010-08-24

It dosn't need to be $20. It can be any ammount, and the ammount the other person gives you needs to be around 3/4 of the total ammount.

KaydenST (author)2010-05-16

 I tried to do it on my brother. He didn't have $20 cash. Only a $20 gift card, $7 in change, and a $10 bill...

KaydenST (author)2010-05-16

 i will have to try this on my friends!

dude111115 (author)2009-10-21

my monkeys dead grandmas but didnt even fall for it :(

pancho del rancho (author)2009-10-09

stupid foo were im from u jump them beat them leave then come back and finish them up

snowpenguin (author)2009-04-22

This is a complete copy of another Instructable that does the same thing in the same way! Find your own material!

dodo91 (author)2009-03-14

want to know how to identify if a bill is real? this is the simplest way, and you can do it anywhere without anything. What to do: hold it in the light. somthing should appear on the bill 5$ - 5s should appear 10$ - a face should appear in the white circle 20$ - a face should appear

SanjayMaru1994 (author)2008-09-29

But then you gave 20 to start, and ended up with 10.

dodo91 (author)SanjayMaru19942009-03-14

no, you ed up with 30. you put 20 to start with and got 30
your victim gives: 20 + 30=50
you give: 20 + 20 he gave = 40
you just pinched 10 dollars from his wallet.


no no no the other guy is paying you thirty for the forty on the table but you only put in twenty to the forty so he is giving you ten extra dollars

King Crab (author)2008-09-01

I'm confused. Wouldn't they be making 10 bucks too?

andrew13 (author)King Crab2008-09-02

nopewenty in. they give you thirty. figure it out.

King Crab (author)andrew132008-09-03

I know I make money out of it. I figured it out a while ago. You're useless. That didn't help at all. Thanks for trying, Dr. Fail.

andrew13 (author)King Crab2008-11-15

ur stupid

King Crab (author)andrew132008-11-27

And 'ur' = 'your' and it should be 'you're'


King Crab (author)andrew132008-11-17

I'm stupid? Look at your spelling. "ur" "nopewenty" Good game.

ac1D (author)King Crab2008-10-02

Your total money: 20$ Victiom total money: 50$ You put 20$ on the table. Your total money is now 0$ He put 20$ on the table. His total money is now 30$ The table total money is now 40$ You sell him the stack of 40$ for 30$. His total is 0$ when he hand you the 30$, then its 40$ when he take the 40$ stack. his total is now 40$. He buy it You now have 30$(you had 20$ at first, you made 10$) The table have now 0$ He now have40$ and you know have 30$ You made 10$, he lost 10$. Understand?

King Crab (author)ac1D2008-10-03

Yeah, I figured it out a while ago. But thanks, that explained it much easier than I figured it out.

ac1D (author)King Crab2008-10-03

Sorry, did not take a look at the post date.

King Crab (author)ac1D2008-10-08

Thought so. :D

dombeef (author)King Crab2008-09-29


andrew13 (author)2008-11-15

i just was looking on google at ramdom stuff and came across this

Bongmaster (author)2008-08-23

um no.. that wouldnt get by me :D

andrew13 (author)Bongmaster2008-08-28

what do ya mean?

Bongmaster (author)andrew132008-08-29

ie i wasnt fooled for a minit :D fun tho :)

Rock Soldier (author)Bongmaster2008-11-10

It's not convincing(to me) when you say"I wasn't fooled for a 'minit'"

Bongmaster (author)Rock Soldier2008-11-10

meh no way i can prove it ;) (and yea i just couldnt be bothered to type minute ;) i had just got up)

Rock Soldier (author)Bongmaster2008-11-12


vailo (author)2008-09-11

This is hilarious! I've gotta try this out!!

Plasmana (author)2008-09-01

LOL! I love it! This may work on smart people, but is should work on the dumb people!!!

GorillazMiko (author)2008-08-26

LOL! Awesome. Pure awesomeness. +5/5 stars.

andrew13 (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-28

thanks man!

arrow shot (author)2008-08-23

nice idea. i might actually tryt this but with lower amounts cause i dont have much money...well im looking for an awesome lego set , but that is all i have enough for

andrew13 (author)arrow shot2008-08-28

if you put in, say ten each make sure the amout you want him to buy the twenty(10plus10:20)is higher then the amout you put in.

andrew13 (author)2008-08-28

sorry, but i dont remember.

Weissensteinburg (author)2008-08-23

Ahh, it took me a minute, but I get it. They're giving you 30 dollars in order to keep what's already theirs, and your 20. That's clever.

took me a few also. probably my favorite way to make money!

collard41 (author)2008-08-23
oh, so you ask your friend to buy the money back.
itshurleytime (author)2008-08-23

Should relabel "Scam your friends for cash".

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