How Much Are You Worth To A Thief?

Are you a walking ATM? Do you ever think about how many valuables you carry on a daily basis, and how valuable you may be to a thief?

I’ve tried to carry a smaller bag to cut down on some of the junk that I carry on a daily basis, but it doesn’t seem to work, because I catch myself carrying things in my hand that cannot fit in my small purse. I mean seriously, what’s the point of me carrying a small purse. It really doesn’t make much sense at all. I might as well go back to carrying my larger purse.

In any case, it got me thinking about how valuable I might be to a thief. How many times have you put your purse in a grocery cart, and turned your back to pick up some fruits. Or have you ever gone to a restaurant and left your purse on the ground or on the back of your chair and went to the washroom?

Or what about leaving your purse in the empty seat in between you and the other person at a movie theatre?

I have done all of these many times, and thankfully no one has stolen my purse. A friend or a family member would always catch me leaving my purse somewhere, which is a part of the reason why I decided to get a smaller purse that I can strap around my body, versus just having it on my shoulder. I hate when my purse is on my shoulder because it always falls off.

Oh, and don’t get me started with the clutches. I can’t tell you how many times I have put those down and walked away. So I barely use them anymore.

Here are some common items that I carry in my purse on a daily basis that a thief could use, or sell:

Ipad 2 $799

Ipad case $30

Ipad charger $55

Headphones $35

Blackberry Curve $199

Cash $50

Total $1168

That’s a lot of merchandise that I would have to replace if my purse ever got stolen, not to mention how happy a thief would be. Now I am sure he wouldn’t get those prices for my items if he did steal them, but still, it shows how valuable I am to a thief. Even if I take 50% off of the total price because they are used, that’s still a nice chunk of change.

How much is in your purse? How valuable are you to a thief?

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