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Library Books Returned 50 Years Late

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    I wonder if the check covered the costs of 50 years worth of overdue notices?

     
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    Finally, now I can go to Phoenix to check out those books :laugh:
     
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    That fine money would be overpaid if that town was like mine. I got my first library card when our first grade class went to our public library on a field trip. The fine for overdue then was 2 cents per day. So I figure if checked out a book the first day of 1966 (that approx. date) the fine today would be $314.06. 7 more years would just add $51.14.Of course, by the time I was in high school the late fine was 5 cents a day, and, last I knew about, it was 50 cents a day! But those books were borrowed under the term of 50 years ago.
     
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    Does that include interest?
     
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    They never said interest would be applied. Regardless, I don't think the rates of all goods and services have gone up 25 fold in the last 43 years. If so, a loaf of bread would be $8.25.
     
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