What’s the dollar to bottlecap conversion rate, you think?

Yesterday, Reddit user thefatch1cken shared pictures of a 11 pounds of bottlecaps:

The owner of these caps claims that they were collected over several years, and after Fallout 4 was announced, this person put them all in a box and shipped them to Bethesda with a letter:

If it’s not already obvious, I’m a pretty big fan of the series. Needless to say, I got pretty excited when I started seeing more and more about Fallout 4. I’ve also noticed you’re now accepting preorders. I only saw prices listed in pre-war dollars, and I wasn’t exactly sure what the exchange rate is these days, so I went ahead and sent everything I’ve been able to save since I played Fallout 3 for the first time. Using my bathroom scale and a number I found on Wikipedia, I’m thinking this is somewhere in the range of 2,240 caps. That ought to cover it, right?

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Here are the bottlecaps, ready to be shipped:

“You don’t want to know how much it cost to ship it to Maryland,” the owner wrote.

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No word yet on whether or not Bethesda actually accepted the offer, or even if the package has arrived yet. Here's hoping that the bottlecap hoarding wasn't for nothing, though!


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