James Labrecque is kicking himself after selling a safe containing $26,000 on eBay for just $123. Labrecque, of course, didn’t know the contents of the safe and just wanted to get rid of an old piece of junk.
Labrecque wrote on the eBay listing:
“What you see is what you get, no returns, and no money back.”
WMCTV reports that Labrecque, who has been an eBay seller for more than 15-years, didn’t have the combination to the safe and didn’t believe there was anything of value inside.
“I made a mistake, you know, that’s what it boils down to… And it cost me dearly. I thought it was empty… I shook it and I didn’t feel anything inside of it, so I figured, well, maybe it’s just a locked safe, you know. So I put it on eBay.”
The buyer paid $122.93 for the “mystery box.” When he received the locked safe he brought it to a welder who had it cut open. Inside, he found $26,000.
“I feel like the stupidest idiot in the world… I gave away a safe with $26,000 in it.”
Do you think Labrecue is the “stupidest idiot” in the world? Or is he just unlucky? I mean, what are the chances that a huge pile of cash was left in an old safe? Is the eBay buyer an idiot for gambling $123 on a mystery box?