Some lamentable sucker in California sold a locked safe on eBay for $123 with a warning of "WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS." The "nothing less" bit came back to bite him in the accumulation of wealth when the buyer cracked open the safe and found $26,000.

The seller called himself the "stupidest idiot" (agreed), but didn't have the combination to the safe, and just wanted to flip a piece of junk on eBay for a few easy bucks. Tough to fault that, really. In fact, you might go as far as to say that the jackass paying $123 just to crack open some random safe is the actual idiot here. Is that really a good investment 99.999999 percent of the time?


The American Dream at its best: rewarding poor decision making with capricious good fortune. [WMCTV via Fark]

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