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QuakeCon guy accidentally sells $50,000 Shelby GT500 for $200

Some folks don’t have the stomach for outright gambling – after all, it’s a win big/lose big kind of deal, and those losses can be tough. One attendee at this year's QuakeCon gaming festival in Dallas couldn’t take the heat, so he thought he’d get out of the kitchen with a little profit on the side. He sold his raffle ticket for a $48,645 Shelby GT500 for just $200. It seemed like a safe exchange – the ticket only had a 1% chance of winning. However, as fate would have it, just moments later, the very same ticket was drawn and the guy to whom he’d sold his ticket won a gorgeous new car. How’s that for losing big?


Above: Even after taxes, $200 seems like a fair price.

Fortunately for us, the shame was recorded for all to see. WARNING! NOT SAFE FOR WORK (a little)!

Quakecon 2010: Attendee Blunder of the Year from Daniel Harris on Vimeo.

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26 comments

  • Spybreak8 - August 26, 2010 5:07 a.m.

    "He PWNED himself." hahaha indeed
  • shadowkilleri - August 25, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    i was there!! funniest thing ive ever seen. still have my quickdraw ticket ticket for the cars. thats the ticket for a chance to win one of the tickets the guy sold.
  • Fiirestorm21 - August 24, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    Man, poor guy :(
  • KFid - August 24, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    I love it. At least the guy seemed alright about it.
  • Cyberninja - August 24, 2010 7:55 p.m.

    i almost feel bad for the guy it was like it was rigged. i also love how its under the game rage.
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  • DVTC - August 24, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    owww,, that's gotta hurt!! sux for him
  • Crabhand - August 24, 2010 12:53 p.m.

    Well that is a damn shame. Somewhat humorous on the outside looking in, though.
  • FunkSoulBrother - August 24, 2010 12:25 p.m.

    Somebody's gettin fired...
  • 8bitBaby - August 24, 2010 7:21 a.m.

    lawl
  • Blash - August 24, 2010 6:33 a.m.

    Ugh, wow. Tough luck buddy. But at least he was a good sport about it haha
  • batmanboy11 - August 24, 2010 4:39 a.m.

    That guy must want to die right now...
  • ShaneCedt - August 24, 2010 3:58 a.m.

    I keep seeing these damn Jordan shoes ads on gamesradar and ign.com
  • Memph - August 24, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    publicity stunt. the guy would have cried.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - August 24, 2010 3:25 a.m.

    He PWNED himself.
  • phoenix_wings - August 24, 2010 3:08 a.m.

    Fail of the Century right there...
  • gamingfreak - August 24, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    That guy has extremely bad luck lol. I would've been so pissed if that happened to me.
  • kaizer123 - August 24, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    HOLY SHIITE! That guy looked like a fool, he mustve been pissed off and embarrassed goin up there. Lol a Mustang GT.
  • bmrskate - August 24, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    This is an absolute tragedy lol. 1% might be a slim chance, but it's still a chance. Hell, I'd put my name in if I could get a GT500 out of the deal....
  • ericeraqus - August 24, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    well at least the guy who sold the car for 200 seemed like he was in a good mood

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