Man Finds 26K in Safe Bought on eBay

    February 17, 2012

Canoga Park, California eBay seller James Labrecque always states in his auctions that “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET,” all-caps. Well, in one of his recent auctions, $26,000 was included in what the buyer got.

A Bartlett, TN eBay buyer was able to get the safe for $122.93, later finding all the cash inside after bringing it to a welder. For whatever reason, the buyer decided to mention this to Labrecque, who then asked for half of the money, according to WMC-TV News 5. The buyer reminded Labrecque of his policy of “no returns, and no money back.” Naturally, Labrecque went on to argue that $26K is life-changing money, and that “I mean, if I was in that situation and I found that kind of money and I bought it from someone, I’d say, ‘Here man, I found this money. I’ll give you half of it.'” Right.

Labrecque claims that after shaking the safe, he didn’t think anything was inside. “I feel like the stupidest idiot in the world,” Labreque told WMC-TV. “I told my friend, I won the stupidest idiot in the world award the other day, you know. I gave away a safe with $26,000 in it.”

Though, it’s not clear who is more stupid – the guy who would sell a safe without taking a look inside, or the guy who would blow $123 just to see what might be inside a locked safe, like some confused Leprechaun. “I made a mistake, you know, that’s what it boils down to. And it cost me dearly,” Labrecque told New 5.