Man loses life savings on carnival game

Man loses life savings on carnival game

There are 34 comments on the WMMX-FM Dayton story from Apr 30, 2013, titled Man loses life savings on carnival game. In it, WMMX-FM Dayton reports that:

A New Hampshire man who thought he had a decent ball toss says he lost his life savings - or about $2,600 - playing a carnival game he claims was rigged.

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Since: Feb 12

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#22 May 1, 2013
$2,600 will only carry someone a few months. How can that be his LIFE savings.

Why would he have his life savings with him at a carnival?

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“Denny Crain”

Since: Jan 11

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#23 May 1, 2013
Marshall Law wrote:
A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.
One of my favorite saying. I was raised around the carnival when I was little. I knew how everything was gimmicked. My dad ran a shooting gallery and made lots of money betting with soldiers. There is a lot of difference shooting a rifle at a 200 yard target and standing up shooting at a moving target. In the old days the carnival was one big con game. The police were paid off when the show came to town

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#24 May 1, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>One of my favorite saying. I was raised around the carnival when I was little. I knew how everything was gimmicked. My dad ran a shooting gallery and made lots of money betting with soldiers. There is a lot of difference shooting a rifle at a 200 yard target and standing up shooting at a moving target. In the old days the carnival was one big con game. The police were paid off when the show came to town
I love to hear stories like this...
very interesting...
:)

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#25 May 1, 2013
Lost more than the cost of just buying the x-box he was trying to win, THEN went home to get his 'life savings'(0 yo and $2300.00 was life savings?) then when back and played 'til THAT was gone too? I guess Carny folk call us "marks" for a reason.

“Think for yourself.”

Since: Apr 13

Cody, Wyoming

#27 May 1, 2013
Holy shit. Bet the carnies were stoked! Lol
Old Fart

Cambridge, WI

#28 May 1, 2013
$2600.00 trying to win a $300.00 X-box...Guess this guys parents didn't have any kids with brains..

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#29 May 1, 2013
or an x-box

“Better Dead than red!”

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#30 May 1, 2013
Suckers are a plenty..

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#31 May 2, 2013
How much did those tattoos cost? I think he lost that game too. Also, the manboobs and wifebeater shirt are a good look for him.
Marley Money

Huntington, NY

#32 May 2, 2013
OMG $2600!!!!!

That would take me 5 years to save!!!!

How could he??!!!!!

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#36 May 2, 2013
Okay girls, get out of the way... this genius is mine!(Wow what a genius financial future this guy has)
pedro

United States

#37 May 2, 2013
you can't fix stupid.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#39 May 2, 2013
FIDO...DADDY...is sharing YOUR doghouse..for an EXTENDED Length of time!!!!!!

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#40 May 2, 2013
Jenji wrote:
Okay girls, get out of the way... this genius is mine!(Wow what a genius financial future this guy has)
lol, thanks!! a laugh was needed tonight!

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