NH - Game investigated after man loses life savings at carnival Tubs of Fun ball-toss

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Man loses life savings on carnival game (yahoo.com)
    more, with a video, at the link above
     
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  3. Sporky

    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    All carnival games are probably rigged but who in their right mind would spend $2,600 on it! I personally don't think he would ever win a lawsuit if he filed one.
     
  4. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    He will if he can prove they were cheating.
     
  5. EGirl

    EGirl #RockportStrong

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    A fool and his money.......
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Fools and their money are soon parted.

    I'm sorry but I think if that's how he chose to use his life savings the carnival probably does better things with that money.

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  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Probably too late for me to file suit on that carny "claw" game where the mechanical arm reels out and one drops the "claw" on a small object of interest - viz., a gleaming silver wrist watch worth probably two dollars (BIG MONEY IN 1966!) - but never can quite grasp said small object, even after repeated machinations and cursing.

    I did win a stuffed giraffe once, albeit sans dreadlocks, shooting hoops on a crooked rim. Perhaps I looked especially litigious and they just gave me the thing to send me on my way.
     
  8. Savemoredogs

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    That just made me laugh :)
     
  9. keeponsearching

    keeponsearching The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood it

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    As much as this guy is quite the fool. I find it horrible that they can get away with rigging games. That's why we do not play any games at fairs. The balls you pay for cost more the the prizes hanging above. If they really wanted to be fair, have a age limit and fix the games. I don't know anyone in their right mine that would go home and get more money to try and win your money back :/ Guy almost looks like a guy I saw in Market Basket today, he was blowing smoke about it being Tuesday, I felt bad for his wife for what ever he was fuming about.
     
  10. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Exactly. I rather just buy the Xbox than try to win it. If you buy it, you are guaranteed to get save that there is some problems with shipping if you order it.
     
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    SpriteGal New Member

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    The quote all he got was a "Banana with dreadlocks" had me rolling.
     
  12. SwampMama

    SwampMama Insomniac Extraordinaire

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    To me, he kinda lost all credibility when the news showed him toting this HUGE stuffed banana with dreadlocks all over town. Dude, drop the Rastafarian banana, although I do admit it is an eyecatching sidekick.
     
  13. TrackerSam

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    I'm sure that was it.
     
  14. Angelonline

    Angelonline Registered User

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    Apparently not all the balls popped out, otherwise how did he win the banana?
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Comedy website offering to replace life savings of father who spent everything on a 'rigged' carnival game and only won a giant dread-locked banana

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nival-game-won-giant-dread-locked-banana.html


    'For every Facebook 'Like' this post gets, we'll put 10 cents toward the cost of Henry's stuffed banana, and if we get to 26,000 Likes, we'll offer to buy Henry's banana for $2,600. If this post gets over 30,000 Likes, we'll offer to buy Henry's banana AND pay for the Xbox Kinect that he was originally trying to win,' the site wrote to Facebook."
     
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    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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