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Poker Player Accidentally Sells Wife's $23,000 Wedding Ring For $10 At Garage Sale

Eric Cloutier Makes Huge Mistake Earlier This Month

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Poker player Eric Cloutier made headlines this week for accidentally selling his wife’s wedding ring — reportedly valued at $23,000 — for just $10 at a neighborhood garage sale.

Note: Cloutier deleted a Tweet that was originally embedded in this article. The Tweet referred to the lady who reportedly bought the ring as “shady.”

Cloutier’s wife, Racquel, was in the hospital at the time of the sale. She had taken off her ring and put it in a box prior to her hospital visit, but when she returned she discovered a problem.

“I go into my husband’s closet, can’t find the box, and then he tells me he sold it. I said, ‘You sold it? What do you mean you sold it?’ I immediately started crying,” Racquel Cloutier told ABC News. “I’m very, very, very upset. I’m trying to remain optimistic but I don’t know anymore. There’s a small chance whoever bought the box doesn’t know the ring is in there.”

Eric Cloutier is a former professional hockey player. He has more than $550,000 in career tournament earnings. He finished runner-up in a 2010 World Series of Poker event.

On Wednesday, less than two weeks after the incident, Cloutier said on Twitter that he is thinking about coming to the World Series of Poker, currently underway in Las Vegas.

 
 
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bparmalee
over 8 years ago

So the woman that bought it is shady how exactly? I actually feel bad for her. This will only force her to go to more garage sales in hopes of getting lucky again. That's a lot of early weekends.

 
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TheFly
over 8 years ago

That's the story I would tell also if I had to pawn my wifes ring while she was in the hospital because I was broke and desperate for cash. "Honest mistake honey, I swear".

 
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brum747
over 8 years ago

I don't know if the insurance company is going to cover the ring based on stupidity but he probably never sold it,he'll tell state farm that and try to collect 22k on a ring he paid 8k for.I bet it appraised for 22k and he still has it

 
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Barry2
over 8 years ago

He pawned it and this is the lame excuse he came up with, loser.

 
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WPS22
over 8 years ago

You are the most depressing bunch of people I've ever seen.

The lady is shady, she should have returned the ring, pretty clear cut.

The guy could easily have made an honest mistake. What does it say about you guys that the first thing that pops into your head is that this guy most be some lowlife degenerate bum? Projecting a little bit maybe?

 
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maxima191
over 8 years ago

What a LOSER He sold the ring and a person bought it legal transaction don't blame the buyer for your supidity replace your wife's ring ASAP.

 
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crsseyed
over 8 years ago

LOL/How many guys would hold a garage sale? Out of that amount, how many would hold a garage sale when their wife is in the hospital? It would obviously be a women's ring-not a guy's ring, how could he go thru his closet, find a women's ring and say "I don't need this anymore, I think I'll sell it at a garage sale". What a loser, I really feel sorry for his wife of course the ring meant a lot to her.

 
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maxima191
over 8 years ago

UPDATE:

http://www.today.com/news/woman-gets-back-23-000-ring-husband-accidentally-sold-5-6C10321767

The so called shady lady was a neighbor down the street who returned the ring to his wife.
This guy was a disrespcetful moron karma will catch up with him.

 
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maxima191
over 8 years ago

"“I knew the chances were small,” Cloutier said of getting her ring back. “But by the grace of God it ended up with the most honest people.”

And the incident may have formed a new friendship: Both families are going to attend church together this Sunday. "

What a Hypocrite.

 
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pokercrucible
over 8 years ago

Hmmmm . . . while this story is quite incredulous, I find it interesting that she didn't entrust her husband to the ring or at least let him know where she "hid" it.

I'm not sure of some folk's logic here . . . but then again, logic is lost on most internet trolls.

 
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