Texas A&M's victory cost a local furniture store over $1m in refunds

Friday August 29th, 2014

A furniture store in College Station, Texas owes over $1 million dollars in refunds after offering customers free furniture if the Aggies beat the South Carolina Gamecocks by more than 10 points.

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The local Ashley Furniture offered refunds on all furniture purchased from Aug. 16 to Aug. 27, an offer which over 600 people took up.

The Aggies went into the game as double digit underdogs but were able to shock the ninth ranked Gamecocks in a 52-28 rout, and earn many local fans free tables and couches.

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ESPN reports that the store owner, Mark Wilks, did have an insurance policy and will pay roughly 15% of the lost revenue to the insurer, and he is keeping a positive attitude about the whole affair.

Said Wilks: "We're going to have a big check-writing party at the store."

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