Submitted by PsyphonD 730d ago | news

Man loses life savings trying to win Xbox 360 Kinect at carnival

A 30-year-old man named Henry Gribbohm managed to lose his life savings, $2,600, by trying to win an Xbox 360 Kinect on a carnival game called Tubs of Fun. (Culture, Kinect)

Snookies12  +   730d ago



xHeavYx  +   730d ago
30 years old and only has $2,600 of lifetime savings? Not surprised he lost it all
RmanX1000  +   730d ago
More like... Tubs of Dumb!!!
Don't kill me.
bullymangLer  +   730d ago
or so he thinks .. .
Arai  +   730d ago
Microsoft's grip on the UK is so strong people burn their life savings to get Kinect :P
Snookies12  +   730d ago
Lol! You'd think he would have stopped once he'd exceed the cost of just going to the store and buying one... :\
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Hellsvacancy  +   730d ago
You mean the US, us brits are dumb but not that dumb
hiredhelp  +   730d ago
Im a Brit and my freinds who in turn own eaither PS3 or PC Gamer.
Please don't assume we all love MS cos simply not the case never will be the case.
mcstorm  +   730d ago
Whats this got to do with the UK? If anything the UK is more mixed than any other country on our technology.

The only thing the UK is mad on is Football and as for some reason people in the UK cant see any other sport even though there are better ones to support in this country.
itani  +   730d ago
You do realise this wasn't in the UK.....
The Meerkat  +   730d ago
It is obviously not the UK, the sun is shining.

Oh and we don't use dollars
Arai  +   730d ago
Yeah my bad, I wasn't fully awake when I wrote that.
Plus UK sales was stuck in my mind after reading it.


Nevertheless I still can't stop laughing how this went down.

./facepalm would indeed be in place lol
Themba76  +   730d ago
I thought the brits more of
ps3 land and the U.S is xbox land
MasterCornholio  +   730d ago
Silly casual.


Motorola RAZR i
Aceman18  +   730d ago
only a retard would do something this stupid for a camera SMDH.
sherimae2413  +   730d ago
"for once in my life i happened to become that sucker" lol ^_^

yet another article that made my day, this one is for the afternoon
i wonder whats for tonight, lol ^_^
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Starbucks_Fan  +   730d ago
I read the title wrong <_<
animegamingnerd  +   730d ago
with $2,600 you can buy like 5 360's with that money
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nick309  +   730d ago
Or a great gaming rig xD
Indo  +   730d ago
Thats not much of a life savings. Oh and he's a dumb ass.
MikeyDucati1  +   730d ago
LOL @ him filing a report with the PD and thinking of filing a lawsuit. Hey man, the pieces of your face you're trying to collect can't be found that way
Skate-AK  +   730d ago
The sad thing is by 30 years of age he only had $2,600 in life savings.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   730d ago
My faith is humanity is withering.
gamer42  +   730d ago
I read this as "man loses life trying to win xbox 360 kinect at carnival"
now I'm slightly disappointed...
megaworm25  +   730d ago
i don't understand why he is upset.

He won a big Banana with dreadlocks AWESOME!!
vikingland1  +   730d ago
He must make minimum wage if that's his life savings. Which is actually a lot of money after paying bills and buying food and other essentials. But still that's just dumb of him. He probably has some form of OCD or something.
a_adji  +   730d ago
Surely he would have been better of going on eBay or cex. You can't put a price on stupidity. Kinney is old and not great anyway. Stupid
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Jek_Porkins  +   730d ago
I would have sold him my extra one for $75, I guess life really is like a box of chocolate.
Zcarnut  +   730d ago
I doesnt matter if he was trying to win a $1000 Sony TV or a $100 Kinect. This man has issues for blowing $2600 on a carnival game LOL. I saw this on the news a few days ago.
jakmckratos  +   730d ago
Dear God...why Kinect of all things????????COuldnt it at least been a decent Nintendo DS game???
ps3_pwns  +   730d ago
now you guys see what kind of people like the xbox. the dumb ones. no logical reason to get a x720 over the ps4 and they are all like im getting the next box no matter how crap it is. thinking that the status quo will be the same next gen. when they only have to look how this gen ended up and how sony is only gaining momentum. everyone will be on the ps4 and all the games you want will be on it to bigger and better except for crap halo and gears which will be replaced by new bigger better franchises that everyone will play on psn .
InTheLab  +   730d ago
2 grand is his life's savings? And he blew it at a carnival?

What a legacy to leave your children with...
Bad_Karma  +   730d ago
Kid : "daddy win me the teddy bear "

Dad : "ok sweetie .. just let daddy get the kinect first"
Roper316  +   730d ago
I sorry I have no sympathy for stupidity & lack of any self control or basic reasoning for that matter. Hopefully this will open his eyes if not he deserves whatever he gets in life.
azshorty2003  +   729d ago
It's ok, now he'll receive food stamps and welfare from the government at the cost of the tax payers.
tiffac008  +   729d ago
There is not enough facepalm in the world for what that guy just did.

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