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Yuge: Texas mattress store owes customers $10 million over Trump win

Jim McIngvale, owner of the Gallery Furniture chain, shown here in 2000.
Jim McIngvale, owner of the Gallery Furniture chain, shown here in 2000. AP

Give Jim McIngvale some credit — he’s a man of his word.

The owner of Houston-based Gallery Furniture has paid out millions in refunds over Super Bowl picks, Astros’ win totals and whether oil would reach $85 a barrel.

Now, with Donald Trump’s election win Tuesday, “Mattress Mack” owes about $10 million to 4,000 customers who correctly picked a Republican win, according to the Houston Chronicle.

McIngvale came up with the deal in May. Customers who spent $2,000 or more on a mattress set could get their money back by picking this year’s winning political party.

They could receive even more — 150 percent of their purchase — if they opted to take it in store credit.

Maybe the promotion worked.

Customers who wrongly picked a Democratic win spent about $13 million, the Chronicle reported.

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