Stock in Lance Armstrong is at an all-time low after his interview with Oprah Winfrey, and that's bad news for one enterprising British man.
In September Karl Baxter purchased 10,000 copies of the Science of Lance Armstrong, a 2006 Discovery Channel documentary about the now disgraced cyclist and his incredible cycling success. Baxter paid £10,000 (roughly $15,825) for the DVDs and hoped to sell them for £3 each ($4.75).
"The idea was to sell them in small job lots of 100 for about £3 each, so traders could go on eBay, Amazon, or car boot sales and sell them on," Baxter told the Daily Mail. "There was a slight amount of risk and a gamble because there was a suspicion, but he wasn't admitting to it, so I put them on the website last week. I was hoping the problem would die down and I would be able to find a good home for them, now I don't think I will get a tenth of the money back."
After Armstrong admitted last week to using performance-enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France titles, Baxter has quite the dilemma. Now he may have to drop the price of the DVDs to 30 pence (about 40 cents), and he's still not sure he'll be able to sell all of them.
And if he can't pawn them off, Baxter says he has other plans for the DVDs.
"We could run a competition and offer them as booby prizes," he said, "or I could make a tower or build a big dominoes track for my three-year-old."