A haredi community in Jerusalem earned a harsh life lesson this Passover when they “sold” their hametz to a non-Jewish man, believing he would “return” the goods to them when the eight-day holiday was over.
That was before they stashed their expensive liquor in the same storage room, as detailed in this Jerusalem Post report:
After the transaction took place and shortly before the holiday began, however, the gentile arrived with his vehicle and proceeded to take the goods, which were legally his. Objecting to his actions was not an option, since that would prove that the deal was not sincere, which would mean that the hametz would have belonged to the Jews.
Next year, maybe they’ll sell it online.