A young man named Dave bought a horse from a farmer for $250

The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to Dave's house and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died"

Dave replied, "Well, then just give me my money back"

The farmer said, "Can’t do that. I went and spent it already"

Dave said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse"

The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?"

Dave said, "I’m going to raffle him off"

The farmer said, "You can’t raffle off a dead horse!"

Dave said, "Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell any body he’s dead"

A month Later, the farmer met up with Dave and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?"

Dave said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars a piece and made a profit of $2495"

The farmer said, "Didn’t anyone complain?"

Dave said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back"