He thought he'd sold his Rolex for $15K. Sleight of hand left him with coupons instead

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Laurent Mattel recalls his legs turning to jelly when he peered inside an envelope meant to be holding $15,000 and saw a bundle of flyer clippings instead.

Hours earlier, he had sold his Rolex Datejust 41 to a man at his home in Blainville, Que., a suburb north of Montreal. 

The man known as Marius, at least according to the Facebook profile which would be deactivated shortly after the transaction, had responded to Mattel’s ad for the luxury watch on Facebook Marketplace. 

“He told me he wanted to buy my watch to treat his wife. I didn’t suspect a thing,” Mattel said in an interview with Radio-Canada’s La

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