WILMINGTON, N.C. -- More than six inches of snow in Asheville means a little extra in the wallet for customers of a Wilmington jewelry store.
Perry's Emporium owner Alan Perry promised to refund the cost of jewelry bought at his store between Nov. 26 and Dec. 11 if Asheville got more than three inches of snow on Christmas Day.
Multiple media outlets report that Perry is making good on his bet. He estimates the payout will be around $400,000, which will be covered by an insurance policy. Checks should be ready in about 45 days.
Perry is undaunted by losing the bet. He says he's thinking of a similar promotion for Valentine's Day, based on how much snow Asheville gets on Feb. 14.