The one thread I saw close to this was locked. I am wondering, when Qui-Gon wants to gamble the Pod for Anakin and his Mother Watto said no Pod is worth 2 slaves but says he will wager one of them. Obviously he would have rather of wagered Shmi than Ani. Now that Ani wins the race they get to keep the Pod and sell it. Why not trade the pod for Shmi now, or sell the pod and buy Shmi from Watto?