Padme did complain about trusting in Anakin, yes. But that wasn't my initial point. The story didn't provide a valid reason (in my opinion) for Qui-Gon not to use the mind-trick on another dealer to accept the worthless republic credits. And that's ok! It's not something that's going to get noticed upon first viewing because you're just following along and accept whatever happens. That's what makes movies fun to watch. BUT, if we just watched Star Wars just for fun, we wouldn't be on a message board debating things! After the first 50 times you see it, you start to analyze the characters' decisions as if they were real people. That's all we're doing here. I don't think anyone has fully disagreed that within the fiction for the story there was no reason that Qui-Gon couldn't have solved their problem by buying goods from another mind-trickiable dealer and trading them to Watto. We've discussed, at length, reasons why he didn't. The reason I'm going to have to settle on is that he just didn't think about it. And that's the last thing I'll say about it! I want to reiterate that I think pretty much every movie has moments like this. It doesn't necessarliy hurt the movie. I posted almost a year ago that TPM was my favorite prequel. Looking for little plot holes is fun! It's kinda like an easter egg hunt. For just a moment, you get to feel like you figured something out that the writer didn't think to cover in the movie. A lot of times, solutions to plot holes like this were written in the script, but then get cut out of the final movie. There are several of those in TPM.