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Dad sells son's $90 video game for more than $9000

Discussion in 'Gaming & Simulations' started by Hails, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Dunno if this goes in here but anyway Wow, LOL

    Dad sells son's $90 video game for more than $9000

    Posted 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    After catching his 15-year-old smoking pot, a father sold the hard-to-get Guitar Hero III video game he bought his son for $US90 for Christmas at an online auction, fetching $US9,000.

    The sale took place after the father spent two weeks searching for the video game for the Nintendo Wii gameboard.

    "So I was so relieved in that I had finally got the Holy Grail of Christmas presents pretty much just in the nick of time. I couldn't wait to spread the jubilance to my son," the father wrote on the eBay website.

    "Then, yesterday, I came home from work early and what do I find? My innocent little boy smoking pot in the backyard with two of his delinquent friends."

    The man, a school teacher who kept his identity private, said he sold the coveted video game to punish his son and discourage him from smoking dope.

    The sale was a boon for the family's bank account, since the game the father purchased for $US90 ($103) finally sold to an Australian who plunked down $US9,100 ($10,434) for it.

    The naughty son, however, will not go without a present on Christmas.

    "I am still considering getting him a game for his Nintendo. Maybe something like Barbie as the Island Princess or Dancing with the Stars ... I know he will just love them," the father said, tongue-in-cheek.

    - AFP

    Tags: drugs-and-substance-abuse, human-interest, offbeat, computers-and-technology, canada

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/16/2120120.htm
     
  2. 211drinker

    211drinker Lurker

    He should just give him some of the 9000 instead so he can buy more bud
     
  3. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    LOL thats funny, lmfao :Lmao: :Lmao: :Lmao:
     
  4. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    I'll sell mine for half that price..Any takers?
     
  5. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    Fuck that. I got GHIII and a Wii, and I'll sell 'em both for $1000. Plus shipping. That's $8000 off the regular price!! Call now and claim your free Wii!
     
  6. HeyBuddy

    HeyBuddy Well-Known Member

    ;D I love it when parents get creative with their punishments. When I was growing up, a friend of mine got his ears pierced at the age of 13, after being told the he couldn't by his parents. Doing it just before Christmas, was a terrible idea. He got panty hose, a dress and nail polish on Christmas day.
     
  7. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Lmao..Me n all my friends got the brite idea to pierce our own ears
    at 13..My old man almost disowned me.. ;D
     
  8. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    When I got my ears pierced, my father introduced me to his business partners as ``Wendy`` for at least two weeks.

    ``Nice to see you again, Phil. Do you remember my oldest, Wendy?``
    and then
    ``Oh, of course. You`ve definitely grown up, Wendy!``

    I let the fucking things grow in pretty quickly.