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Old 12-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Dad sells son's 90-dollar video game online for more than 9000

MONTREAL (AFP) - 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 90 dollars for Christmas at an online auction, fetching 9,000 dollars.

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 back yard 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 90 dollars (US) was finally sold to an Australian who plunked down 9,100 dollars 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.


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The guy who bought it for $9,100 is a moron. I like the dad though.
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I have to say that this is a unique punishment
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the Nintendo Wii gameboard.
What is this, 1982?
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Damn! I wish my dad could sell my present and make $9100!
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Dude, $9100 will buy a lot of weed.
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Re: Dad sells son's 90-dollar video game online for more than 9000

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"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.
Go Dad.
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Is an XBox360 game worth that much? Probably not
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Yeah the buyer is a total moron! $9010? Are you kidding me?
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More than $9000, omg

And yeah, gameboard? I thought we passed that decade ages ago
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Re: Dad sells son's 90-dollar video game online for more than 9000

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"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.
I love this guy.
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The Dad is such a hero lol + making a sweet profit in the process.
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omg that dad is awesome!
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