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Radar Chief
12-18-2007, 08:38 AM
Sells his Guitar Hero III game and nets a cool $9K out of the deal. :eek:

DAD SELLS 'GUITAR HERO III' ON EBAY AFTER CATCHING SON SMOKING POT
Monday, December 17, 2007
After catching his teenage son smoking pot, a father sold his son's coveted "Guitar Hero III" video game on eBay as punishment, and made over $9,000, PC World reported.
The father, a Canadian school teacher, spent two weeks searching for the rare video game for the Nintendo Wii gaming system before buying it for his son.
But later, after coming home from work early, he caught his son smoking reefer in the backyard with his "delinquent friends," PC World reported.
• Click here to view the eBay listing page.
In the eBay listing page, the man said he put the video game up for sale to punish his son and discourage him from smoking dope.
"I know smoking a joint isn't the end of the world, but if you can convince me that he deserves the gift, then I will end the auction," it was reported.
The father sold the game to an Australian buyer for $9,100.01, PC World reported.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,317014,00.html

seclark
12-18-2007, 08:39 AM
bummer dude.
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chasedude
12-18-2007, 08:41 AM
Wow... He can buy a lot of weed for $9k

Chiefnj2
12-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Is Guitar Hero III really selling for thousands of dollars?

Radar Chief
12-18-2007, 08:45 AM
Is Guitar Hero III really selling for thousands of dollars?

On Ebay, it's hard telling. Remember the “Beanie Baby” craze? You wouldn’t believe some of the $$$ those stupid little stuffed toys were bringing.

stevieray
12-18-2007, 08:56 AM
"Money for Nothing"

C-Mac
12-18-2007, 08:56 AM
Truly amazing how many thought it too harsh a punishment, and yet the same people wonder why young people are having some much trouble with life.

C-Mac
12-18-2007, 08:57 AM
"Money for Nothing"
ROFL

DaKCMan AP
12-18-2007, 08:57 AM
The kid's still getting a gift. Dad said he'd buy him a Barbie video game or something.

Pushead2
12-18-2007, 08:59 AM
The kid's still getting a gift. Dad said he'd buy him a Barbie video game or something.

I'd give him a bottle of anitfreeze.

Iowanian
12-18-2007, 09:10 AM
Think how much skunk weed that kid can buy when he's dipping $9k from his dad's sock drawer....

I hope the dad buy's himself a nice prize and rubs it in. Good for him.

stevieray
12-18-2007, 09:12 AM
"I was gonna play Guitar Hero
but then I got high..
My dad made 9k...
and now I know why..."

Bwana
12-18-2007, 09:14 AM
I thought this was another Bill Clinton thread before I opened it.

NTTAWWT

Cochise
12-18-2007, 09:18 AM
On Ebay, it's hard telling. Remember the “Beanie Baby” craze? You wouldn’t believe some of the $$$ those stupid little stuffed toys were bringing.

I think a lot of times people will bid up a joke auction that ends up on digg or someplace else on the web just to be funny. I doubt that he collects this amount of money.

The Australian might be some rich guy though who can't find that game for the Wii... I heard someone at Breast Buy the other weekend ask for it, and the guy said they were totally out for a long time, but looking around on the web it's no problem to find for the other systems.

edit: people on amazon's listings are selling them for the wii starting at $180 which seems to be about double the price. I wonder why the Wii one is so hard to find.

ChiefsGirl
12-18-2007, 09:20 AM
Nine thousand dollars? I bought GH III for my husband's X-mas present, I'm thinking of putting it on e-bay now.

Iowanian
12-18-2007, 09:39 AM
Thump...Thump...thump......thump.


Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
Couldnt get a ticket, it was a sold out show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream

He heard one guitar, just blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day
Bought a beat up six string in a secondhand store
Didnt know how to play it, but he knew for sure

That one guitar, felt good in his hands
Didnt take long, to understand
Just one guitar, slung way down low
Was one way ticket, only one way to go

So he started rockin
Aint never gonna stop
Gotta keep on rockin
Someday hes gonna make it to the top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Hes a juke box hero
He took one guitar, juke box hero, stars in his eyes
Juke box hero, hell come alive tonight

In a town without a name, in a heavy downpour
Thought he passed his own shadow, by the backstage door
Like a trip through the past, to that day in the rain
And that one guitar made his whole life change

Now he needs to keep rockin
He just cant stop
Gotta keep on rockin
That boy has got to stay on top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Hes a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Yeah, juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
With that one guitar hell come alive
Come alive tonight

Yeah, hes gotta keep rockin
He just cant stop
Gotta keep on rockin
That boy has got to stay on top

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Hes a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
Just one guitar, put stars in his eyes
Hes just a juke box hero, aah aah aah
Juke box hero, juke box hero, hes got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes

Ari ümlaüt
12-18-2007, 09:39 AM
the bids seem a bit suspicious...

aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,100.01 Dec-10-07 18:20:59 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,100.01 Dec-10-07 18:20:35 PST
g***g( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $9,000.01 Dec-10-07 15:40:05 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:20:10 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $5,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:50 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $2,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:30 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $1,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:07 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $600.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:43 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $500.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:26 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $400.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:12 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $300.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:56 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $280.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:34 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $255.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:13 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $235.00 Dec-10-07 18:16:54 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $227.00

HypnotizedMonkey
12-18-2007, 09:47 AM
NOW what's he going to do when he's stoned?? probably has more time to hang out with his "delinquent friends" lol

Cochise
12-18-2007, 09:47 AM
Uh yeah. Those bids look a little fake.

Ari ümlaüt
12-18-2007, 10:08 AM
Uh yeah. Those bids look a little fake.

Good, solid FOX journalism.

Ultra Peanut
12-18-2007, 10:08 AM
Jesus Christ, even for a fluff story this is horrible reporting.

talastan
12-18-2007, 10:12 AM
I think the dad did the right thing. And if he makes a few bucks in the process :shrug: then good for him. Buy himself a present and rub it in the kids face!! nlm

Radar Chief
12-18-2007, 10:45 AM
I think a lot of times people will bid up a joke auction that ends up on digg or someplace else on the web just to be funny. I doubt that he collects this amount of money.

The Australian might be some rich guy though who can't find that game for the Wii... I heard someone at Breast Buy the other weekend ask for it, and the guy said they were totally out for a long time, but looking around on the web it's no problem to find for the other systems.

edit: people on amazon's listings are selling them for the wii starting at $180 which seems to be about double the price. I wonder why the Wii one is so hard to find.

Deadbeat buyer was my first thought too.
Still makes for a funny story though.

Cochise
12-18-2007, 10:51 AM
Deadbeat buyer was my first thought too.
Still makes for a funny story though.

I remember when the Wii or the Xbox or whatever came out, people had bids on there of like $10,000, and the media would just report it. But I'm betting it was usually the guy's roommate and the guy across the hall upping the bids.

This story is funny though. I hope the dad buys something nice with whatever cash he did get. :D

Radar Chief
12-18-2007, 10:52 AM
Think how much skunk weed that kid can buy when he's dipping $9k from his dad's sock drawer....

I hope the dad buy's himself a nice prize and rubs it in. Good for him.

I was hanging out with MDRB (Motorcycle Drag Racing Buddy) checking out the illicit drag racing scene in KC one weekend night multiple summers ago when he introduced me to a friend of his. He was an older guy, or older than me at least, riding a Honda CBR 600 F2, which is a little unusual for the older crowd.
After we moved on I asked MDRB what the deal was and he told me the story. Seems this guy bought that bike for his sons 18th birthday. Nice guy, I thought. Problem was the kid started skipping school and his grades tanked because he was out all night racing around with his buddies. So dad took the bike away, added a nitrous kit to it and started hanging out with his sons drag racing pals. ROFL When MDRB pointed out his son to me I could instantly tell by the disgusted look on his face as his dad rode off on what used to be his bike.

morphius
12-18-2007, 10:53 AM
damn Canadians with their pot smoking and flip top heads.

DaKCMan AP
12-18-2007, 10:57 AM
damn Canadians with their pot smoking and flip top heads.

It's not even a real country anyway.

El Jefe
12-18-2007, 11:00 AM
Nine thousand dollars? I bought GH III for my husband's X-mas present, I'm thinking of putting it on e-bay now.


And tell them your punishing him for being naughty and you might get more money :)

Cochise
12-18-2007, 11:00 AM
It's not even a real country anyway.

I think it's some slang term for the Buffalo NY metropolitan area.

StcChief
12-18-2007, 11:07 AM
I thought this was another Bill Clinton thread before I opened it.

NTTAWWT thread derailing....

so Chelsea had sex change?

smittysbar
12-18-2007, 11:12 AM
Don't hide it, light it

InChiefsHell
12-18-2007, 11:20 AM
No way. I just bought this at Best Buy for 150.00...I'd bet it's fake or the bidders are teh retarted...

Kris Kringle
12-18-2007, 12:51 PM
Uh yeah. Those bids look a little fake. Why do the bids look suspicious?

morphius
12-18-2007, 01:00 PM
It's not even a real country anyway.
More of a concentration camp for the French?

StcChief
12-18-2007, 01:07 PM
damn Canadians EH with their pot smoking and flip top heads. FYP.

Canada the apartment over the party bar /George Carlin

ferrarispider95
12-18-2007, 01:49 PM
It was proxied, he bid a ridiculous high number to start, people kept on bidding which shows below and is done automatically by ebay, but no one could beat him.




the bids seem a bit suspicious...

aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,100.01 Dec-10-07 18:20:59 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,100.01 Dec-10-07 18:20:35 PST
g***g( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $9,000.01 Dec-10-07 15:40:05 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $9,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:20:10 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $5,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:50 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $2,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:30 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $1,000.00 Dec-10-07 18:19:07 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $600.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:43 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $500.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:26 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $400.00 Dec-10-07 18:18:12 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $300.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:56 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $280.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:34 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $255.00 Dec-10-07 18:17:13 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $235.00 Dec-10-07 18:16:54 PST
aspire1700computer( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499) US $227.00