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Thread: Dad's sale of pot-smoking son's game sparks Web debate

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    TORONTO (Reuters Life!) - A Canadian man who said he sold his 15-year-old son's prized video game, a Christmas gift, on eBay after catching him smoking marijuana has sparked an online debate on who is wrong -- father or son.

    The unidentified man decided to punish his son by selling the popular and hard-to-find Guitar Hero III videogame he had bought him for Christmas for $90 on the auction site where an Australian buyer bid $9,100. It was not known if the sale at that price actually proceeded.

    "I had finally got the Holy Grail of Xmas presents pretty much just in the nick of time. I couldn't wait to spread the jubilance to my son," the father said in a letter accompanying the posting on eBay.





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    "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 seller, who describes himself as an elementary school teacher but could not be contacted to verify his story, said that by selling the game he intended to teach his son a lesson.

    But whether true or not, the five-day auction, that ended on Dec 10, elicited more than a 100 comments.

    Some sided with the disgruntled father and others accusing him of "publicly humiliating" his son.
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    A debate? The kid got caught in his parents house smoking pot and his toy was taken away. What's the big deal?




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    Blame it on the his delinquent friends ? Lol

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    My Dad busted me when I was about 18 in a similar situation - backyard, couple of friends, etc.

    He flushed all my dope and set fire to my bong on the patio.

    I sure am glad that there wasn't an Internet frenzy over the matter and it was forgotten about in a couple weeks.



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    I wish I could live in a country safe enough for this to be news.




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    So did the sale go through on ebay or was it just a fake bid.
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    surely you need to be a bit stoned to play expert on Guitar Hero III?

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    damn! this game is still not being sold on my country ... i want it i want iiit
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    9100?!
    i got my little bro the game for xmas for his wii. He didn't do anything wrong but im sellin that asap.

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    9100?!
    i got my little bro the game for xmas for his wii. He didn't do anything wrong but im sellin that asap.
    Just think of all the weed you could buy

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