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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:38 pm

HOUSTON (AP) -- The kids were naughty, Dad put the presents on eBay instead of under the tree - and Mom's been crying ever since. Now, even the tree's down.

Saturday morning was sure not to be very jolly for three brothers - 9, 11 and 15 - who didn't straighten up when their father told them Santa wasn't too pleased with their fighting, cuss words and obscene gestures.

Dad and Mom had warned their sons that the Nintendo DS video system - and the three games that go with it - were headed for the auction block if they didn't get their act together.

"No kidding. Three undeserving boys have crossed the line. Tonight we sat down and showed them what they WILL NOT get for Christmas this year. I'll be taking the tree down tomorrow," the man announced in his eBay posting.

"If you don't buy them, we'll return them to the store," the seller known online as magumbo-2000 reported on the site.

Thursday night, the auction wound down with bidding at $465.01 - below the price the man had set. He said he would probably list the items again.

A single day of particularly bad behavior set the Christmas crackdown in motion.

"These are normally really good kids," said Dad, who asked the Houston Chronicle not to reveal his name. Dad even admits he and Mom are partly to blame for being too lax at times.

But enough was enough. The warning of an impending sale came earlier in the week at a sit-down between offspring and parents.

"We told them they were destroying each other and the calm and peace in the household. It had to stop," said the man, who did tell the paper that he works as an information technology specialist and lives in Pasadena.

The boys pledged to be nice, but were back to their old ways the next morning.

That night, Dad announced that he would indeed be putting $700 in video games up for sale on eBay. The oldest boy double-dared his dad to make good on his word.

Dad said Mom has been in tears since the showdown.

"I don't do it outwardly," he said, "but I'm crying on the inside."
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:53 pm

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Postby acsguitar » Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:20 pm

Um it seems to be up to 5,000 dollars now...holy shiz
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:39 am

This guy is awesome, but 3 video games and 1 $150 dollar system, no way hes getting 700 dollars, especially since Nintendo is restocking DS has we speak after selling out. So he wants $700 for $240 dollars worth of a system and 3 games? He should have taken the 450 and ran.
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:51 am

From Ebay:
NOTE: This is for THREE full systems in perfect shape - WITH THREE GAMES


I wonder what the kids did. At least the parents take some blame instead of blaming the school,TV, or lyrics in a song.
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Postby Jivedude » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:59 am

Wouldn't it be funny if it was one of the kids or one of the kid's friends bidding up the auction, in order to win and not pay, therebuy keeping the parents from selling it?
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:03 am

Jivedude wrote:Wouldn't it be funny if it was one of the kids or one of the kid's friends bidding up the auction, in order to win and not pay, therebuy keeping the parents from selling it?

Those would be some smart kids ;-)
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Postby Jivedude » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:17 am

Mustangs989 wrote:
Jivedude wrote:Wouldn't it be funny if it was one of the kids or one of the kid's friends bidding up the auction, in order to win and not pay, therebuy keeping the parents from selling it?

Those would be some smart kids ;-)


That's what I'd do. Then after I won, I'd send them emails in broken english and say I want them to ship to me in Pakistan. Then I'd send them an international money order for the winning amount but in Pakistani Rupees instead of US Dollars.
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:33 am

Jivedude wrote:
Mustangs989 wrote:
Jivedude wrote:Wouldn't it be funny if it was one of the kids or one of the kid's friends bidding up the auction, in order to win and not pay, therebuy keeping the parents from selling it?

Those would be some smart kids ;-)


That's what I'd do. Then after I won, I'd send them emails in broken english and say I want them to ship to me in Pakistan. Then I'd send them an international money order for the winning amount but in Pakistani Rupees instead of US Dollars.


I tried to pay comcast with Rupees once...they denied me
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:13 am

Boy, I thought I was a strict dad... :-?
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