An Australian believed to be from Sydney has paid a record $99,100 online for a copy of gaming software Guitar Hero lll. The sought after game had originally been purchased by a Canadian father but after he found his son smoking pot he decided to sell the $99 gaming software via eBay as a means of punishing his son.
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 $US90 was finally sold to an Australian who plunked down $US9,100 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.