Auction of videogame sparks online debate

A Canadian man who said he sold his 15-year-old son's prized video game 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. "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.

"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, said that by selling the game he intended to teach his son a lesson. The five-day auction that ended on Dec 10 elicited more than a hundred comments, some siding with the disgruntled father and others who accused him of "publicly humiliating" his son. The father has since updated the posting with more responses to the feedback, including accusations that the sale was a hoax. "All I can do is assure you that yes, the auction is real," he said on the site.

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Hmm, now they both can go merrily buy some pot for some father/son bonding.
Jingle puffs, jingle puffs, tralá lá la lá...

That dad should teach his son that's it is better to sell weed than smoke it.

Then again, he just made $9,100 off a crappy video game. Maybe he's not so dumb.

that's gotta be a fake bid....there's no way he's gonna see that money...

i've seen some ridiculous **** in my time but i can't/won't believe that anyone's stupid enough to pay over $9,000 for a video game...

Yay, sensational bull**** that nobody would give a damn about if it wasn't on the Internet!

I guess there's no need to ask why this idiot's son smokes pot. A drama daddy would make me wanna trip off, too.

huh? he made $9010 out of selling guitar hero 3 because he caught his son smoking pot? he could use that money to send his son to like a school for bad kids or something...