By Anonymous - 22/02/2015 20:41 - United States
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What.. If you've been dating for awhile she SHOULD know what those consoles mean to you.. You can track the guy down and try to buy them back maybe?
@#2 Yeah that's actually your best bet OP. You could track him down and maybe tell him what happened. Hopefully he sells you your stuff back. But seriously. I'm confused as to how your girlfriend convinced herself that this was okay... It's common sense if you want to give someone a gift, you buy one for them with your own money. You DO NOT sell their personal stuff for it. That's just as good as them buying it for themselves... So how does doing that warrant any sort of thank you? You really didn't do anything special so how are you the greatest?
Buying back those consoles may be tricky. People don't let go of those things very easily. To people dating gamers: The console should not be touched unless on deep understanding as to where it stands on importance, and no more than usage should be exercised. Any attempt to replace and or sell game consoles or games themselves without consent of gamer in household may result in immediate termination of the relationship. If you think I'm joking, go ahead and sell Skyrim... See what happens... Try me...
I truly hope OP can buy their consoles/games back. Reading this FML made me so sad and angry! Wow!! The main thing I'm concerned with is how she was able to get a hold of his stuff while he's away (assuming they live together or she has a key to his place??? Idk?) but doesn't know what those consoles meant to him? I don't know a thing about tools but I know my boyfriend would be pretty pissed if I took his things and sold them to buy newer/different things... Also, doesn't she realize you could have just done that yourself if you had truly wanted to? Wow, I'm just pretty flabbergasted by this whole situation! Lol! I truly hope you can get your things back, OP. And I hope you sat down and had a talk with your girlfriend about boundaries and respecting your things!
I don't see why it would be very tricky to get them back, as they're stolen property. Just cus you live with someone, doesn't make their stuff yours. She stole his games and consoles and sold them for money. If the buyer won't return them, OP should contact the cops.
Awh that sucks... Try selling the ps4 somehow and buying the old games back from craigslist or EBay. I'm sure they go cheap. :(
Though, I think you're under playing the value of a new system by basing it on the amount of games it has. To a gamer who likes the classics, those are worth a lot. Though, personally, I enjoy the modern systems (I don't have a PS4 unfortunately), I still understand as a gamer when someone messes with your console with no knowledge on how to handle it properly.
I collect classic videogames, but I do own the next gens. Personally, the value of a system comes from the amount of enjoyment it can provide me. That is directly tied to the number of games the system has that I enjoy. I bought the next gens for their potential but to me an NES or Game Cube is more valuable than a PS4 or Xbox One. That being said, if a significant other deleted solitaire off of my computer I'd be done. You don't touch other people's things. Especially, if they're passionate about it.
109, I am aware. The easy fix is the main reason I chose that example. 138, A 1977, Atari VCS 2600 can go for up to 2,000$ US if it's in mint condition with the original manuals. There was an unopened one from 1977, with a selection of games that sold for 5,000$, recently. The game Bounty Bob Strikes Back from 1983, for the Atari 5200 goes for 900$ by itself. An Atari 5200 in mint condition only goes for a few hundred. The games on it are what are expensive. The Atari 800 or 400 can both go for a few thousand but well played ones that have all their parts and work correctly still sell for 300 or 400$. That Bounty Bob game goes for 600$ on them, and isn't the most expensive game to buy. I'm not going to get into the 2600jr or 7800 because this is getting long enough. OP probably didn't have one in spectacular condition or had a newer version, but the girlfriend still probably got less for it and the games then she could have.
When I was visiting my girlfriend we went to a video store and I saw that there was no Nintendo 64 stuff with the other game stuff. When we went to buy the movie I asked why he didn't have any. The guy told me that the stuff sells so quickly. Also told me some games go for up to 100 US dollars. Good thing I have a couple that can do that are worth up to that much.
Sorry OP.. I think she was trying to do something from the heart..
She may have meant well, but she's a frickin' idiot for thinking it's OK to sell her boyfriends things to buy him a gift. Like everyone else has said - she should've bought it with her own damn money. That warrants breaking up, or at the very least considering it. I'm just hoping this was some cruel joke she played and she did buy it with her own money... Leaving the consoles hidden safely in the closet...
She probably (hopefully) had the best intentions, but that doesn't explain why she thought it was normal to sell someone else's possessions.
"Hey! I know your old games are useless now so I traded it for a brand new PS4! Aren't I the greatest? I bet you didn't know you could do that. ;)" That's what I want to think where her mindset was. But yeah, you don't sell someone's stuff. Especially childhood memories.