Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Defeated Satan (For Now)

So to tie up the loose ends in the story below i did hear back from the seller. He apologized profusely and said to keep the 1st edition Space Hulk AND he would send out the Space Marine game A.S.A.P! Now what? I thanked him and said it really wasn't a problem and we started writing back and forth talking about gaming with our kids (he and his son play Pokemon). Yesterday Space Marine showed up and besides the game box being in slightly beat up shape the game is mint. As in Un-played. As in Un-punched still on the sprues!

So this game from 1989 has made it all the way to my doorstep in 2011 un-punched and un-played. This greatly increases the worth of the game and now a game i bought for $15 could have a resell value of $80 to $110 AND i got a 1st edition Space Hulk that could fetch close to $100.

An hour after opening the box last night and processing all this the guilt became unbearable. I wrote the seller last night and, while not entirely divulging the worth of the games, told him to at least let me pay for the shipping of the first game he let me keep and to consider a price i would be happy to pay for the first game after he did some research.

He wrote me this morning and said "the extra game is fair compensation for your patience and good nature. enjoy!" and declined any offer for paying shipping or otherwise.

So that's that. I should be jumping for joy. Why do i feel like i just received a "tell-tale heart" board game instead?


  1. Maybe you could buy a few rare Pokemon cards and mail them off as a thank you. Other than that... awesome!

  2. We think alike my friend, i'm bidding on some cool Pokemon stuff as we speak. Damn nice people- I'll show him!

  3. Wow! Pretty amazing. I didn't think people like this still existed. I refer to you and the seller. Good luck assuaging your guilt.

    "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! here, here! - It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

    Seriously, you did more than most would. Do something nice, but release the guilt. It is not becoming.