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posted by Weeblerjake on - last edited - Viewed by 194 users

Hi guys!

As of now, I am trying very hard to let my dad let me buy Sam & Max Surfin' the Highway, the limited edition. I will pay for it with my own cash. oooh. cash..... :) But he doesn't want to let me buy it. He says it is "a waste of money." So yes, any help?

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  • In a sense, everything that entertains is a waste of money. So, your dad should cancel the cable TV subscription (with special respect to any sports channels available), should stop visiting the local baseball / football / ice hockey / basketball / etc. matches (underline all that applies), should stop going to movies or the pub, and I could go on forever.
    Surfing the Highway is pure entertainment, at a very high level. In this sense, it's well worth what it costs.

  • Is it because the paperback version is cheaper, or does he just think both versions are a waste of money?

  • Yeah. He just doesn't want me to spend my hard-earned cash. Pantagruel's Friend, I just might explain that to my dad. Thanks!

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    Tell him its an investment and show him how much this thing goes on ebay after awhile.
    Of course, the longer you keep it, the more you can get .... and if he wants you to sell it (for a nice profit) stall him.
    After a few years either you will get out of your house or your dad will give up.

  • Ack D: Hopefully you can convince your dad so you can buy it.. it's an awesome book indeed! (well I have the paperback version :D )

    My parents used to do that before, but for now they actually just let me use my money however I want. It's a good way of teaching, actually.. Sometimes I've got to buy something that's a total waste of money, sometimes it's a treasure that has affected my life for years. :) I think both of these are important to experience once in a while. I myself got to be a lot more wiser with my money nowaydays... (it has taught me better than just someone telling me what to buy, really. )

    And well.. my parents know how much fandoms mean to me, so.. if there's something that's just possible for me to buy, there's not much they can do about it! XD

  • @Shwoo said: Is it because the paperback version is cheaper, or does he just think both versions are a waste of money?

    This is what I was wondering. If you can't convince him to let you buy the limited edition, will he allow you to purchase the paperback at the very least?

  • I think he would. It's just the price, more than the book. They say $60 (price + shipping) is too much for a book. Puh-shaw.

    Edit: I WIN! I have just ordered it. Yay!

  • So how did you get him to give in?

  • Mainly annoyance. Then he said, "Fine. If you help me cook breakfast, I'll let you order it."

    2 pancakes and some sausage later...... I ordered it. Now I just gotta wait!

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: should stop going to movies or the pub,

    There are some of us that the pub is no longer entertainment but a means of life ;) lol *said while sipping a tequila sunrise*

    Congrats to the OP, sorry I'm too late but for future reference, reading (even comics) is better than video games! remember that one! lol

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