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Kid hasn't received Christmas present from family member for two years to repay Fortnite bill on grandma's card

Emily Brown

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Kid hasn't received Christmas present from family member for two years to repay Fortnite bill on grandma's card

A young boy has been missing out on presents for two years after he went on a Fortnite shopping spree using his grandma's credit card.

Oh to be young, free and completely unconcerned about the consequences of your actions.

Anyone who's ever bought anything online will know that it's far too easy to hit that 'complete purchase' button, and I imagine it's even easier when the money you're spending isn't your own.

The child's grandmother agreed to let him use her card once. Credit: Pixabay
The child's grandmother agreed to let him use her card once. Credit: Pixabay

That's probably why the 10-year-old Fortnite fan didn't hesitate to buy purchase after purchase, acquiring battle passes and cosmetics until he racked up a total of $300 (£245) while playing on his uncle's Nintendo Switch.

In a post on Reddit, the uncle, who goes by Pandalungs, explained that his nephew had got his grandma's card on the account by asking for one initial $10 (£8.20) purchase.

Over time, however, he kept on spending and claimed each time it was 'always a mistake'.

"He would immediately text and apologize [sic] and got to where he asked us not to tell his parents. My mom wouldn't do anything about it other than tell him to stop. I tried to stay out of it because it was between them," Pandalungs explained in the post.

As the 'mistakes' continued to rack up, the uncle got 'fed up' and asked his brother to get his Switch back from his nephew.

"He brought it back to me. Nephew kept asking to have it back and was apologizing [sic] but the answer was no," Pandalungs wrote.

The child racked up the charges while playing Fortnite. Credit: Pixabay
The child racked up the charges while playing Fortnite. Credit: Pixabay

The Reddit user said he told his brother about the charges, but claimed he 'couldn't/wouldn't pay [the grandma] back' despite 'acting concerned'.

As the grandma 'wasn't going to force them to pay back the money', the uncle decided to take matters into his own hands.

In the post, which has been shared on the thread 'Petty Revenge', the uncle explained that he'd decided to withhold the $25-$50 (£20-£40) gifts he usually gives to his nephew for Christmas and birthdays.

"He could pay back his debt over the next 3-6 years, and I'd make sure she got it since we have some linked bank accounts," the uncle explained.

He's so far been withholding gifts for two years, so it will be a while before the nephew gets to open anything from his uncle again. Although the grandmother 'still buys him gifts', the uncle made clear she's 'being repaid one way or another'.

Featured Image Credit: Jurgita Vaicikeviciene / Alamy Rosa Russo / Alamy

Topics: Gaming, Reddit

Emily Brown
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