TomBrooklyn wrote:These kinds of things are best handled promptly. If a delay is involved, the first thing the family may think is "why didn't they notify us promptly? Is this a scam?" or whatever.Bobbleheadrusty wrote: but dont write them asking for the money right now.Probably the players involved aren't billionaiers either. The loss of $6000 to these leagues might compare to the loss of $600,000. to the NFL owner millionaires/billionaires. Do you think they would write off $600,000. or $6M because someone died? I don't think thats how they got to be millionaires. Not asking for the money is being a chump. Unless these owners are wealthy enough they want to write it off. Then it's their decision. But that should be up to each individual. It's not for us or the family of the deceased to decide they should forgo their hard earned $.Bobbleheadrusty wrote: This is different then [TomBrooklyn's] imaginary scenario as well. This isnt a billion dollar business with 1000s of employees that needs to keep running, this is a game, a gambling venture.There is such a thing as a professional gambler. They know they don't win every time, but they have an expectation of a certain percentage of profit. And even for those for whom this is a game, that doesn't entitle someone else to knowingly or unknowingly abscond with their funds.Bobbleheadrusty wrote: this is a game, a gambling venture. These arent paychecks being sent out, this is money you have already budgeted to lose that you arent guaranteed to get back anyway.
This is ridiculous. There is nothing wrong with contacting the family. They probably aren't even aware the deceased is holding the money. And if they are decent, honest people, they do not want to keep money that belongs to someone else.
Fine, you demand the money, I'll keep my soul.
This was a sudden death of a family member. Most likely a provider. And you are going to send them a letter NOW asking for money while they are mourning? Its just classless. The rest of your argument is pointless. If the hundred dollars you paid in to the league is that important to you then so be it, but to me its disgusting to be asking for that money now.
As I said, I would play the season as is, and toward the end of the year approach them for the funds, assuming they dont send you a check. IF the wife knew he was handling that money it will be easier, but otherwise I would write it off, my soul isnt worth a couple dollars that Ive already written off as a gaming expense.