Thats very detailed info. I assume you're also aware of his identity as well as his place of residence, then?
Yes, trust me, I know more about him now than I care to, honestly.
Are you asking for a BTC refund? Considering the price jump, I would say its very unlikely unless you threaten him legally.
No. I think I'd be happy with $225, since that's what he sold them for. You're right, I've looked into it and I can't collect on a debt across national jurisdictions without having to spend far more than it's worth. Fiat MUST be considered acceptable for US debts, so I think the most I could get out of him would be $225, but I'd accept it in Bitcoin. I think I'd rather just settle this and get it over with at this point, and I imagine that old of an account *might* be worth the cost to him to get rid of my negative trust and clear up debts.
Laugh all you want I still made mad profit, hind-sight is a bitch.
I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone from 2011/2012 that didn't sell at least SOME coin when it popped past the last all-time high since it was profit time for most of us, especially miners. I sold a decent chunk myself around $37. And I think I take the same position as you, hindsight might be a bitch, but I sure made a profit on it at least. Only thing I didn't like was the amount that went to the IRS when I could have spent it on family and fixing up my home. Oh well.