SPEMack - The key word in your post might be, or might have been, "girlfriend." Cheerleaders appreciate for far fewer years than they depreciate, from what I hear. Visually-impaired posters, and those willing to pay for enhancements might disagree. It's an issue as old as the ages. An old Roman coin is worth $xx. An old Roman bone usually is worth near $0. Best to know what you are up against before you have concrete poured on you.
Not saying a new gun is a better bet than a new girlfriend, but to have a potentially hostile future father-in-law would be a real deal-killer for me. Unless she makes $100K+ a year, in which case she can bring home all the game she wants to kill and I'd gladly clean and freeze or cook it.