How does scalping work exactly? I see people in other threads mentioning that people scalped the hell out of the figures that are now shelfwarming like hell. Like from my perspective, I understand that people scalped in terms of, when they where rare the "scalpers" in term would buy what little they could find and put it on ebay for like... three dollars more the regular retail, plus ludacris shipping. But from my understanding, people only really scalped that line because it was a bit of a failure in terms of distribution. Especially with Dark of the Moon right around the corner, it just had no chance. So, I see people constantly complaining about how the Vehicons and certain other figures from the Prime line are going to be in short supply due to scalping. Which only makes me question, as to "Why?" even with the movie line, I have seen those horrid figures in plenty, yes certain figures havent been as plentifull, such as Space Case, but to be fair. That is more so the stores fault, because it -is- an exclusive to that store. Like, Ok fair enough people are going to be troop building, but really... The focus of the selling is going to be between two lines that arn't as... Hm, "In demand." as the movie toys. So it isn't as if they have much room for poor distributing, especially with so little being around. I mean, Prime has... what... Eight toys in all? And, the only other stuff will be generations packaged movie toys, and Generations... Whoop de doo. Just my thoughts on the subject at hand, and I was really just wondering your opinions, I am obviously not as schooled as the rest of you guys are. However, I do find it to be somewhat silly to think that certain toys are going to be hard to come by. I mean shit, you think. Ok, I live in a pretty big city... There is about five targets, eight walmarts, three Toys R Us, and a couple other stores that sell Transformers. I know this isn't always the case for most/some members, however. I seriously doubt, one to three man/men are going to raid all those stores for figures, that I highly doubt anybody would pay more then retail for in the first place.