People will scalp anything!

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  1. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Went to TRU to day to pick up some Tadoodles for my son. For those of you who haven't seen the 5 million comercials; they are markers and paints for toddlers (pics at bottom). Well, as we're walking up to the Crayola section I see some greasy looking fat man dumping them all in his cart. I imediately new what was going and my blood started to boil. As calmly as I could I walked up to the man and asked him what the heck he needed with all those markes.

    He replied by saying "these things are hot, I'm going to sell them on eBay for christmas."

    I simply reached into his cart and pulled out 2 each of the markers an paints and told him "Well, it looks like you won't be selling these ones."

    The fat bastard then looked at me like he was going to try to take them from me. I' 6' tall and weigh 215, this guy was a good 5 inches shorter than me and 50lbs heavier.

    I just laughed in his face and said "go ahead and try...we'll see how that works out for ya."

    The look on his face was priceless. I think he had a moment of clarity. After the moment of stunned silence he slumped back into his fat couch potato posture and scurried away like the rodent he is.

    I wouldn't say I was thoroughly shocked by this, but I mean come on...scalping baby toys? WTF?

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  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'm starting to lose faith in mankind. I'm also starting to think eBay is the second beast in the book of Revelation.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Well, it's not like the babies will feel left out or slighted when these can't be found.

    Still pretty moronic. Scalpers will indeed scalp anything, and then have a slap-each-other-on-the-back "reseller" circle-jerk.
     
  4. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Wait...I thought that was Oprah?
     
  5. Gnaw

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    Nice job man. It's a collector revolution!
     
  6. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    Proves my point....Scalpers are fuckin' losers!


    :scalper  :scalper  :scalper  :scalper  :scalper  :scalper 
     
  7. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    I thought I should mention my son loves the Tadoodles. It took him a little bit to catch on, but now doesn't want to put them down. My wife was all paranoid about letting him use them because he's only 14 months old. I just sat on the floor with him to make sure they didn't go in his mouth.
     
  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    :lol  @ the kid on the paint packaging

    Scalping is a part of life that we need to learn to live with. To take away scalping is to take away the internet entirely. Blame the soccer moms that refuse to tell their children 'No.'
     
  9. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Priceless dude! :lol 
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Oh,,geez.
     
  11. Rend

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    I am not surprised by this because these are the same people who bought up all the PS2s when they were first released; then put them up on eBay for double the price if not more.

    I honestly believe it is the responsibility of the retail chains to put a limit on how many of the same kind of toy that a consumer can purchase. Until retailers start to limit multiple purchases of the same item we will be dealing with this every time Christmas comes. :( 

    btw, good job Moonstreaker.
     
  12. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, like that loser website that Prowl and I were jerking with those soccer moms for being loser scalpers. Scum, Man, Scum.

    BTW, your sig makes me laugh, and I am pretty sure you ARE that guy from Metalocalypse
     
  13. Reeds

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    My wife worked with a woman who had a boyfriend who did this. When the PS3 was coming out, she told my wife she stood on line overnight for two of em. She was so impressed with her fat boyfriend.

    Last I heard, he made $400 total which supported his fat ass for maybe 10 days, before her dreams of finally being financially supported came crashing down.

    by the way, that guy's in jail now.

    so, don't be too mad at these guys. They're way undermotivated to be successful which is why they choose this rediculous method to make cash which on paper is so counterproductive. In the end, they're all falling down and doing this to keep from thinking about it.

    The part I hate is that things I buy...they've touched. ew..

    Edit: And when I say 'fat' I don't mean overweight, so I didn't mean to offend anyone. I meant someone clearly allergic to proper hygiene and 'an island unto himself'. Also, yeah, Mega, you are now visually synonymous with Murderface to me too. :) 
     
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  14. Jeremy.B

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  15. Brawl

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    That is awesome. I'm glad you did what you did. Scalper suck and we need to let them know they can't get away with this kind of stuff. Scalping small child toys is really low too.
     
  16. Armorhide

    Armorhide Damn kids

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    I :lol  @ what you did to the guy. That was histarical!
     
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    People will do ANYTHING for a buck! Nothin new about it.



    And bye the way, you wouldn't have successfully pulled anything out of my cart! I don't care how big you are. I would have completely lost it!
     
  18. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. Nice job. I doubt he'll make a whole lot of money off of those. Most parents wouldn't go to eBay to look for something like that. Though, I'm now curious to see how many are on there and what they're going for... just for shits and giggles.

    Hell, those things look so interesting I might go pick a couple up for my daughter now (a little over 1 and a half).

    But, yeah, scalping toys is funny in itself (funny because idiots actually pay high prices for these things), but scalping toddler markers and paints is... well, it's very very funny. You have to laugh at people who do these sorts of things, because they can't make money any other way as they refuse to get off their fat asses. :lol 
     
  19. Bryan

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    Yeah, this is definitely what tips the scales on my faith in mankind. Lots of horrible things in the world, but I'm not sure many of them can compare to scalping...baby markers, or whatever these things are.

    Yeah, horrible. Wow.
     
  20. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Scalpers are lower than the lowest scum, and need to be put out of every decent person's misery. :redface2: 
     

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