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  1. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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  2. Getter Eagle

    Getter Eagle Banned

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    Jesus Christ... it's like a fat midwestern soccer-mom convention.

    I don't even care about the scalping end of it. I don't get that frustrated about not being able to find toys, and you have to blame the people who pay their prices just as much as the people who sell them. It's just that people that do this for a living are pathetic. They contribute nothing to society as a whole.
     
  3. e3nine

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    The insane thing is that Slickdeals.net is a force on the internet. They influence so many buyers. That thread alone has 20 replies ... but with over 1,200 views.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm tempted to join up and let them know how much they suck, but I don't want them to have my email. Time to make a fake one.
     
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  5. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Man that is just crazy. I hate scalpers with a passion.
     
  6. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    doin my best to get them off of TF's ... but not blatantly. : T
     
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    :lol 
     
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    Ohhhh fuck these guys. Scalping Wiis and Transformers. What fucking lowlife shit they are.
     
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    :lol  me too

    and :mad  to the crazy scalpers.
     
  10. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    I'm just glad they haven't caught onto gijoes yet.If i can't find it in stores,then i don't need it.I enjoy the hunt,it makes finding that rare toy that much better.
     
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    Just read the first page, but this is my favorite post so far:

    I'm DONE with ebay and video game systems. The fake bidders crap was INSANE and ebay did nothing. I was burned a few times on that one.


    lol, as if you're the one to complain?


    EDIT: I'm glad they haven't caught onto Wii games like Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros Brawl. I pre-ordered the latter, but it'll still be hell for all the gamers out there if midwestern secretary moms with pet birds as companions get in on this.
     
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    The TF loving kid in me despises these scalpers, but the adult capitalist in me understands why they are doing it.
     
  13. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    When is someone going to come into this thread to defend the scalpers?
     
  14. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

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    I'll defend them, because nobody is doing it.
    They are right to do so, they invented a legal job like any other: to be a lawyer, a banker dealing with debts and unpaid mortgages or ├Ča head manager in a Health Insurance company is exaclty them same: people suffer for their utter frustration and you get lots of money from it. But you can't die from missing toys, you'll suffer much more if they take away your home or your life (yeah, I've seen Sicko from Mr. Moore).
    And... 99% of times, they don't damage us collectors, but children's parents, who suffer to find an alternative gift or to get scalpered online. I mean, people were paying 30$ on an Energon Arcee because it was "rare" and the same is happening with G1 movie Jazz or 2008 concept BB...!
     
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    As crazy/scary as these people sound, it all does come down to supply and demand. If someone is willing to shell out $40+++ for a couple bucks worth of plastic shaped into a deluxe 08 'Bee then dammit someone's gonna sell 'em.

    Though, it does suck when people like this are more than willing to slap one up for that price. :/
     
  16. Th0r4z1n3

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    Somebody should just go on there and turn them on to all the shitty Transformers that nobody wants, like Cybertron Scrapmetal.
     
  17. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hee Hee signed up but I may get my post moderated. You guys can tell which one I am!

    Roll Damn Tide!
     
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    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    E3Nine: Toys will tank this year.

    With the lead paint crisis in full mainstream effect, parents will be pushed away from them. Stick with video game consoles and electronics.

    Halo 3 is a billion dollar force in the entertainment field ... even hollywood is altering release schedules around it. Xbox 360 sales will be shoved into the stratosphere because of it.


    NICE!
     
  20. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    hahaha

    somebody post that vintage twin twists will go through the roof because of the inclusion of the jump starters in the transformers 2!
     

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