Would this be considered Scalper(ish)

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Lion, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Lion

    Lion Will bite you!

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    Proffesional scalper
     
  3. MikeTSI

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  4. Sector Seven

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    Oh yes. Scalpity-scalp scalp.
     
  5. Tech Spec

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    Oh fo sho! So many guys on the cybertron.ca boards are talking about how they cannot find 08 BB in stores. Man this is getting out of hand :mad 
     
  6. neek_buster

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    Man, These guys are parasites in TF community.... I don't even have one....
     
  7. Bryan

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    Ehh, that annoys me, but he can still be found at retail--just a little hard to do so is all. I'm gonna fall on the side of 'entrepreneur' with this one.
     
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    Scalper scumbag.
     
  9. Lion

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    wow, it sold...fake bidder???
     
  10. Deceptichage

    Deceptichage Decepticon Land Pirate

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    Yes! At $33 a pop when retail is almost $10
     
  11. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Yeah I saw this guy today. 08BB is 'rare' and he hasn't even seen full-scale release yet thanks almost entirely to these such people I assume.

    Check out this interesting thread over at cybertron.ca about this guy's auctions and something interesting going on with Alts in Missassauga, Canada, right now:

    http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3088
     
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    What the hell? How come we didn't get a butt load of new Alts at Walmart here in the states?
     
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    Heh yeah I know, it's only at one Walmart though and I assume you read about the little spaz-fest between collectors/scalpers that went down over the mirages and camshafts (sorry, mentioning many $10 camshafts probably wouldn't make americans feel any better) this morning?
     
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    Sadly I did read that. I would have gotten disgusted/felt dirty and walked away too. But then I would have yanked one of what I wanted out of the scalpers cart after they left the aisle empty. That how I got my TRU Rodimus Prime Re-issue. He had almost 10 of that toy alone, along with various other reissues.
     
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    hehe, you know I read of some of the collectors that just walked away with nothing while they saw the scalpers with 10+ of each in their shopping cart right in front of them. If I was going to go to the trouble of showing up at 8am in the first place I totally would have just walked right up to their face and pulled one of each of what I wanted out of their cart. What would they do about it? It's not like it's their property at that point or anything. And the manager, in this case especially, would have been on my side anyways. I don't mind in your face confrontation like that though so maybe it's just me (and you, except while they're not watching).
     
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    Glad i snagged my 08 last week. :/
     
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    It annoys me that someone bought it.
     
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    Fixed that for ya!
     
  19. Bumble Prime

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    damn it these scalpers are getting out of control.

    i love how popular the movie has made our hobby but ebay went down the tubes for reasonable purchase 4 months ago and now even the brick and mortar stores are getting wiped out by scalpers........

    i still lean on the idea that this form of "scalping" can not be more profitable than getting a real job.
     
  20. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I'm almost tempted to bend the corners on any new figures I see come in. Sucks for the MISB guys I know, but at least it keeps the figures out of scalper hands.
     

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