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theantiquetiger
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Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Have you ever bought a toy just for the intent of re-sale?

About 7 years ago, they released the ten year anniversary of Tickle Me Elmo TMX. It sold out nationwide in one day. My wife wanted one for my daughter, so I bought one off eBay for $70 (seller had name spelled wrong), but they were selling for around $100 each.

Three days after selling out nationwide, I was walking though Wal-Mart in Prairieville, and the lady was just stocking the stores alottment of 60. I bought 24 of them for $35, sold them within 6 hours for $90 each!!!

I know Hot Wheels are scalped pretty bad.



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Night Ranger
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As an action figure collector, I have NEVER scalped and frankly, people like you who do make me angry to the point of wanting to do you violence.

I was on one of my usual hunts, looking for Transformers at a local Wal-Mart. I see these two guys putting multiples of the same figures in their baskets.

They were fat, unwashed-looking, with long hair and mangy beards and tats and piercings. I could practically smell them.

I very much wanted to, at the least, ram their carts with mine and grab their stuff. At most, maybe give them a permanent reminder of why they're scum.

It's one thing to buy items and sell them with a slight markup on eBay. That's honorable. But a tremendous markup (like what YOU did) to satisfy your greed and take advantage of people who, like yourself, just want to get their child a toy?

That's dishonorable. Pray I never see you scalping in person.







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The Eric
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


get there earlier and stop whining....


Have you never seen Jingle All the Way?






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acgeaux129
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Actually never mind. You're TulaneLSU.


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Ponchy Tiger
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Its a free country and free market ( atleast for now ) so there is nothing wrong with doing this. But doing this does in a indirect way play with the emotions of children which is classless IMO. But the real a-holes are the toy companies who purposely underproduce a product, then over market it. Then over price it. With adults its one thing but doing this with a childs toy just doesn't sit well with me.





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Slingin Pickle
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


quote:

I was on one of my usual hunts, looking for Transformers at a local Wal-Mart


You must slay the puss






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shawnlsu
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As an action figure collector


Pussy, you should try it.






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Night Ranger
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I'm married with children of my own. But hey, making fun of a guy who collects action figures by insinuating he's a virgin or isn't manly, that's...that's brilliant, bro. Really. Like, you've just invented a new genre of insults! NO ONE ELSE has EVER thought of making that connection!

And no, it's NOT tired at all! You are THE MAN, bro! Man! With a wit like yours, I bet you "slay all the puss" you see! All the time, dawg! Aw, hellz yeah, man! Aw yeah, son! The ladies, they just flock to you, man, 'cause you're SO original! So smart!

Let me guess...your hobbies include not reading any and all books, watching Ultimate Fighter while talkin' to your "boo" on your cell, and then gettin' f****ed up "in da club" with all that money you pull down from working offshore!

Go look up "irony" and "sarcasm" and "depth," have someone explain how those terms apply to my reply to you, and then come back and we'll talk like adults.







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Cajun Revolution
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


I'm just curious. I have all the 1st edition new in box Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...even bebop, rocksteady and the Alligator guy (more rare).

That worth anything? Bought them 10 years ago.






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Night Ranger
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Read my reply to your douchebag pal above, realize you're a douchebag coonass, and then shut the frick up.







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TigerStripes06
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Wowwwwww





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Swoopin
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Alter





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Night Ranger
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CajunRevolution, if those are MOC (Mint on Card) and the cards are in good condition, those are probably worth quite a bit. I'd definitely see what they're going for on eBay or maybe have them graded. Grading will cost you, but it protects the packaging and increases the price you can ask when/if you sell them.

LINK







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JonTheTigerFan
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


This guy will make the news someday





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lathoroughbred
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quote:

Alter


Maybe, came out swingin though. I am entertained.






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Cajun Revolution
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


They are all definitely Mint on Card and never been punched. I just did a look on Ebay...not really excited about their pricing but I'm not sure what kind of condition those are in.

They all look around $20 which is a little bit more than I paid.

I remember paying $25 for Leatherhead and the one on Ebay is like $20. Not real enthused at the moment.






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madamsquirrel
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


Someone please go to the baby model thread and acknowledge my humor TIA





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Tigerholic
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Damn man, that is the making of an epic "u mad" toy figure collector edition. I'm not messing with you bro.





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Geauxtiga
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


quote:

I was on one of my usual hunts, looking for Transformers at a local Wal-Mart. I see these two guys putting multiples of the same figures in their baskets.

They were fat, unwashed-looking, with long hair and mangy beards and tats and piercings.
Yet they were ahead of YOU.

But hey, if you don't get help with us, get help with SOMEONE.






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Tigerbait337
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re: Have you ever Toy Scalped?


At least TulaneLsu can use curse words with his new alter.. His post will be funner to read





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