Scalping to the extreme! Explains a thing or two though...

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Re: Woman, adult son stole $2M in toys at Toys R Us

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:28 pm

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mooncake623 wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/deputies-fla-woman-adult-son-stole-2m-toys-162810129.html

wow..

possible they've been Stealing all the Vehicons?



Probably all the Vehicons and Shockwaves both. :VEHI:


Seriously? I highly doubt it. In all likelihood, they were stealing small-but-expensive items like cameras. A kid might steal a Transformer. Professional shoplifters wouldn't waste their time with $10-$15 toys in over-sized packaging. Also, do you really think those two would know which Transformers are more in-demand? I highly doubt that as well.

The reason you're not finding Vehicon and Shockwave is that the retailers aren't stocking much of them. It's as simple as that.
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Re: Woman, adult son stole $2M in toys at Toys R Us

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:31 pm

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I was kind of half Joking.

Just felt like blaming someone for not being able to find a vehicon. so since they we finally got them after 2MM in stolen toys. I believe we'll finally see that vehicon in stores!! (one can hope)
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Re: Woman, adult son stole $2M in toys at Toys R Us

Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:52 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/deputies-fla-woman-adult-son-stole-2m-toys-162810129.html

wow..

possible they've been Stealing all the Vehicons?



Probably all the Vehicons and Shockwaves both. :VEHI:


Seriously? I highly doubt it. In all likelihood, they were stealing small-but-expensive items like cameras. A kid might steal a Transformer. Professional shoplifters wouldn't waste their time with $10-$15 toys in over-sized packaging. Also, do you really think those two would know which Transformers are more in-demand? I highly doubt that as well.

The reason you're not finding Vehicon and Shockwave is that the retailers aren't stocking much of them. It's as simple as that.


Oh c'mon man I was only rolling with the joke, a bit of sarcasm! I too doubt the persons involved would be going down the action-figure section when there is so much more expensive hardware and electronics to be made off with.

Yeah the culprits shoulda taken any and all BB's and dumped them in a garbage bin on the way out...:)). :VEHI:
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Re: Scalping to the extreme! Explains a thing or two though...

Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:52 pm

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DISCHARGE wrote:You need to think like a criminal.
If you could stick 5-10+ items with better-awesome resale value than retail in a large children's item box and pay $40 or less for the whole lot(and get away with it hundreds/thousands of times? :shock:) you would see opportunity staring you in the face. Toys like LPS are small and have a good fan base, prime targets.

Working with a small team, 2 or more, things can be coordinated for organized criminal activities. Gathering information, staging of products, the guy on the inside. Done by more than one person creates confusion for any Loss Prevention watching cameras.
To be able to pull off such a huge value of cash is amazing.
I don't condone this activity by the way, but have had "conversations" about this very subject though.

The thing is, though, the figs that retail for $10 yet sell for $50...they're hard to find. If you could easily grab 5 or 10 at a time, they probably wouldn't be going for $50 a pop with a $10 retail price. From what I gather, this dude was selling toys at regular prices or less, but he was only paying a fraction of what they were worth.
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