Toy Scalpers Are Everywhere, Including Cedar Rapids
Do you remember seeing a toy in the store when you were a kid? Do you remember how excited you were to get a new toy? Well sadly that feeling is being taken away from many kids. This is thanks to scalpers.
We have all most likely heard of the word "scalper," but it is usually linked to sports,
A person who resells shares or tickets at a large or quick profit.
Thanks to the internet however, everything gets scalped, from shoes, clothes, and sadly toys.
Toys that are usually scalped range from cards, action figures, and LEGO. It's sad to see and hear about. Once a store "drops" a new shipment, adults rush in and buy all the product. They then sell these toys for more on their personal internet store.
Shelves at stores are usually left like this:
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The toys most affected are commonly Pokémon cards, Star Wars action figures, and specific LEGO. It's sad that kids don't get to see their toys on the shelves, or get them for a fair price. Rather we have people buying 10s of the same toys just to resell them.
Buying a few of something you like is fine, but to buy all of something only to sell it for twice as much is messed up. Especially when that thing is meant for children. Scalping has become a full time job for people. I for one am not a fan of it.