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Old 09-03-2010, 10:13 AM   #21
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

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A few months back there was the package, but no figure!! Someone opened it and took off the figure! How did they have time to do that?
I see this more then figure swaps.

Mostly on Marvel figires, but one time I found a empty Leader megs
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #22
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

Another big problem I find in stores is the BAF piece missing or stolen. It totally turns the collector away from buying it as we are also paying for the figure and the BAF piece.

I have seen a variant Booster Gold from the DCUC line with the package ripped opened without the BAF. I would have bought it if it was complete.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:27 AM   #23
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I see this more then figure swaps.

Mostly on Marvel figires, but one time I found a empty Leader megs
I see this all the time but strangely only with IM2 figures. And for some reason even after restocks they keep them on the shelves.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:02 AM   #24
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

im assuming you see that at walmart. Walmart employees don't really care what happen, as long as they get their pay cheques in the end
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:10 AM   #25
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

You know, if you're gonna steal something, at least have the balls to steal something decent. Like an MP Grimlock or something. I really wish I could catch one of these repackers.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #26
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I really wish I could catch one of these repackers.

I literally tried to stake out the zellers near me in attempt to do just that. Problem is I think the person doing it was actually one of the employees. It was happening to much.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:53 PM   #27
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

The catch with the out and out thrft is that stores budget for theft. If a build a whatever peice gets stolen they should mark the figure down and sell it none the less.

Too often they just leave it on the peg trying to sell it for regular price.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:04 AM   #28
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

It happens in Ottawa all the time.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:47 AM   #29
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^ i see it all the time. Action Figures get stolen a lot. I also see open card packs around stores all the time
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #30
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Re: Action Figure Fraud: Is this a problem at your local stores???

I have probably seen empty packages more then an actual figure swapped out.
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