As I mentioned earlier today, scalp sucks. Many of them swiped in captured a bunch of Sanrio Animal Crossing amiibo cards that were sold today and Target and turned around and started selling them on eBay at ridiculous prices.
So how did this happen? As we have seen with new consoles and such, it is almost as difficult to get new things as to be vaccinated. Yet something like this, which should have had no problems, was full of them. Why?
It turns out that Target had a lot to do with it. As time goes on and more and more reports come in, people start asking questions about why people on Twitter continue to post pictures that show they have more. How did they manage to buy these?
They should not.
As time went on today, more and more people started posting that they were sure they would get it today because they had pre-ordered it through the website. However, they were surprised to find out that their order was canceled.
The reason is that most stores, when they found out that the item was launched today, absolutely did not want to relate to the people and just sold them. “Oh, you wanted to pick up the package you put money on? Sorry, we sold our entire warehouse to a clown on Twitch who wanted to give it to subscribers. “
This is far from an isolated thing as well. Apparently, many scalpers cooled just outside Target, and despite the fact that something like this obviously had to be one per customer, went out with the majority of the stock. One person even told me that the person behind her in the queue asked for “everything that was left” and was handed them.
So while scalps and stock-clearing people are still absolutely awful people, there is something that could have been avoided if Target had made it remarkably easy to just follow its own stated rules.
On the plus side, since the incident has hardly caused bad PR for Nintendo, it hopefully means they will think twice before working with the company again.