I've fought scalpers for over a decade, in
many different ways. I organized ATOM here in Michigan, a group of
collectors working together, in direct response to the wild days of the mid
90's. I've believed in the concepts of 1:1 trading and at cost deals
for years, and have tried to help out other collectors whenever
possible. And numero uno, I've never bought a currently shipping new
toy from a scalper for myself.
This month I'm doing an 'at cost' contest for
one of those nasty Marvel Legends chase figures - the Fantastic Four set
with the clear Invisible Woman (and repainted Torch)! I actually have
TWO of these, one in a box that's a little more beat up than the
other. For two lucky readers, they will cost retail ($40) plus tax
($2.50) plus shipping (probably around $6 - $8), much better than the ebay prices you could be paying, and
certainly better than turning to a scalper. I'll be drawing the two
names on October 1st, so get your entry in today!
I'll be looking to do more of these at cost contests in the
future for the harder to find figures that I come across. Don't forget
to include your email address!