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I ran into Target this morning at open and was checking the shelves for a starter.

Their shelves are near the customer service lane and I overheard a customer making a return of a "dice game". I looked over and seen him returning a pile of MDM boosters.

I can only suspect that his plan was to buy a pile, open until R & SR were pulled, and return the remaining C & UC packs.

Soooo... Target boosters may be getting picked over.
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Re: Watch you boosters from Target
That's dirty.
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Re: Watch you boosters from Target
Wow. That's low.
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Better to get them through the hobby stores then. They would recognize the trick. Wait, can they actually deny a refund?
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okami31 wrote:
Better to get them through the hobby stores then. They would recognize the trick. Wait, can they actually deny a refund?


Wow, that's certainly a gray area. If he's returning unopened packages I don't think there's a whole lot they can do. A smaller store like a hobby shop or game store would probably refuse him because they'd understand what was happening. A larger store like Target probably wouldn't recognize that happening.
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Does anyone know their return policy? I have a hard time believing they would take back open packs of cards.
 
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thefub wrote:
Does anyone know their return policy? I have a hard time believing they would take back open packs of cards.


No, these were unopened. I'm pretty sure these would be like video games, no opened returns.
 
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You'd think they'd understand the concept of a collectible game considering the wall of Magic/Pokemon I've seen at most Targets. Maybe MDM is just not registering to them as collectible.
 
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mattamd wrote:
okami31 wrote:
Better to get them through the hobby stores then. They would recognize the trick. Wait, can they actually deny a refund?


Wow, that's certainly a gray area. If he's returning unopened packages I don't think there's a whole lot they can do. A smaller store like a hobby shop or game store would probably refuse him because they'd understand what was happening. A larger store like Target probably wouldn't recognize that happening.


And a larger store wouldn't make a fuss out of it if they did..
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Dan8765309 wrote:
thefub wrote:
Does anyone know their return policy? I have a hard time believing they would take back open packs of cards.


No, these were unopened. I'm pretty sure these would be like video games, no opened returns.


Okay. It did not sink into my head what he may be doing until I read the post again.
 
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people are just so nuts and idiotic when it come to this kinda crap they wanna pull....

just for a stupid ultra rare Elastic Man.....

just idiotic....
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johnjon wrote:
You'd think they'd understand the concept of a collectible game considering the wall of Magic/Pokemon I've seen at most Targets. Maybe MDM is just not registering to them as collectible.


Nobody that works at Target will possibly know that.

This is fringe gaming territory, not the blender section.
 
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It should be noted ... this is just my conspiracy theorist observation. He could have just legitimately not wanted the product too.
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A person that would do this is not a real gamer.
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A person that would do this is not a real gamer.


Nah, I'm betting anyone pulling this kinda shenanigans is out to make a buck. With the early eBay prices being what they are this sort of sneakiness could probably turn a profit. Sad.
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Could be worse I've seen packs of cards opened in the aisle at the toys r us near me.
 
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This is no different than how the Target exclusive mass market gravity feed HeroClix figure sets (the movie tie ins, such as Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Avengers) have been picked over. Its been common practice for collectors to buy displays, open the packs, stop when their set is complete, and return the rest. Target's open return policy doesn't account for collectible, random distribution items, and likely never will.

Bottom line is if it isn't a full display case, you're taking a measure of risk if you're hoping for a chance at the rarer items.

And while I don't have the details for who is the exact vendor of Dice Masters, if it is the same as HeroClix, MtG, and a slew of other collectible items at the store, it isn't Target that stocks them. It is a company called Excell Marketing, which has shelf space at Target and sells through them. As such, Target personnel are going to have minimal information on stocking information including release dates and restocks until they actually occur. It is also one of the reasons why Target is not overly concerned with returns on these items - it isn't their sales that are being impacted.

Typically you can tell which stock is from Excell Marketing by its Target store location - usually a display row parallel to the register aisles, with some items also on end aisle caps in the toy section.

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I'm not surprised at all. When I opened my first booster box, I got my Super Rare and 10 Rares and still had 10 boosters left to open. I still went on the hope that I somehow got an awesome booster box that had extra good stuff in it, but I wondered if someone else would then take those 10 boosters and put them up for sale on Ebay (which I why I would recommend not buying small groups of boosters online).

However, with my second box, I had two boosters left and hadn't pulled my Super Rare or final Rare and guess what was in those two boosters?? I guess if someone wants to try their luck this way, whatever, but it's pretty risky.

I did shake my head when I opened the Super Rare and got the same one as my first box though. Oh well, I'm sure I can flip my extra Black Widow for some Rares that I still need.
 
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I don't get it... Do you think the guy is getting what he wants and some how resealing the packs then bringing them back??
 
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My target had boosters listed at $2.49 I thought. I didn't bother taking one to the price scanner to double check it, I have no intentions of ever buying boosters there when I know my FLGS has them. That's the easiest solution.

My store has done really well keeping boosters in stock, and they keep track of whether a SR has been pulled or not from the current open boxes. It's a great selling tactic lol.
 
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BlueTegu wrote:
I don't get it... Do you think the guy is getting what he wants and some how resealing the packs then bringing them back??


The theory is this.

1 - Buy 20 packs

2 - Open packs until you hit the super rare (lets say it is in pack seven)

3 - Return the 13 unopened packs.

4 - Profit?
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BlueTegu wrote:
I don't get it... Do you think the guy is getting what he wants and some how resealing the packs then bringing them back??


Each Gravity Feed is 60 individual, unopened packs.

So, if you open ten or twelve or twenty . . . and get the cards you want . . . and "know" that there's only one Super Rare or X Rares per Feed . . . you can take the rest back and get a refund.

Theeeen, when you or I see the boosters at Target, we buy them and have almost no chance of receiving a Super Rare, and a greatly lessened chance of receiving a Rare.

Insidious!
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Thanks for the tip!

I bought the last four packs from my local Target after buying a gravity feed from CSI. I had every card in these four packs - I think 6 were commons and 2 were uncommons. This might explain why.
 
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JBMoby wrote:
BlueTegu wrote:
I don't get it... Do you think the guy is getting what he wants and some how resealing the packs then bringing them back??


The theory is this.

1 - Buy 20 packs

2 - Open packs until you hit the super rare (lets say it is in pack seven)

3 - Return the 13 unopened packs.

4 - Profit?


Or, he bought a gravity box online at a sharp discount, gets all the cards he needs then proceeds to 'return' the opened packs to a retailer (at a higher cost per pack) potentially making some/most of his money back.
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Thanks for the tip!

I bought the last four packs from my local Target after buying a gravity feed from CSI. I had every card in these four packs - I think 6 were commons and 2 were uncommons. This might explain why.


Just plain old random chance can also explain it. Out of four packs, there's a 33% chance you won't see a rare at all. And a 96% chance you won't see a SR.
 
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