Pokémon Center super store in Tokyo finds clever way to deal with scalpers

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


A tricky technique worthy of a Pokémon championship battle.

A major new Pokémon release is always exciting for fans of the franchise. Unfortunately, it’s also always exciting for scalpers and speculators, who try to snatch up as much inventory as they can in order to resell it at prices inflated by the scarcity they themselves played a part in creating.

So with the newest expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Shield Silver Lance and Black Geist (to be collectively called Chilling Reign overseas) going on sale on Friday, the staff at the Pokémon Center

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