February 12, 2011

After I wouldn't let his son open a bunch of POKEMON cards before he paid for them...

22 comments:

  1. But.... she is right!

    It is stupid.

    And if I had the time and money I would again play Magic... I'm stupid too!

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  2. that's how scam's work, what a stupid customer, realising that it's a trap like that

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  3. I love how the commenters on this site are often as bad as the customers in the cartoon.

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  4. That's an interesting piece of self-criticism, Anonymous #2.

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  5. Well, were I the store owner, I would totally cherry pick a pack of the rarest cards imaginable, let them do it, and then charge them for each card's individual worth, no exceptions; just to prove a point.

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  6. Wow, that brought back memories of the time when I was a kid and I bought just a few packs of Pokemon cards from a store that was closing down. They had a big box with the standard booster packs in it for a dollar a pop, so I bought 5 packs before we went home.

    When I got home and opened them, however, I realized every one of them had at least one holographic legendary in it, with the goldmine pack containing two holographic legends (Ho-Oh and Mewtwo) and a holographic Nidoqueen. They weren't any special promo packs, just part of the regular wave at the time.

    Hoping to repeat my luck, my dad drove me back down to the store to try and get the remaining box, only to find out they had sold out. I'll never forget it, even though I never got into the TCG itself. The collecting was enough to keep me happy, and I still have my entire collection in a binder today. But the blind packaging is half the fun. -w-

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  7. Parents have got to take a big step away from their kids' childhoods. I don't mean take your eye of them, just BACK THE FUCK UP.

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  8. Yeah, I love opening blind packs of cards. =) Same with vinyl toy boxes.

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  9. So close, and yet so far, to any actual intelligent thought.

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  10. half the fun of booster packs is the mini gamble you take opening them!

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  11. ZombiWorkshop2/12/2011 7:03 PM

    BEHOLD! The righteous face-palm! (SCHPAK!)

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  12. How am I supposed to know what lotto numbers to choose if they won't tell me the winners first?

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  13. I used to piss off the TCG players at school by asking them if my trade of a rare card for a really crappy card was worth it. It made it even more special when I found a discarded Squirtle: "Hey, I traded this for a Charizard. Was that a good deal?"

    Of course, that was back in 1999 ...

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  14. The guy had a point.

    I played a collectable miniatures game for a while, and while opening the boosters and finding out what you got was fun, the financial investment certinally wasn't worth it.

    Of course, the game makers realise they'd make a lot less money if everyone could just buy the figures/cards they want and put together a balanced squad/deck.

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  15. How am I supposed to know if you have the brains enough to have an intelligent conversation with me if I don't crack your head open with a hammer first! Geez!

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  16. "How am I supposed to know what lotto numbers to choose if they won't tell me the winners first?"

    shh, the last thing they want is for pokemon card boosters to be considered gambling!

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  17. @Shooshy Anonymous: Not just Pokemon, but all CCGs and collectible miniature systems (e.g., LEGO Minifigures).

    On a related topic:
    http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2136#comic
    Pokemon: Building a more corrupt future for our children.

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  18. So says the guy who never bought a pack of baseball cards?

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  19. I was at Disney World for my honeymoon last May. While there, we were in a gift shop to purchase some of the Disney vinyl toys. There was a father yelling at the cashier because he couldn't understand the concept of blind boxes and didn't like that the vinyl toy his son opened was so "girly". Keep in mind, the Disney shops even have a trade system set up, but they didn't have the exact one he wanted for his son so it wasn't good enough. Finally my husband and I stepped in because we really didn't approve of this guy's behavior. Some people. . . .

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  20. This man is only guilty of knowing exactly what he wants, and pursuing it blindly.

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  21. If it was the kid saying it, that could be chalked up to youth. But this is the "adult" of the story. He should have an idea of how the world works.

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  22. "the world" works like this: your business is based on exploitation, and i don't give you my money

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