At my comic shop. This was a guy who unfortunately remembered me from when I used to buy off a flea market dealer (who recently got out of the figure business) several years back. Not a young guy either - gotta be at least in his late 40's. I'm ashamed to admit that I used to be firendly to this guy, even though I knew he was a scalpr, and once bought an AOTC Clone Pilot off the guy for retail price (likely because he had so many, he couldn't sell them). the bum must have no life, cuz his entire trunk was filled with HTF figures from SW, McFarlane, and others.
When the ROTS 2-packs came out last year, I ran into this guy in TRU in the SW section. This guy pretended act friendly to me, asking if I was still collecting, right before proceeding to grab every 2-pack with the 501st Clone in it. I was so furious, I walked out, wishing I'd asked the guy if he was "still scalping."
Last week, I see this guy is now selling the figs to my comic book shop, which now explians where the figs are going since the two flea market dealers are long out of the business. I ignored the guy last week, and when he tried to wave to me in the parking lot, I pretended I didn't see him. Well, today, as i'm going into the store, I see this idiot parked illegally, getting out of his car by the entrance, and I tried to ignore him. He yells out "hey, you still interested in star wars," and I completely blew him of, giving him a nasty "I'm not interested" while never stopping 'til I got in the store. Needless to say, I was extremely PO'd, wishing I could have told him off about how he's screwing little kids and true collectors out of figs, but it wasn't worth belaboring it. I'm just glad to not be lining this guy's pockets myself, but it's frustrating to know he's still out there screwing the rest of us out of figs just to make a fast buck while supplying comic shops. I'll never buy anything but comics from this store as a result now.