So this ass is a scalper and decided to gloat about buying up Venus and Robecca dolls around their area!
This is why you don't buy from freaking Ebay on "pre-orders" or Craigslist and you need to write corporations a letter to limit the purchase of these dolls!
As trinlayk said on this flickr posting:
"The place to fight this isn't at Ebay. Except in that passing word around to NEVER go for the obscene Buy it nows, and to limit bidding to maybe $5 over the store price or RIGHT AT store price. If no one will pay the crazy BIN the scalpers will hopefully return them and stop the practice... this also has to be spread across ALL fandoms for ALL toys. (it affects more then than just the MH fans)
One way to fight this is to get a LETTER campaign going, actual HANDWRITTEN letters, sent through the USPS (yes costing stamps) sent to the Corporate HQs of the store that sell them like this.... (Can we use your photo?) Because if TRU / Walmart / Target etc will sell them One of a Kind per Customer, on the new hot releases, or even UP to 3 of a kind to a customer after things have been out for a little while, (or some other reasonable limit) : this sort of hoarding wouldn't be possible, or would require MUCH more work / driving around / paying for helpers to stand in line to buy their max allowed etc. I know that at least locally, at least some of the TRU have cracked down on the people on staff taking things out of circulation before they even get on the shelves to sell on Ebay.... but it's not all stores throughout the whole area."