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Akihabara card shop asks visitors to stop getting liquored up inside the store

Sir, this is a place for Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh, not beer and shochu.

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Stores in Japan ask customers to prove they’re real Pokémon fans when buying cards to stop scalpers

Pokémon quizzes and deck inspections are part of the plan to spot resellers.

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Japanese stores create clever anti-scalper policies for Pokémon cards, Gundam model kits

Making sure they end up in the hands of Pokémon Trainers and mobile suit fans, not resellers.

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