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    Target is banning the sale of certain brands of trading cards, and will no longer carry them at physical locations. This is apparently due to safety issues, with official banners being posted up in certain locations across the United States, claiming that the decision is to, "ensure the safety of our guests and team members". The new policy hasn't gone into effect just yet, but will be happening at all Target locations tomorrow, May 14th. Customers will still be able to buy the banned brands of cards, which include Pokemon, MLB, NFL, and NBA trading cards online at Target.com. While Target hasn't pointed out what safety issues in specific it has regarding the cards, there have been occasions of crime occurring and fights breaking out at Target stores over them. Just a few days ago, a man was assaulted by a group of other men, with the latter attempting to steal the cards from the individual. At least, until he pulled out a gun and scared the would-be thieves away, all whilst in the parking lot of a Target.

    Another major American retail chain, Walmart, is also choosing to prohibit the sale of all trading cards, following these recent events. Some Walmart stores have similarly posted notices in newly cleaned-out sections, explaining that "inappropriate customer behavior " has lead to the decision to no longer sell cards.

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  3. CeeDee

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    And yet, they still continue to sell plenty of much less safe items than trading cards... :creep:
     
  4. pustal

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    This seems like straight out of The Onion.
     
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    *Great Value cleaning spray who's spillage all over myself legit almost caused me to lose sight in one eye intensifies*

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    Or the Babylon Bee.
     
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    Man, glad I don't do shopping at either place.
     
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    HAHAHA! I recall many years ago that the one reason they where banned in all schools was because of fighting. I recall that at my school barely anyone was into pokemon cards anyway. I think because of all the Youtubers getting into selling the cards now that is why there is such a big demand of people wanting the cards. Though i think that most of that cards that are worth a damm are usally really old and cost you an organ to afford it.

    Will our resident gbatemp news rapper have a fire rap for this one.
     
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    This can be blamed on the dumbasses that ruined it for everyone else.
     
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    lets ban violent video games and tcgs. Oh, guns and alcohol? Lets keep those.
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    The Pokemon fanbase never disappoints

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    Goddamn liberals, you'll have to pry my Great Value cleaning spray from my cold dead hands!
     
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    ...or have security filter out people who have weapons coming into the store.........................?
     
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    Thank god I work at a small target. Never had any customer issues so far this year. Interesting how Covid makes anything valuable - like im seeing grown men try to find certain hotwheels to buy, so they can re sell it for $50. Then you have ppl actually camping outside for baseball cards.
     
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    only in america will you ever hear such crap.

    ban the sales of trading cards to ensure safety of others

    yet its ok to sell guns guns
     
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    Always knew Chary actually lives in the U.K.

    Her cover is blown. :ninja:
    I will now read all front page material in a British accent and it will be very funny indeed.
     
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    Actually this was in place today, the shelves were gone at target and there was a sign (I was looking for digimon vpets and I can't find them at any target ;-; )
     
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    So.... People will just buy cards online then?

    And then they wonder why they keep losing customers...
     
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    WTF, are new Pokemon cards really so valuable that they're worth stealing and starting fist fights over? Back in my day even a foil first edition Charizard was only worth about a hundred bucks, and that was the rarest card.
     
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    At least I can buy it at my local Asian toy store
     
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    I've been corrupted by all my friends, those darn Canadians and Brits!!
     
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    These people are a product of this society... Nuff Said!
     
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