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NEWS: 3 Arrested for Bilking 86 Million Yen in Digimon Stickers




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Shiro_Shishi



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:07 am Reply with quote
I am proud for whoever wrote this article.

I never thought I would see the word Bilking in my life again after reading it in a dictionary!
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H0shi



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:31 am Reply with quote
really...otakus...
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egoist



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:51 am Reply with quote
H0shi wrote:
really...otakus...
We might as well blame otakus for the second World War.
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Niomo



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:47 am Reply with quote
Shiro_Shishi wrote:
I am proud for whoever wrote this article.

I never thought I would see the word Bilking in my life again after reading it in a dictionary!


I thought the same thing. But you know the sad part? I only remember the word Bilking, and not what the article was about Anime dazed
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Otaku_X



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:52 am Reply with quote
How did this plan work exactly? And why are there Pokemon stickers in the picture with the Digimon ones?

hehe. Bilking.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:30 am Reply with quote
Wow selling stickers there is some thing sad about that
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Gyt Kaliba



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Okay...Color me stupid. What'd they do exactly? Something in the wording has confused me. Confused

They ordered these stickers, and were then selling them for profit?
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:33 pm Reply with quote
Gyt Kaliba wrote:
Okay...Color me stupid. What'd they do exactly? Something in the wording has confused me. Confused

They ordered these stickers, and were then selling them for profit?


The three suspects allegedly received 86 million yen from ANA Trading to purchase 5.6 million Digimon stickers. However, police say that the three placed fake orders, and ANA Trading apparently did not receive the stickers or its money back.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:35 pm Reply with quote
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The suspects are two former ANA Trading employees — 35-year-old Ryūshi Taniya and 37-year-old Tadashi Amano — and Kazunori Tsuda, the 45-year-old former president of the confectionary maker Himalaya Tokyo.

Though perhaps a result of my upbringing, I have never associated confectioners — out of all people — to be the sort of person willing to dabble in criminal ventures. The homely charm of a varied array of sweet jars always leads me to trust those who tend to them.
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:37 pm Reply with quote
Otaku_X wrote:
And why are there Pokemon stickers in the picture with the Digimon ones?


Himalaya Tokyo also sold Pokémon pastries with stickers, although they were not listed as part of this alleged scam.
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Gyt Kaliba



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:41 pm Reply with quote
Egan Loo wrote:
Gyt Kaliba wrote:
Okay...Color me stupid. What'd they do exactly? Something in the wording has confused me. Confused

They ordered these stickers, and were then selling them for profit?


The three suspects allegedly received 86 million yen from ANA Trading to purchase 5.6 million Digimon stickers. However, police say that the three placed fake orders, and ANA Trading apparently did not receive the stickers or its money back.


Ohh, okay. So basically, they kept the money, and no stickers were actually ordered, yes?

That makes more sense now. Thanks.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:42 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
Wow selling stickers there is some thing sad about that


Agreed, I mean don't these people have anything better to do?

This is just like plagiarism, eventually you'll get caught and when that happens, the consequences are huge.

Seriously, some people just have way too much time on their hands these days.
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