Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Holiday Bots Are Stealing Christmas, Driving Up Prices

The biggest enemy of toy companies this holiday season? "Grinch" bots. Online bots are going online and buying out all of the popular holiday toys, leaving parents having to shop on secondary sites for much higher prices.

News Image

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling on retailers to crack down on the "Grinch bots" that are spoiling the holiday season. Schumer wrote a letter to the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association asking for their help investigating the bot issue on their members’ websites, urging them to try to ensure consumers are given fair access to popular merchandise.