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How Online Bots Drive Up Holiday Toy Prices03:46

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Ticket scalpers have done it for years, but now so-called "toy bots" have bought up some of the season's hottest toys and are getting ready to mark up the price to sell on third-party sites like eBay and Amazon.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with MSNBC's Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) about what consumers can do to protect themselves.

This segment aired on December 5, 2017.


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