The Bot that stole Christmas

WXYZPublished: November 23, 2017
Published: November 23, 2017

Many  parents know that feeling of dread when you can’t get your hands on the hot toy of the holiday season.  But what you might not realize is that it’s not just high demand that’s making these items scarce -- it’s actually hi-tech, high-speed software robots that snatch up the sought after toys before you can get them in your cart.  Once they buy up as many as they can, they turn around and sell them on the secondary market at a premium.

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