Around 1:15am on Monday morning, January 29th, Buy, Sell, PLAY! was broken into, robbed, and ransacked! This is very upsetting to us all because we started this business for the community and wanted this to be a safe place for gamers to come and play their favorite card games and purchase all of their cards and accessories without having to drive long distances out for things that they, before, could not get here locally in DeLand!
The thieves took a lot of Pokemon stock and destroyed a lot of high dollar Magic: The Gathering cards. They swiped a ton of Magic: The Gathering packs, all of the Funko Pops, the cash register that went with our POS and more. We are still discovering missing items. They also destroyed the back doors of multiple businesses trying to locate our business (they did not rob anyone else, luckily).
We just spent a ton of money on all of this inventory, spent hundreds of hours organizing it and putting it into the system just last week and now we have to take a loss on the inventory, money and time spent, and basically start over as the insurance policy we had did not cover theft.
We just had ADT install motion detectors and a police alerting security system LAST WEEK which actually failed to perform at all as it should have, so we also have to deal with the hassle of figuring out why our newly installed system did not work whatsoever and getting something set up that DOES work.
We are starting this fundraiser to help our store recuperate losses in sealed product, replace our broken POS system, repair the back door, and upgrade our security and surveillance equipment. Our hope is that the community can back us so that we come out stronger then ever and continue to provide a safe and family friendly atmosphere!
If you are able to donate ANY amount, we will be eternally grateful! If you can't, please just share this fundraiser and lend us your thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and thank you for your support of Buy, Sell, PLAY!