I like Pokemon more than you! :p
A new story has just been posted to PokéBeach's front page:
2 of a kind is still incredibly scarce I mean c'mon
This begs the question - if they had Staff promos printed, why did they discontinue them BEFORE distributing these? What was the problem with them, exactly? This looks to me more like a technological/pipeline problem.
If your LGS isn't giving you the rewards and compensation you deserve, then report them and, most importantly, stop supporting that LGS with your labor.Before they stopped making the promos, Judges and Organizers like myself were basically at the mercy of the kindness of the LGS to give us the cards. They technically aren't allowed to sell them, so it shouldn't matter what other people are selling them for. But while some people got the cards that they were supposed to receive, others didn't. And since one couldn't be sure who was selling what, I guess TCPi said "eff it" and put the brakes on the whole thing.