(WHDH) — Cyber Scrooges are driving up prices on popular holiday items.
Officials said bots are going online and buying out popular toys.
This forces people to shop on third-party websites like Amazon and eBay where items can sell for a lot more than their original price.
Industry experts say a barbie dream house has sold for as much as $1,500.
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