Collectors Lair

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I have actually been going to this store since I was a young kid and I eventually grew up and found out that these guys have been ripping me off for years! They will charge you 3x what something is actually worth and the pricing in their store is awful! And don't bother trying to trade in anything to their store because you will be offered an insulting price!!! The store is also a downgrade from their last store...It's extremely small and has an odor. There is constantly stuff on the floor and the shop is always messy and disgusting. I luckily found a store right down the road from collectors lair called "Electronics to go" and these guys have been more than fair with prices and trade ins as far as games and I will be taking my money there for now on!

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I have actually been going to this store since I was a young kid and I eventually grew up and found out that these guys have been ripping me off for years! They will charge you 3x what something is actually worth and the pricing in their store is awful! And don't bother trying to trade in anything to their store because you will be offered an insulting price!!! The store is also a downgrade from their last store...It's extremely small and has an odor. There is constantly stuff on the floor and the shop is always messy and disgusting. I luckily found a store right down the road from collectors lair called "Electronics to go" and these guys have been more than fair with prices and trade ins as far as games and I will be taking my money there for now on!

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The owners James & Paula are incessantly talking about how they have done no wrong , everyone is against them etc.They rarely if ever take responsibility for their own actions.Felony charges, store burning to the ground etc. Never their fault.The new store is a crowded mess.Preaching the Gospel with one hand, while buying stolen merchandise and putting it on Ebay with the other.Business continues as usual.Yes i agree they need prayer , but it's for them to clean up their act.

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The owners James & Paula are incessantly talking about how they have done no wrong , everyone is against them etc.They rarely if ever take responsibility for their own actions.Felony charges, store burning to the ground etc. Never their fault.The new store is a crowded mess.Preaching the Gospel with one hand, while buying stolen merchandise and putting it on Ebay with the other.Business continues as usual.Yes i agree they need prayer , but it's for them to clean up their act.

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This is the worst store I have ever encountered. They are antiquated, the owner's wife, Paula, painstakingly makes customers wait while she dilly dallies on the phone or having petty conversations with her husband and daughter whom she employs to work for them. Their daughter is a sweetheart but I pity her and pray for her to have such dishonest parents. They play Gospel music in the background while they rip off people and talk about people with immunity and then ask people to pray for them.

The owner's wife is very dishonest. She is facing severe charges for receiving and buying stolen goods. She told everyone she can that the fire chief is not investigating the fire of their original store, but it is still under investigation due to questions about the timing in relation to her 2012 arrest. It is unreal that Liberty helped them restock merchandise-they helped thieves but will not help feed or cloth the poor in our community in Lynchburg.

Jerry taught these people how to scam good. Stay away from them and their store. Bad news. I will never go their again. Filthy, crowded, unorganized, and old credit card machine, no organization in thought or deed their. Very greedy people. God is watching and God does not like UGLY!

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This is the worst store I have ever encountered. They are antiquated, the owner's wife, Paula, painstakingly makes customers wait while she dilly dallies on the phone or having petty conversations with her husband and daughter whom she employs to work for them. Their daughter is a sweetheart but I pity her and pray for her to have such dishonest parents. They play Gospel music in the background while they rip off people and talk about people with immunity and then ask people to pray for them.

The owner's wife is very dishonest. She is facing severe charges for receiving and buying stolen goods. She told everyone she can that the fire chief is not investigating the fire of their original store, but it is still under investigation due to questions about the timing in relation to her 2012 arrest. It is unreal that Liberty helped them restock merchandise-they helped thieves but will not help feed or cloth the poor in our community in Lynchburg.

Jerry taught these people how to scam good. Stay away from them and their store. Bad news. I will never go their again. Filthy, crowded, unorganized, and old credit card machine, no organization in thought or deed their. Very greedy people. God is watching and God does not like UGLY!

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To whom it may concern,
I am the lady that helps at The Collector's Lair. Our business is very complicated since we deal with used as well as new merchandise. That is why when people inquire about how much we pay for items we have to educate ourselves with how much something sells on the market or how much we can sell it for in our little store. Our response does not make everybody happy, because everybody is trying to survive in a harsh economical world. We explain most of the time why we offer that and not a higher price. We have to deal with the same market and with the harsh necessities of our little universe. Nobody is forced to sell to us, but a lot of people choose to do so, some because they see the fairness we deal with everybody, and the fact that they don't have to wait for money to clear off the internet or to deal with the chance of not selling their item at a yard sale or flea market, not to mention temperatures and working for hours, gas for their car etc.
Not everything that comes through our doors is something that we can sell, in which case we either give a small offer or say that we are not interested, or we buy it to help the person that is usually in dire need of cash for something like food or bills. We are not always in a position to spend that extra money ourselves, as we
are parents to 4 children, who have needs just like any other children. We also have been the victims of a terrible fire last January, that wiped all our business and destroyed a lot of our personal items, as we were painting our 100 year old house, and had stored our stuff in the basement of the store that burned down.
To the people who have time to spread their opinions on public avenues like the site we are on, I just have one thing to say: be careful, all of us live in glass houses, life is fragile, handle with care and prayer, a lot of things are not as they seem, even if the public thinks that they are correctly informed, odds are you don't have all the facts!!!!
As far as our daughter helping, she is a saint/great to help her parents in need, but we are human, and some days are harder than others. If our personal conversation offended you, I wish you had said something. She is a teen, and parents and children don't always see eye to eye. I hope you never have disagreements with your children, just don't see how you realistically can claim that.
We appreciate all the business that our city has given us over the years, and God willing plan to be here for more to come. That being said, if we can help you with our business or personally, we will try.
I've learned to take things one day at a time, and fully enjoy my family, not taking things for granted.
Be blessed, and if there is anything you need in the future hope that you can say it to our face not through a back biting manner.
Thank you for your time and love, Lynchburg.
God bless and forgive us our short comings at this great time of Christmas!!!!:) Paula

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To whom it may concern,
I am the lady that helps at The Collector's Lair. Our business is very complicated since we deal with used as well as new merchandise. That is why when people inquire about how much we pay for items we have to educate ourselves with how much something sells on the market or how much we can sell it for in our little store. Our response does not make everybody happy, because everybody is trying to survive in a harsh economical world. We explain most of the time why we offer that and not a higher price. We have to deal with the same market and with the harsh necessities of our little universe. Nobody is forced to sell to us, but a lot of people choose to do so, some because they see the fairness we deal with everybody, and the fact that they don't have to wait for money to clear off the internet or to deal with the chance of not selling their item at a yard sale or flea market, not to mention temperatures and working for hours, gas for their car etc.
Not everything that comes through our doors is something that we can sell, in which case we either give a small offer or say that we are not interested, or we buy it to help the person that is usually in dire need of cash for something like food or bills. We are not always in a position to spend that extra money ourselves, as we
are parents to 4 children, who have needs just like any other children. We also have been the victims of a terrible fire last January, that wiped all our business and destroyed a lot of our personal items, as we were painting our 100 year old house, and had stored our stuff in the basement of the store that burned down.
To the people who have time to spread their opinions on public avenues like the site we are on, I just have one thing to say: be careful, all of us live in glass houses, life is fragile, handle with care and prayer, a lot of things are not as they seem, even if the public thinks that they are correctly informed, odds are you don't have all the facts!!!!
As far as our daughter helping, she is a saint/great to help her parents in need, but we are human, and some days are harder than others. If our personal conversation offended you, I wish you had said something. She is a teen, and parents and children don't always see eye to eye. I hope you never have disagreements with your children, just don't see how you realistically can claim that.
We appreciate all the business that our city has given us over the years, and God willing plan to be here for more to come. That being said, if we can help you with our business or personally, we will try.
I've learned to take things one day at a time, and fully enjoy my family, not taking things for granted.
Be blessed, and if there is anything you need in the future hope that you can say it to our face not through a back biting manner.
Thank you for your time and love, Lynchburg.
God bless and forgive us our short comings at this great time of Christmas!!!!:) Paula

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Like the other person here I wished I could give a better rating, but this store is filthy. Behind the counter they have left over food days old, and I mean days old. Their daughters are treated like they are working in children slave countries in China. Paula barking orders to her daughters like indentured slaves. Her and her husband should be called in for verbal child abuse and child neglect working them like dogs.

The majority of the stuff in the store is garbage that is over prices. Please do not try to sell your items there. Do a yard sale or better yet, try to sell it on Amazon or Ebay or Etsy. If you can do none of those then go to Lynchburg Pawn, really they are far more honest.

If you go to the Collector's Lair on ebay you will be sick. You will find the game they bought for two dollars from you selling for 40.00 + 3.99 shipping. They do not miss a trick! They are dishonest people that should not be in business, but they are.

I would like to see this store closed down and that people would go elsewhere because they are true rip offs in every sense of the word.

I am sorry I ever went into that place. Two times was enough for me to learn to go elsewhere or sell my stuff on line. These people lie, cheat, and steal. I read online that the wife's owner was even arrested for buying stolen goods. If you are in that business you should know how to check for that as does Lynchburg Pawn, but that is what happens when you are greedy. If these people are the example of Christians like that woman Paula purports we Christians are all in real trouble. Stealing in the name of Jesus! Getting rich and making money off the backs of the poor was a sin the last time I checked the Bible.

Please go else where or try selling yourself. You will cry when you hear what they will pay you for whatever you are selling. Disgusting people and store! I feel sorrow and pity for their poor children.

To the above "daniel h" that is the owners wife PAULA. A liar and incognito. She is a cheat, a liar, rips off people, makes money off the poor and if she keeps it up she will be looking out from behind jail bars for her part in theft and receiving stolen items. Anyone that thinks the two people are legit are more dumb and evil than the owners of this hell hole. People like them rot in hell for stealing from the poor with impunity. Maybe she will go to jail and the shop will close up and maybe not since our laws favor thieves. Either way, they are teaching their children bad, bad morality. And they go to church and cheat people. Sick lying people - sick and evil. READ FOR YOURSELVES: "

Co-Owner of Collector's Lair Pleads Guilty to Receiving Stolen Property

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
By Rachel Schaerr - bio | email

Lynchburg, VA - The co-owner of the Lynchburg hobby store that burned down earlier this year, is now a convicted felon.

Paula Lair pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to four counts of receiving stolen property, three felonies and one misdemeanor.

She faces a maximum of 61 years in prison.

Lair and her husband ran the Collector's Lair on Fort Avenue until it caught fire in January.

Was it a terrible coincidence or set on purpose? That's what police detectives are still trying to determine. They say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Paula Lair was arrested in December 2012, after she was caught buying stolen electronics in an undercover sting, police said. One month later, her family's hobby shop was destroyed by a fire.

Chuck Felmlee, the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney says in June 2012 and October 2012, Lair bought brand new iPod touches, a GPS and gaming consoles from an undercover informant. He says in the four audio recordings of the transactions, the informant can be heard telling Lair the items were stolen.

"She was the one that was told the merchandise was stolen. She's the one that accepted the merchandise on all four occasions," Felmlee said after Tuesday's hearing.

Detective Lisa Singleton, the lead investigator, says several suspects in breaking-and-entering and shoplifting cases told police they were taking the stolen items to the Collector's Lair. Many of the items were sold on Ebay, she said.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors won't bring any additional counts of receiving stolen property against Paula or her husband for activity that happened between January 1, 2010 and December 3, 2012.

Paula Lair's scheduled to be sentenced in January."

HONEST PEOPLE DO NOT GET IN THIS SORT OF TROUBLE WITH THE LAW "daniel h" AKA PAULA LAIR! YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT NOT ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.

GO REPENT AND PRAY THE LORD HAS MERCY ON YOU!

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Like the other person here I wished I could give a better rating, but this store is filthy. Behind the counter they have left over food days old, and I mean days old. Their daughters are treated like they are working in children slave countries in China. Paula barking orders to her daughters like indentured slaves. Her and her husband should be called in for verbal child abuse and child neglect working them like dogs.

The majority of the stuff in the store is garbage that is over prices. Please do not try to sell your items there. Do a yard sale or better yet, try to sell it on Amazon or Ebay or Etsy. If you can do none of those then go to Lynchburg Pawn, really they are far more honest.

If you go to the Collector's Lair on ebay you will be sick. You will find the game they bought for two dollars from you selling for 40.00 + 3.99 shipping. They do not miss a trick! They are dishonest people that should not be in business, but they are.

I would like to see this store closed down and that people would go elsewhere because they are true rip offs in every sense of the word.

I am sorry I ever went into that place. Two times was enough for me to learn to go elsewhere or sell my stuff on line. These people lie, cheat, and steal. I read online that the wife's owner was even arrested for buying stolen goods. If you are in that business you should know how to check for that as does Lynchburg Pawn, but that is what happens when you are greedy. If these people are the example of Christians like that woman Paula purports we Christians are all in real trouble. Stealing in the name of Jesus! Getting rich and making money off the backs of the poor was a sin the last time I checked the Bible.

Please go else where or try selling yourself. You will cry when you hear what they will pay you for whatever you are selling. Disgusting people and store! I feel sorrow and pity for their poor children.

To the above "daniel h" that is the owners wife PAULA. A liar and incognito. She is a cheat, a liar, rips off people, makes money off the poor and if she keeps it up she will be looking out from behind jail bars for her part in theft and receiving stolen items. Anyone that thinks the two people are legit are more dumb and evil than the owners of this hell hole. People like them rot in hell for stealing from the poor with impunity. Maybe she will go to jail and the shop will close up and maybe not since our laws favor thieves. Either way, they are teaching their children bad, bad morality. And they go to church and cheat people. Sick lying people - sick and evil. READ FOR YOURSELVES: "

Co-Owner of Collector's Lair Pleads Guilty to Receiving Stolen Property

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
By Rachel Schaerr - bio | email

Lynchburg, VA - The co-owner of the Lynchburg hobby store that burned down earlier this year, is now a convicted felon.

Paula Lair pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to four counts of receiving stolen property, three felonies and one misdemeanor.

She faces a maximum of 61 years in prison.

Lair and her husband ran the Collector's Lair on Fort Avenue until it caught fire in January.

Was it a terrible coincidence or set on purpose? That's what police detectives are still trying to determine. They say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Paula Lair was arrested in December 2012, after she was caught buying stolen electronics in an undercover sting, police said. One month later, her family's hobby shop was destroyed by a fire.

Chuck Felmlee, the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney says in June 2012 and October 2012, Lair bought brand new iPod touches, a GPS and gaming consoles from an undercover informant. He says in the four audio recordings of the transactions, the informant can be heard telling Lair the items were stolen.

"She was the one that was told the merchandise was stolen. She's the one that accepted the merchandise on all four occasions," Felmlee said after Tuesday's hearing.

Detective Lisa Singleton, the lead investigator, says several suspects in breaking-and-entering and shoplifting cases told police they were taking the stolen items to the Collector's Lair. Many of the items were sold on Ebay, she said.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors won't bring any additional counts of receiving stolen property against Paula or her husband for activity that happened between January 1, 2010 and December 3, 2012.

Paula Lair's scheduled to be sentenced in January."

HONEST PEOPLE DO NOT GET IN THIS SORT OF TROUBLE WITH THE LAW "daniel h" AKA PAULA LAIR! YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT NOT ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.

GO REPENT AND PRAY THE LORD HAS MERCY ON YOU!

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Ok, I'll start by saying that my first experience here was ok... I definitely questioned it by the outside and in. It's a mess. At first, the people that worked there seemed nice. I think there names are Paula and I'm actually not sure of the guys name, I think it might be James? He wears a hat backwards and is probably about 5'6. He follows you and will not let you shop in peace. The first time I bought a game there I took it home and it didn't even have the 2nd disc. The next time I went to get a game there I asked if I could check the game before I bought it. He was reluctant. When he opened it the game wasn't even in there at all!! A week ago, my mom and little bro were up here visiting. My little bro is really into that kind of place so I took him there to look around. He found a little box of legos that had no price on it. We asked about a price and both James and another guy ( balding and about 40ish) took it in the back to discuss the price. After about 10 min. they (James and balding guy) wanted it for 25 $'s. We didnt have it that day so we came back the VERY NEXT DAY with the money, found the legos and asked Jame's if we could buy it. He claimed he had no memory of the previous day and said he couldn't sell it because the other guy wasn't there to reassure they had priced it for 25$. He lied straight to my face. I talked to Paula and she had an attitude and said the same thing. They lost 25$, a customer, and gained a bad review. Way to go!! Oh and they are as expensive as the name brand stores if not higher and their stuff is dirty. Save your money unless you can't find what you're looking for ANYWHERE else.

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Ok, I'll start by saying that my first experience here was ok... I definitely questioned it by the outside and in. It's a mess. At first, the people that worked there seemed nice. I think there names are Paula and I'm actually not sure of the guys name, I think it might be James? He wears a hat backwards and is probably about 5'6. He follows you and will not let you shop in peace. The first time I bought a game there I took it home and it didn't even have the 2nd disc. The next time I went to get a game there I asked if I could check the game before I bought it. He was reluctant. When he opened it the game wasn't even in there at all!! A week ago, my mom and little bro were up here visiting. My little bro is really into that kind of place so I took him there to look around. He found a little box of legos that had no price on it. We asked about a price and both James and another guy ( balding and about 40ish) took it in the back to discuss the price. After about 10 min. they (James and balding guy) wanted it for 25 $'s. We didnt have it that day so we came back the VERY NEXT DAY with the money, found the legos and asked Jame's if we could buy it. He claimed he had no memory of the previous day and said he couldn't sell it because the other guy wasn't there to reassure they had priced it for 25$. He lied straight to my face. I talked to Paula and she had an attitude and said the same thing. They lost 25$, a customer, and gained a bad review. Way to go!! Oh and they are as expensive as the name brand stores if not higher and their stuff is dirty. Save your money unless you can't find what you're looking for ANYWHERE else.

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I've been going to the collector's lair ever since I was a little kid , which has been for nearly 20 years. As I have such a long history with this place, I have a feeling of responsibility to write a full, unbiased review about this place that is based on more than a single visit or two to the store in recent times.

I remember when James, the owner of the Collector's Lair, opened The Vault downtown. It was probably the best store they've had in terms of quality and organization. The store on Wards and Timberlake road which co-existed at times with the downtown location, as I recall, was done out of a house, and was very cramped and crowded.

James Lair's stores have pretty much has always been the only place in town that sold used games other than getting lucky at a pawn shop, or a yard sale/swap. An alternative to paying over the top prices at some place like Babbages at the mall. But that was then, and this is now.

Today, the downsizing and lack of success is evident more than ever with The Collector's lair. The current (and only) store resides not downtown, but on Fort Avenue, in an aging, run-down building, with a faded peeling green roof and an exterior that is forgettable. Inside, the make-shift hallways are cramped and filled with clutter. One section is filled with Toys/Antiques/Collectibles with seemingly little rhyme or meaning behind their placement, while another is section is filled with video games. Common, cheap games are placed on the dirty white shelves to your right as you enter, containing a misc mixture of old systems. On the other side is a box of Atari games and a glass case, which features most of the last and current generation of games. All of the games have been priced at their highest premium by the owner and his wife taking a quick gleam on E-bay at their highest auction prices. I kid you not. If you like paying $30 for Contra for the NES loose (no joke, go see for yourself), then the Collector's lair is for you! There is no mercy here with the pricing. I can't imagine selling there, but even back in The Vault's glory days, selling anything to them (especially the owners) was a rip off. They'd buy a game from you for $4 and turn around and have it selling for $25. That's not even a remotely fair price.

All of the best games are upfront, hidden underneath and behind the counter. You have to ask specifically to see them, and last time I was there, a young, disgruntled white male, who appeared to be in his early 20s, didn't seem too happy to have to pull the games out for me to take a look, even with the insistence of the owner's wife who was presumably pre-occupied. I still had to wait around for several minutes, until the young guy running around the store like a chicken with his head cut-off, seemingly trying to make sense of the chaos strewn around the store, decided to make his way up to the front, and with the hint of an attitude and finally, after an explanation of how much he hated having to pull out the games, he unhappily pulled most of them out and let me have a quick look. Hopefully this new guy doesn't stick around long. I doubt his lack of patience is going to make him very popular with some customers.

Oh and the stock? It's horrible. They never have anything in stock anymore.

All-in-All. If you were to ask me 10 or 15 years ago about The Vault, when it was down on mainstreet, I'd have recommended it, but today, The Vault is a messy, disorganized place, with a disgruntled staff that is becoming more and more unfriendly. Lynchburg isn't an easy place to run a business, in fact most fail, but by solving their issues they could have a much more successful business. If you really want to buy from them, call and ask for a price, but most of the time, you're going to find Ebay actually being the cheaper, cleaner, and a plain better option than going here.

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I've been going to the collector's lair ever since I was a little kid , which has been for nearly 20 years. As I have such a long history with this place, I have a feeling of responsibility to write a full, unbiased review about this place that is based on more than a single visit or two to the store in recent times.

I remember when James, the owner of the Collector's Lair, opened The Vault downtown. It was probably the best store they've had in terms of quality and organization. The store on Wards and Timberlake road which co-existed at times with the downtown location, as I recall, was done out of a house, and was very cramped and crowded.

James Lair's stores have pretty much has always been the only place in town that sold used games other than getting lucky at a pawn shop, or a yard sale/swap. An alternative to paying over the top prices at some place like Babbages at the mall. But that was then, and this is now.

Today, the downsizing and lack of success is evident more than ever with The Collector's lair. The current (and only) store resides not downtown, but on Fort Avenue, in an aging, run-down building, with a faded peeling green roof and an exterior that is forgettable. Inside, the make-shift hallways are cramped and filled with clutter. One section is filled with Toys/Antiques/Collectibles with seemingly little rhyme or meaning behind their placement, while another is section is filled with video games. Common, cheap games are placed on the dirty white shelves to your right as you enter, containing a misc mixture of old systems. On the other side is a box of Atari games and a glass case, which features most of the last and current generation of games. All of the games have been priced at their highest premium by the owner and his wife taking a quick gleam on E-bay at their highest auction prices. I kid you not. If you like paying $30 for Contra for the NES loose (no joke, go see for yourself), then the Collector's lair is for you! There is no mercy here with the pricing. I can't imagine selling there, but even back in The Vault's glory days, selling anything to them (especially the owners) was a rip off. They'd buy a game from you for $4 and turn around and have it selling for $25. That's not even a remotely fair price.

All of the best games are upfront, hidden underneath and behind the counter. You have to ask specifically to see them, and last time I was there, a young, disgruntled white male, who appeared to be in his early 20s, didn't seem too happy to have to pull the games out for me to take a look, even with the insistence of the owner's wife who was presumably pre-occupied. I still had to wait around for several minutes, until the young guy running around the store like a chicken with his head cut-off, seemingly trying to make sense of the chaos strewn around the store, decided to make his way up to the front, and with the hint of an attitude and finally, after an explanation of how much he hated having to pull out the games, he unhappily pulled most of them out and let me have a quick look. Hopefully this new guy doesn't stick around long. I doubt his lack of patience is going to make him very popular with some customers.

Oh and the stock? It's horrible. They never have anything in stock anymore.

All-in-All. If you were to ask me 10 or 15 years ago about The Vault, when it was down on mainstreet, I'd have recommended it, but today, The Vault is a messy, disorganized place, with a disgruntled staff that is becoming more and more unfriendly. Lynchburg isn't an easy place to run a business, in fact most fail, but by solving their issues they could have a much more successful business. If you really want to buy from them, call and ask for a price, but most of the time, you're going to find Ebay actually being the cheaper, cleaner, and a plain better option than going here.

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As the title says, it has ample things for all people. They are willing to work with you on price and will take things at a reasonable price. The have all different things from models from France and Japan, trading cards, sports memorabilia, and classic gaming systems. They have great staff, and is a fun place to be. There might be some dust and a bit cluttered, but there are diamonds in the rough at that great establishment.

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As the title says, it has ample things for all people. They are willing to work with you on price and will take things at a reasonable price. The have all different things from models from France and Japan, trading cards, sports memorabilia, and classic gaming systems. They have great staff, and is a fun place to be. There might be some dust and a bit cluttered, but there are diamonds in the rough at that great establishment.

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This place is so dirty. I tripped over a box trying to get down an isle. My sister picked up and item and it actually came from the retail store that i work in. i knew the exact price of it brand new. it was the brand from my store. They had marked thro the price. so i thought they might want less for it. Nope. After 20 min of "Checking" the price and my my husband and my sister leaving the store. They follow me outside and say they wanted double the original price for it. I looked at them and told them it was to much. i kno i can just shop somewhere else and i will but i want to save someone else the awful experience if i can.

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This place is so dirty. I tripped over a box trying to get down an isle. My sister picked up and item and it actually came from the retail store that i work in. i knew the exact price of it brand new. it was the brand from my store. They had marked thro the price. so i thought they might want less for it. Nope. After 20 min of "Checking" the price and my my husband and my sister leaving the store. They follow me outside and say they wanted double the original price for it. I looked at them and told them it was to much. i kno i can just shop somewhere else and i will but i want to save someone else the awful experience if i can.

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This place is an embarrassment to all geeks, nerds, collectors, hobbyist...basically anyone that breathes. The place is a mess with no organization. Trash everywhere. And what the hell is up with the expired bread for sale at the front???

Oh and no credit machine from this decade....they still use the manual sliding machine. That's fine, but that shows how cheap this place is and how inconvenient it is to shop there.

Avoid their Ebay too.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is an embarrassment to all geeks, nerds, collectors, hobbyist...basically anyone that breathes. The place is a mess with no organization. Trash everywhere. And what the hell is up with the expired bread for sale at the front???

Oh and no credit machine from this decade....they still use the manual sliding machine. That's fine, but that shows how cheap this place is and how inconvenient it is to shop there.

Avoid their Ebay too.

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They have alot of stuff thats hard to find else where, some of it is in bad shape, but its old so of course its not mint condition, and yes it is a mess but they have so much great stuff and not alot of room to put it, Collectors Lair is only place I know of that sells SNES, NES and GameBoy games. Also now that the Dominion Comics closed down, its only place for Hero Clix, Magic, and Pokemon Cards, in fact, Dominion Comics didn't even sell them for the last few years. so yes it is a mess and some of it is a little over priced, but thats the price you pay for rare/old collectables/junk

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★★★☆☆

They have alot of stuff thats hard to find else where, some of it is in bad shape, but its old so of course its not mint condition, and yes it is a mess but they have so much great stuff and not alot of room to put it, Collectors Lair is only place I know of that sells SNES, NES and GameBoy games. Also now that the Dominion Comics closed down, its only place for Hero Clix, Magic, and Pokemon Cards, in fact, Dominion Comics didn't even sell them for the last few years. so yes it is a mess and some of it is a little over priced, but thats the price you pay for rare/old collectables/junk

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i am an aircraft modeler and have been going to collectors lair for 10 years. they have awsome prices and bargains. if an item is broken, they will give you a discount or just give it to you for free. also, if they do not have an item that you want, they'll order it for youcollectors lair, U ROCK!!!!

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★★★★★

i am an aircraft modeler and have been going to collectors lair for 10 years. they have awsome prices and bargains. if an item is broken, they will give you a discount or just give it to you for free. also, if they do not have an item that you want, they'll order it for youcollectors lair, U ROCK!!!!

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The place is a complete mess, the people who work there are probably ex-cons, and the prices are way too expensive (especially considering the condition of many of the items laying around). You want a mint comic book? Not here--they are damaged by the time they hit the shelves. Not the nicest people either...I think they hate their lives and their job. Definitely avoid.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place is a complete mess, the people who work there are probably ex-cons, and the prices are way too expensive (especially considering the condition of many of the items laying around). You want a mint comic book? Not here--they are damaged by the time they hit the shelves. Not the nicest people either...I think they hate their lives and their job. Definitely avoid.

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The scam artist has a name it is James.i have been going there for 7 years. and he is way better then the other guy in Lynchburg. he has always been fair to me and my freinds thanks Jason Boley altavista

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★★★★★

The scam artist has a name it is James.i have been going there for 7 years. and he is way better then the other guy in Lynchburg. he has always been fair to me and my freinds thanks Jason Boley altavista

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This guy is a complete scam artist!!! He steals, lies and cheat to make a dishonest buck. He sells worthless stolen junk and counterfeit items. Save you money and go somewhere else...anywhere else for that matter. SCAM ARTIST!

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This guy is a complete scam artist!!! He steals, lies and cheat to make a dishonest buck. He sells worthless stolen junk and counterfeit items. Save you money and go somewhere else...anywhere else for that matter. SCAM ARTIST!

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In a smaller town you would expect it to be hard to find sports cards, rare dvds, and all types of entertainment memorabilia; however, the Collector's Lair meets all of these needs. I personally enjoy going there for their selection of dvds which are always buy 4 get 1 free. They are reasonably priced and have a revolving selection. Chances are if you are a fan of any particular movie or TV show, they will have some type of memorabilia for you. The only downside to the store is that it can be hard at times wading through a somewhat unkept store.

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★★★☆☆

In a smaller town you would expect it to be hard to find sports cards, rare dvds, and all types of entertainment memorabilia; however, the Collector's Lair meets all of these needs. I personally enjoy going there for their selection of dvds which are always buy 4 get 1 free. They are reasonably priced and have a revolving selection. Chances are if you are a fan of any particular movie or TV show, they will have some type of memorabilia for you. The only downside to the store is that it can be hard at times wading through a somewhat unkept store.

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