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  • i guess ticket scalping is ok now

    didnt it used to be illegal?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21532617/

    i know there was a thread a while back, but funny how once an illegal activity is now called a "second market"... of course what idiot parents would buy their kid a $2500 concert ticket?

    i might pay $2500 to see Jimi, but thats only because he is DEAD, and for him to make a reappearance would be bigger than Jesus.

    and really the worst part is these scalping companies use slick ways of basically buying out the concert... either through technology in aquiring through the site, or im willing to bet though the backdoor.

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    didnt it used to be illegal?


    The kind of scalping that was illegal still is (which has to do with the proximity to the event itself, like selling tix outside a sports arena an hour before the game).

    But re-selling for markup -- stupid, ridiculous markup -- has never been against the law.

    I'd never pay $2500 for a ticket to anything. Not to the moon. Not to see Hendrix. Not to see God.
    Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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    • #3


      But re-selling for markup -- stupid, ridiculous markup -- has never been against the law.


      Until recently, it had been illegal in Florida for a long time....like 60 years or so.


      There's nothing like killing the live music market by making it impossible for the average Joe to see a show.

      They can stay home and play video games.
      "Do or do not -- there is no 'Try' " - Yoda

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      • #4
        it must be a state thing then, in NC there is a certain limit profit one can make.

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        • #5
          The kind of scalping that was illegal still is (which has to do with the proximity to the event itself, like selling tix outside a sports arena an hour before the game).

          But re-selling for markup -- stupid, ridiculous markup -- has never been against the law.

          I'd never pay $2500 for a ticket to anything. Not to the moon. Not to see Hendrix. Not to see God.



          I'd pay $2500 for a ticket to the moon as long as it was round-trip and included a pressurized space ship, moon-suit, and at least a couple hours to play around on the surface.


          God and Henrix... well, in the best case scenario, I'd like to think that might yet happen (in some sort of abstract back-to-the-Godhead sorta way, perhpas). As Flannery O'Connor said: everything that rises must converge.

          I guess the thing is to try to make sure you rise instead of sink... That said, I've always sort of figured it was more just unraveling into space...
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          • #6

            I'd never pay $2500 for a ticket to anything. Not to the moon. Not to see Hendrix. Not to see God.


            I'd give an arm for the last one. Maybe a leg.
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            Bill

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            • #7
              I'd give an arm for the last one. Maybe a leg.


              If you're patient enough, you'll see 'im soon enough...and without giving up any limbs necessarily.
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              • #8
                I'd give an arm for the last one. Maybe a leg.


                thats a little bizarre... im sure someone could make that happen, though it would kinda suck for you if you still didnt meet anyone called god.

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                • #9
                  Anyone hear of TICKETMASTER ?

                  Scalper or not, some of their prices are out of this world.

                  Dan
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                  • #10
                    I wonder if Hannah Montana's backing tracks get played back at 48K?
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                    • #11
                      I'd never pay $2500 for a ticket to anything. Not to the moon. Not to see Hendrix. Not to see God.

                      Wouldn't that depend on God's set list?

                      dB
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                      • #12
                        Wouldn't that depend on God's set list?


                        Excellent point.
                        Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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                        • #13

                          I might pay $2500 to see Jimi, but thats only because he is DEAD, and for him to make a reappearance would be bigger than Jesus.


                          RIP: Nite Owl Jazz

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                          • #14

                            I'd never pay $2500 for a ticket to anything. Not to the moon. Not to see Hendrix. Not to see God.


                            What about a ticket to any point in the past?
                            RIP: Nite Owl Jazz

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                            • #15
                              It is a state by state thing, but it really got organized when Ticketmaster put purchases online and somehow made large amounts of tickets available to the companies that focus on scalping.
                              My friends have big houses and new cars. I own music equipment.

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