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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 am 
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"We went undercover as ticket scalpers — and Ticketmaster offered to help us do business"

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigat ... iness.html


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 am 
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This news should surprise no one.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:46 am 
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Happens all the time.

Anyway, in some cases, the venue itself has tickets (as in:not sold out-even though it says that everywhere) and if you get a hold of the buy counter at the given venue, they can sometimes give you fantastic seats (ie, four seats, across dead center, 10 rows back) for the price of normal tickets.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:14 pm 
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...they don't care about who can't afford the inflated prices...only who can...clearly...the scheme hasn't hurt sales one iota...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Ticketbastard!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:08 pm 
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This is news?

Seems to me that anyone at all who has been attending concerts and purchasing tickets online is well aware of this practice.

I hope that government can intervene in some way and outlaw the practice. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:50 pm 
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I hope that government can intervene in some way and outlaw the practice.


They might be inclined to do so if they could get a piece of the action. Otherwise probably not. Ticketmaster most likely has lobbyists pounding the pavement for them.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:46 am 
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https://www.thestar.com/news/investigat ... sales.html

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The Blue Jays are in on it, too...

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigat ... lpers.html

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...interesting...

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