Yes, that is me. It's been really effective at getting people to start flagging. "HG" worded it so beautifully and so I just went ahead and plagiarized his work.
@hg : let me know if you want me to credit you or pull down the ads.
I started a campaign against scalpers yesterday and have since got my tickets at less than face value. The ad was flagged (perhaps by the scalpers themselves?). Now I guess I'm just in it for the lulz.
Anyways, I just hope this isn't a huge stain on my academic honesty.
Additionally :: Next year it would be good to maybe just copy and paste a general message a few times on craigslist right when tickets sell out.
The guy I bought my tickets from today had a sad story. He is a big fan of folk rock and was stoked to see Edward Sharpe, the Lumineers, etc. When he saw the tickets sold out he went online and bought them at $650 each only to later find out he couldn't go because of a work emergency. He sold them to me today for a $600 loss ($700 CAD for 2 instead of $1300 CAD).
Obviously his story is nothing new, but I think there should be some sort of market-awareness education campaign every year. Just a few messages on CL saying "Hey! I know it sold out fast! I know you are bummed! But just sit and wait until May and you'll get your tickets for face!"
If not right after they sell out, then at least right after you boardies finish scalping your extras *wink* *wink*
I linked to your ad on the peak's facebook page after they had talked about how Sasquatch passes were only $50 above face value and it was a good price... basically I was shaming them for condoning scalping on air. Anyway, they "liked" the link to your ad.