Fair enough. And if I was selling my ticket, I would 100% be selling it for face value to a friend.
My original point is that not all people have the Sasquatch vibe going 365 days of the year. So giving yourself the option to pay $20-$30 over face value to a "scumbag" might be the best play in the long run. I have my ticket though, and honestly was just trying to help, so take it for what it's worth.
I predict a huge chunk of you end up using stubhub, which means $10 or $15 more in Ticketmaster's pocket.
I have no issue paying 20 or 30 bucks more for a $350 ticket - I don't even consider those folks scumbags. They probably have paid at least that on interest on the ticket sitting on their credit card. I do, however, acknowledge the scumbaggery of trying to make a significant profit off of a concert/festival ticket.
I also think shaming folks into selling at face is acceptable. If you want to be a scumbag, go for it. But you're gonna get called out on it. That's the price you pay for making a profit.
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Completely agree. So wouldn't it stand to reason that you guys should get as many people posting tickets on here as possible, no matter what the price, and then start shaming them all down to the $20-30+ price range? Even if it works for 1 or 2 people, thats 1 or 2 more (relatively) cheap tickets going to Sasquatch diehards (which I have to assume anyone on here is).
I don't think enough people would post on here that don't already post on craigslist or the facebook page or stubhub or whatever to make that a worthwhile endeavor. Letting scalpers post here would just give people another avenue to post their tickets for over face value, which doesn't really provide us any service at all. They'll definitely be posting it elsewhere as well so it's a little bit redundant. In my opinion at least.
Edit: I realized I emphasized my point by being extremely redundant in the above comment.
The service that scalpers provide to promoters is invaluable.
I agree that promoters love scalpers. This board isn't for promoters; it's for fans. Fans who want to help other fans are welcome here, scalpers are not. End of story. We all know how to use Craigslist.
Post by Peter Gibbons on May 7, 2013 11:31:37 GMT -8
They didn't last long. I checked about 20 times yesterday and about the 5th time I checked today instead of saying "No Tickets Available at this Price" it said "Limited Amounts Available at this Price".
There's been a ton in Vancouver asking for over $450, and I've been flagging all of those too. One guy was asking $1400 for 2 passes and a premier pass but he clearly stated that it only cost him $900 to buy it all.
My favourite was a guy asking for $1000 for 2 passes and he posted a picture of his receipt that said $1000 to make it seem legit -- except you could clearly see the receipt was for 3 passes. So I posted an ad calling him out; it lasted about 8 hours before it got flagged (and rightfully so as response ads are a flaggable offense on CL).
Face value ones have been coming up in Vancouver quite a few times a day, but they tend to come down very fast. I've of course been flagging all the ones over $350. That said, the guy I bought them from was asking $1000 for 2 and I bargained him down to $350, so it does pay to sometimes send the high-ballers an email.