Face value is $330. THAT is the end of discussion.
I don't care that you've decided that's the end of the discussion, I'm calling bullshit. It's ok to cry foul because someone has rounded up $2.50 but it's not okay to cry foul when we're forcing someone to take a $17.50 loss? Yes, scalping is bad, so why isn't forcing a loss considered just as reprehensible?
If we wanna promote this board as a place with morals and integrity by banning scalpers, then we should not be forcing a loss on anyone looking to sell their ticket either. If they want to take a loss and sell for less, then that's their prerogative.
So, let's be as black and white as it gets: face value equals exactly what the person paid for their ticket to Livenation, proof of purchase required. No proof of purchase so we can be certain they're not making a profit selling a presale ticket at regular sale prices, no selling on this board.
How about instead of trying to define the gray area between what is and what isn't scalping, we keep this black and white. Face value or fuck off (like it's always been).
Except you keep trying to define what face value is based on when you bought your tickets. Face value equals what the person paid when purchasing from livenation, not the lowest tier price. Asking for proof of purchase would be a fine way to ensure a presale ticket isn't being sold at regular sale prices.
Wonk, maybe you somehow got a ticket for $295 flat but my presale ticket came to $320 and change. My friend who bought his in the regular sale just sold his to my campmate for $358, which is exactly what he paid for it.
Rather than ban someone for making a $2.50 profit, why not tell them they have to sell it for $347.50 or they will be banned? They probably didn't see rounding up as scalping, so let's use this as a chance to educate rather than prevent someone here from getting a face value ticket over an honest mistake.
Popquiz posted [in multiple threads] she had a wristband for $350. That's definitely face value, and if she's Canadian (she posted in a few Vancouver threads, so maybe?) that's actually under face by a little since they came to $358 for us up here. Did she change the amount in a private message or something? 'Cause otherwise I'm not getting why she was banned.
If I were you I'd get there first, park in general camping, and then hop into their RV before they head into premiere so you can get a wristband. Then after you have the wristband you could try to move your car beside them (might not work) or just move all your gear over into premiere.
Otherwise, like rustuuuuuuu said, it's not that hard to make friends in general!
I googled it at one point and someone got a VERY EXTREMELY similar email and everyone was screaming and hollering SCAM SCAM SCAM so that's when I started getting suspicious. Then I got some weird invoice from "Ebay" and a email from the seller saying "They should have sent the invoice email. Make sure to check your SPAM folder" (alert number two). I then took the email address that the invoice was sent from and sure enough it was a scam phishing site.
Very good guide for others to follow on how to approach any online sale that you're not totally sure or feeling comfortable about!
Good thing you're a sensible guy that knows how to use the google, Gang. Otherwise this story could have had a different ending.