According to the Wall Street Journal, “Ticketmaster has agreed to pay about $265 million for TicketsNow Inc., the country’s second-largest Web site for reselling tickets to concerts and sports events.” The largest online ticket broker is StubHub, which is owned by eBay. Apparently, perceptions of ticket “resellers” is changing: “Where resellers once were viewed as … Continue reading Ticketmaster Buys Big Scalper
Get ready to pay up, New Yorkers. As if the face value on tickets to see The Police wasn’t enough, New York Governor, Elliot Spitzer, has just thrown in the towel on fighting scalpers by dropping all but the most innocuous limits on ticket brokers and how much they can mark up a ticket price. … Continue reading New York Legalizes Scalping
A VERY few lucky Chicago Coldplay fans score tickets to see the band in a 1200-capacity venue, leaving the rest for ticket brokers.