Saturday July 18, 2009

It's not the reselling that shits me, it's the reselling with 30x markup

So the pre-sale adventure has subsided, and everyone's gotten their bursts of joy or sorrow out of their system by now, and that means it's time for resellers to crawl out of their holes. The presale system set up through MusicToday appears to be very effective at limiting scalping - you see, you need photo ID to pick up your tickets, and as soon as you get your tickets, you're escorted inside the venue. Which makes it HIGHLY unlikely that the tickets this sewage sludge is selling for $4,000 exist.

Asking $1500 for a ticket you paid $65 for is no less of a dick move. This auction item, however, is awesome.

If you are looking for a ticket to one of the shows, seek out others in the community. Echoing the Sound has had a ticket swapping thread that dates back to 2005. There's a thread on nin.com about reporting scalpers to Craigslist and eBay. Don't give your money to scalpers. Find someone who'll take you as their +1 for a reasonable price.