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    01.28.17 @ 01:56 PM
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    Default Ticketmaster "Scalping" Their own Concert Tickets.

    I just noticed this gouging from ticketbastard. Some of you prolly have seen it. I was checking for tix for a Roger Waters show where you can get tix in some of the upper or side sections for $75-$100 (plus scam fees). BUT if you want great seats, uh they still have the best seats in the house. They just call them "Platinum seats" Front row for $978.41 EACH plus scam fees Is this not Scalping?


    Click on the "Official Platinum seat" tab to see the prices. This is just a ST Louis show. Check out tix for your area, I'm sure they're scalping there too...

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    I bet when those tics went on sale at Ticketbasturd they simultanously had them on sale at Stubhub and Tickets Now for 1800. Its so out of control and yet.....people BUY them. Mr Azhoff while being a legitimate thief is cleaning up. Isn't he whats left of VHs manager and Chickenfoots manager?....LOL. This dude is like a Godfather.
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    This shit's been going on for years now. And yes, it is TM *and* the artist "scalping" their own tickets. Van Halen basically did it on their 2004 and especially their 2007 tours. It's also common for TM and/or the band's management to funnel prime tickets to ticket brokers like Stubhub before the tickets even go on sale. The fact that this is "entertainment" with pricing set as demand warrants (which is basically capitalism) has always been why ticket "scalping" in general has never been really regulated to any strong degree. As time goes on and live music continues to be the only way for the music industry to make serious money, you'll see TM and artists continue to push the limits over what they can get away with in regards to selling, reselling and deceptive pricing for tickets.

    The up side to this sorta thing though is..... almost always there's a good number of unsold prime tickets left after these so-called auctions that show up for "regular" or even reduced price in the final weeks before the show dates. This is how I got a 4th row ticket for $150 to see Van Halen in 2007 just days before the show that was originally priced well over $1,200 through VH's AllAccess portal.

    BTW, is it me or is it really strange that there's such a huge demand for Water's "Wall" tour?


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    Fuck Ticketmaster.
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