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RE: Should third-party ticket brokering be outlawed?

I'm not a big concert goer so it doesn't really affect me but I've used brokers in the past. My theory is if I can't have primo seats, I'm not going. IMO there is no hell on earth more painful than fighting a crowd for nosebleed seats at an arena rock show. I much prefer good seats at small venues. Shoot, I've got a blues bar 5 blocks from my house.

But the whole thing is kind of amusing to me. There was an article in the local rag about the last (I think) Eagles show. Boomers laying out 300 bucks a ticket to hear "peaceful easy feeling" for the 10,000 time (I hate the freaking Eadles) and on the day of the show the promoter dumps hundreds of tickets on local record shops for free to get people to fill the house.

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RE: Should third-party ticket brokering be outlawed?

The Eagles tour is always odd. When the tix 1st go on sale, the demand is HUGE. We were getting $1500 a pair for anything in the 1st 3 rows. A week before the show, mabe $300 a pair. Other than Take it easy, they put me to sleep. Last year the Stones w/the Pretenders as their opening act was easily the best tour. Believe it or not, Springsteen was totally a bust at most venues.

This year, it looks like U2 will be buying my toys. Big Toys.....
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RE: Should third-party ticket brokering be outlawed?

Treat it like any other product. Let the market set the value not some dang-fool promoter. So what if somebody buys them all and hikes the price exhorbitantly? Just means he makes a beter profit. Like any otehr broker or commodity trader. If its okay for NYSC and Chicago it oughtta be okay for Joe Schmo.

I think resale laws are there to protect sellers, not consumers.
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RE: Should third-party ticket brokering be outlawed?

Its simple econ 101. Supply vs. Demand. If their is limited supply and the demand is there, the the price goes up. If the demand isn't there, either the price goes down or the broker gets stuck w/ the tickets. And our country is based upon the all mighty dollar, so what these brokers are doing is just capitalism in a very raw form.
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Tickets are perishable just like fish and vegetables. They all have "use-by" dates. So what if it's a zucchini or Aerosmith?
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