This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on December 16, 2007 4:10 AM. The previous post in this blog was In with the Christmas cards. The next post in this blog is Forget terrorists. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The real ticketb*stards

We've lamented here a couple of times how unfair the online event-ticket-buying game has become. Certainly the official ticket sales sites, especially Ticketmaster, bear a lot of the blame. But outfits like StubHub, who use computer robots and even people in India to read and respond to the captchas, are even bigger villains. The situation is explained here.

Comments (2)

The case is scheduled to go to trial in October 2008.

At least justice is swift... :-)

Besides, how else but by working with companies that shoulder aside "the little people" would our lobbyists get those tickets they pass out, and whose cost is a business expense.

Help me explain this: if I bought a Hannah Montana (shudder) ticket for $30 and stood outside the Rose Garden and tried to sell it for $200, I could be arrested for scalping. Yet StubHub does the same thing, and makes a profit. Why?

Clicky Web Analytics