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Selling Concert Tickets


Question Posted Friday April 5 2013, 4:12 am

Is it illegal to sell a pair of concert tickets online for much more money than you bought them?

Say you bought them for $100, would it be illegal to sell them for $250 if the concert is sold out and they're in high demand?



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solidadvice4teens answered Saturday April 6 2013, 1:36 am:
In a lot of places the answer is yes. I know a lot of places like Ticketmaster, theater companies, and even venues investigate people they think are scalping or selling tickets above normal price.

If they're suspicious of this all they have to do is pull the barcode numbers on tickets in your name and they can cancel those seats outright.

The only way it's 100% legal that I know of on Ebay or anywhere else is if you sell them at face value and make no profit beyond what you spent for them yourself. That's usually okay. However, laws vary state to state and by country to.

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soph0900 answered Friday April 5 2013, 3:40 pm:
Nope- thats called making one great profit!


...well, where I come from anyway. Listen to adivceman, he's right, there may different laws in different places, so check that first.

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adviceman49 answered Friday April 5 2013, 3:10 pm:
What your attempting to do may be considered scalping. It all depends on the laws in the state you live in.

Is it illegal to do so online? I'm really not sure. Many have done so on EBay with tickets for the Super Bowl, The World Series and other events. The difference with EBay is it is an auction and not a fixed price. The highest bidder gets the tickets.

To stand outside the venue and to try and sell the tickets is considered scalping. Here again depending on the laws were you live you can be arrested for this and the tickets forfeited.

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