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Ticket Scalpers

Oldchella - The Prequel

Robert Julian | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Julian

When Goldenvoice announced the lineup for their Desert Trip, I was mildly intrigued. But my husband, Bob, was obsessed. "We have to do this," he plead...

Foo Fighters Ticket Experiment: Five Reasons It Didn't Work

Mark Carpowich | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Using the band's own song titles, here are five reasons why bots weren't the only ones to come out on the losing end this past weekend.

What The Heck Is A 'Bruno Mars Act'?

Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

If you camp out at a box office, thus proving your loyalty and fandom by waiting in line for hours, do you deserve concert tickets over someone sittin...

Black Keys Roseland Ballroom Tickets Sell Out Hours Before They Are Scheduled to Go on Sale, Citibank and Ticketmaster Blame Each Other

Brad Bershad | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Bershad

A guaranteed sold out show in midtown Manhattan, like this Black Keys show, was a scalper's wet dream ... and scalpers have certainly seized the moment.

2013 World Series: A Free Ticket to a Priceless Game 1

Jake Fischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jake Fischer

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch. Apparently receiving free tickets to an historical baseball game is a walk in the park.

Louis C.K. Scores Big Without Ticketmaster

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.29.2012 | Small Business

Louis C.K.'s decision to go without Ticketmaster to sell tickets for his latest tour has proven another successful business experiment for the comedia...

Louis C.K. Shuns Ticketmaster For New Tour

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business

For the second time in the past two years, Louis C.K. is conducting an interesting business experiment. The comedian plans to cut out Ticketmaster...

Robots Ate All The Kraftwerk Tickets For MoMA Shows

Posted 02.24.2012 | New York

Remember the announcement that Kraftwerk were going to do an 8 night stint at the Museum of Modern Art? And how excited everyone was? Well, unsurp...

Why Didn't Burning Man's Organizers See This Coming? Because They Couldn't See Themselves

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.24.2012 | San Francisco
Jay Michaelson

Many longtime burners, shocked at the decision by the Burning Man Organization to hold a lottery for tickets, predicted that scalpers would flood the lottery system, overwhelming legitimate buyers. We told you so.

Ron Dicker

BCS Title Game Produces Record Ticket Prices | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game between LSU and Alabama is already a blockbuster -- in ticket sales. StubHub, the ticket-resale site, rep...

Scalp Inauguration Tickets, Get A Year In Prison? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC's Z. Byron Wolf Report: Say what you will about the laws of the open market in these days of Wall Street, insurance, home loan, and (maybe) auto i...

Eager Olympic Sports Fans in China

Hongmei Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hongmei Li

Only the lucky few Chinese can get tickets to watch Olympics games on site. The majority will have to stay at home to watch TV like people in other parts of the world.

Scalped Tickets: My Introduction

David Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Browne

While I sympathize with those who may be forced to fork over $1500 for tickets -- especially for Bon Jovi -- I'm also divided, since my first experience with an illicit ticket sale changed my life.