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  • "Believe a Scalper over a LEO? C'mon!

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...4?OpenDocument

  • #2
    Whats the crime in scalping anyway? It is a perfectly legal product and the price is agreed upon by the buyer. No one gets hurt in my eyes. Well obviously the consumer is getting a little price-gouged, but they can take it or leave it. Definiteley not the seller of the tickets( unless they too pull a price raising scam according to demand)

    How is it any different than supply and demand? Am I missing something here?

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    • #3
      wonder what the problem was when they made the law in the first place
      "Friendly Fire, isn't"

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      • #4
        I only skimmed the article, but it looks like LEOs involved gave the confiscated tickets to their friends and family to use. Doesn't sound like everything is on the up and up, would you trust them?

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        • #5
          Generally the sale is not the problem. Its people/businesses buying blocks of tickets making them unavailable to the general public. When the event sells out they then jack up the price effectively screwing the honest citizen who buys enough for real use out of the ability to attend the event.

          If it was one guy selling his ticket or the friends who couldn't make it no big deal but jacking the price up? Scalping.
          The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bigislander72 View Post
            Whats the crime in scalping anyway? It is a perfectly legal product and the price is agreed upon by the buyer. No one gets hurt in my eyes. Well obviously the consumer is getting a little price-gouged, but they can take it or leave it. Definiteley not the seller of the tickets( unless they too pull a price raising scam according to demand)

            How is it any different than supply and demand? Am I missing something here?
            I see you are in California. Take a look at 346 PC.
            Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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            • #7
              I read the article, and unless I'm missing something, I don't really see any major issues. The person made a complaint, and it appears that it was investigated. There isn't much detail to that investigation, so we don't know what came of it, except that there wasn't enough evidence to 'prove or disprove' if money was stolen.

              The fact though that they (or other officers) admitted to misuse of evidence (prior scalped tickets) doesn't bode well though for their side.

              Also, your title makes it sound as if someone is jumping to the scalpers side? Who is? What did I miss?

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