1. We have added the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Photobucket has changed its policy concerning hotlinking images and now requires an account with a $399.00 annual fee to allow hotlink. More information is available at: this link.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. All Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery! There are 945 avatars total.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Civ6 is released! Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR)
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Dismiss Notice
  7. Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing.
    Dismiss Notice

I Hate Scalpers

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by aimeeandbeatles, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,109
    Location:
    Aperture Science Laboratories
    I don't like being mocked.
     
  2. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    13,879
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    You're not being mocked. You just need to stop expecting everyone to mirror your frustration when you vent here. Not everyone shares your opinions.
     
  3. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    10,282
    Location:
    Great Britain
    I agree.

    ---

    I don't get why people love playing a 500% premium on tickets from someone who managed to buy them early on and doesn't even want to go and just wants to make a profit out of you. So you just end up with rich kids getting the tickets.
    I guess if your desperate to go to any event a "scalper" is a good place to go to get a ticket but think of it like this: if there was no scalping going on there coulda been a ticket for you at a reasonable price and not 500% more!
     
  4. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    15,023
    Location:
    Canada
    If there was no scalping, there's a good chance there wouldn't be a ticket for you at any price.
     
  5. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    10,282
    Location:
    Great Britain
    True, but no ticket availiable vs ticket plus 500% premium is the same outcome for most people.


    In the future aimee you should try as best as you can to get the ticket as soon as possible. Even if you fail at least you know you tried.
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,109
    Location:
    Aperture Science Laboratories
    Well it's sort of hard when, basically, the sale is the day after you're moving.
     
  7. madviking

    madviking north american scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    11,337
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    flavortown
    Yea, I dunno where you're getting the vibe that I'm mocking you. I've scalped tickets for concerts for money during the summer. It's a good source of income in the madviking household.
     
  8. Atticus

    Atticus Chieftain Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,666
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    Nick Cave played some years ago in Helsinki. His concert was sold up super quick and he was offered to play in Hockey arena. He thought it was not proper place for his music and played in the smaller place where he originally was going to, but two or three different concerts instead. That's something I appreciate.

    Personally, I don't want to pay more than 10 euros for one performer. I don't think anyone is worth more. Apparently I don't have personal problems with scalpers then. If people took music more mundanely, nobody would have problems with them.
     
  9. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    8,383
    Location:
    The Tiberium Future
    aimee I feel your frustration, but I have to side with the scalpers on this one. In my opinion there are definitely more positives than negatives regarding scalpers. Personally, if it weren't for scalpers my father never would have been able to get three tickets to the Fiesta Bowl so we could see Ohio State play Notre Dame.
     
  10. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    22,877
    Location:
    Melbourne, AUS Reputation:131^(9/2)
    If there are scalpers, the price was too low in the first place.
     
  11. Boundless

    Boundless Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,004
    Location:
    The walled city, UK
    This really isn't the case, tons of "normal fans" manage to get the tickets, the scalpers only get a minority of the tickets. You didn't get a ticket because of a variety of reasons, but TOUTING WAS NOT ONE OF THEM! An now, because of touts, even though you didn't manage to get a ticket on time, you can still get one! To me that seems a positive rather than a negative!

    They set the price at the highest they think they will still sell out...respect that?
     
  12. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    28,485
    Location:
    London, UK
    I can't remember the last time I went to a gig that was sold out. Most gigs I've been to in the past 2 years have had maybe 20 or 30 people in the audience.

    I think the only time I've ever wanted to see a band but the gig was sold out was when I went to see The Ataris when I was 16, and I got a ticket off a guy outside the venue who had 1 too many for face value. That was a great night.


    Also: what azzaman and Zelig said.
     
  13. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    8,383
    Location:
    The Tiberium Future
    Whether or not it sells out depends on the band. I've seen Iron Maiden and Rush on several occasions and each time both bands sold out.
     
  14. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Location:
    Kurdistan
    Mise, Which bands are you going to see? Styx? Europe?
     
  15. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    28,485
    Location:
    London, UK
    Nah, mostly small bands on independent labels. Biggest band I saw in 2011 was The Descendents, which actually might have been sold out come to think of it.
     
  16. Boundless

    Boundless Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,004
    Location:
    The walled city, UK
    Everything else is too mainstream?
     
  17. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    16,323
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    i, for one, simply see no incentive to go to big mainstream gigs.
    they're ridiculously overpriced, venues are filled to the brim, you are herded in and out before and immediately after the concert like cattle and beer is expensive and you wont get one since you wont care for standing in that queue.

    small gigs on the other hand lack all those characteristics, the toilets, not being overcrowded, can be used for drug consummation like it was intendend by god almighty, you can stay at the venue before and after the concert if you wish so and if the performance is crap you dont feel compelled to listen to it by the ticket price and can go get some more beer.
     
  18. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    9,587
    Location:
    Romania
    Mise lost all hipster credibility when i found out 2 albums from The Descendents charted in the top 200.
     
  19. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Location:
    Kurdistan
  20. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    28,485
    Location:
    London, UK
    Yeah, they're pretty mainstream. I saw NOFX a few times, most recently in 2010 (I think?); they're probably the most commercially successful band I've seen on purpose.
     

Share This Page