One state rep thinks so ...
I don't have a problem with average joe doing what he has to do, but the large scale brokers are a sham.
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its an open market.. the individual ticket prices are driven by demand and what people will pay for a given event. His take is dumb. if they enforce this on stubhub it will just go back to the old way where ticket brokers have individual offices again.
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I'm surprised the sports venues haven't adjusted ticket prices accordingly. I'm guessing they are either being nice and keeping them reasonable for regular folks, or maybe there are some sort of rules against it. Either way, if people are willing to pay those prices I don't think they should make laws limiting what people can charge.
I'd rather get rid of the $25+ transaction fees
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I've bought tickets to 12 events on StubHub. For 11 of them, I've paid less than the face value of the ticket. The time I paid a premium, I got front row tickets for a Cubs game at Wrigley field. If Stub Hub didn't exist, I have no idea how I would have bought those tickets... even if I found a broker (which existed well before Stub Hub, lets keep in mind) I believe I would have paid a lot more than I did. Due to Stub Hub, there was a wide variety of great seats, and the prices were completely transparent, hence, competition, hence, lower prices.
I've also sent emails and tweets to the CEO of Stub Hub, and he's always responded. Pretty cool.