Tag Archives: Ticket Reselling

Swapping Transit Tickets Mid-Journey To Reduce Fares

 Let’s meet in the middle (From Medium.com: How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage) I’m glad somebody took the time to look at this.  It turns out that in some circumstances two passengers on two different journeys on BART trains … Continue reading

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The New York Times Really Doesn’t Like Secondary Ticket Markets

From the New York Times: Some Ticket Scalpers Pass on Okla. Benefit Concert Scalpers are “Friends in Low Places“ (More on ticket reselling here and here.  More on the Oklahoma tornado here.) A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of … Continue reading

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Concert Promoters Prefer Market Pricing While Claiming They Don’t

From the NYT:  Concert Industry Struggles With ‘Bots’ That Siphon Off Tickets No satisfaction The Background: Only a concert promoter can complain of too much demand for his goods and services and beg for prosecution of his most eager customers. … Continue reading

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Olympics Tickets Distribution Still a Disaster

From the WSJ:  The Ticket Mess Has a New Martyr The London games organizing committee isn’t helping.  A clever nerd devised a non-intrusive way to provide alerts for anyone who wanted to know when tickets to certain events became available. … Continue reading

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Markets That Won’t Clear: Olympic Spectator Seats

From the WSJ:  Games Chief Bristles at Empty-Seats Questions and Olympic Ticket Trouble Leaves an Empty Feeling Some possible reasons: Tickets were offered to Britons in “a complicated multistage lottery” that generated “a torrent of complaints when many people complained about being … Continue reading

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