What is a Scalper?

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What is a Scalper?

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Ticket brokers do not like that word, as it seems to imply that someone is being hurt or taken advantage of in a transaction. It’s unfortunate that this word is used in a transaction involving 2 consenting parties who negotiate in good faith for the betterment of each other (broker gets money, buyer gets desired tickets), but the word has been in common usage for so long that some states even list on their business licenses the occupational name of “Ticket Scalper”. This is akin to calling a police officer a “pig”, or a doctor a “sawbones”, and this term will soon go the way of ethnic slurs and the like, as more people are becoming familiar with the business of ticket brokering and its positive effects on the secondary ticket market. Some people say that a scalper is a person who sells tickets in front of a venue just before the start of the event. Once again, this is a term that doesn’t apply here, as many individuals and ticket brokers can be found selling tickets in this manner, usu

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The term scalper has several definitions. It may apply to a day trader in the stock market who purchases stock and quickly sells it, usually within a matter of minutes, for small profits. The term scalper may also refer to anyone who purchases collectibles not to collect but to make money by selling them at a profit. Another form of scalper purchases hard to get items, like popular new toys released during the Christmas season, and then sells them at a much higher price. Most commonly, people use the term scalper to describe people who purchase large blocks of tickets for sporting events, Broadway shows, or concert performances. They then resell these tickets, usually right in front of the venue where the event will occur. Prices of tickets sold by a scalper may have as much as a 100% markup, but people may have to use a scalper when they cannot get tickets by any other means. In many states, the activities of the scalper are illegal, especially when he or she sells the tickets right o

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A scalper is someone who purchases tickets to an event with no intent in attending. Instead the tickets are sold to fans for higher than face value. Metallica’s show at the MTS Centre will be the first to implement the new system. When tickets go on sale Saturday, the best 20% of seats will be sold paperless. An electronic ticket is issued to the buyers credit card. When the buyer enters the venue, he/she is required to swipe the credit card to obtain a stub with the seating numbers. In the event that parents purchase tickets for their kids, or someone purchases them as a gift – the credit card should be borrowed. I don’t think parents and credit card companies are going to be to happy about that one. What if you don’t have a credit card? You can access the paperless tickets and pay by cash at a Ticketmaster Box Office. You will have to provide your ID, your name is then attached to the paperless ticket. Your ID must again be present on the day of the event to gain entry. The system do

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RUNS UP HIS/HER VISA BILLS BUYING UP ALL THE TICKETS BEFORE TRUE FANS GET A CHANCE. THEN THEY TRY AND OVERCHARGE YOU BY AS MUCH AS THEY CAN- AND ONLY BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO BUSY WORKING WHEN THE TICKETS WENT ON SALE. A SCALPER IS A SCUMBAG WHO WILL LIE AND SAY WHATVER IT TAKES TO GET YOU THE BUYERS $$$$. SCALPERS ARE ONE STEP UP FROM RAPISTS AND PEDOPHILES. YA YOU COULD SAY I DONT LIKE THEM. THEY ARE LIKE PRETEND HOMELESS PEOPLE, IF YOU KEEP GIVING THEM $$ THEN WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM WANT TO GET HONEST JOBS.

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