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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 08:52:28 PM »
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this lad is no different to what ticketmaster now actively promote as a legit business...

Yeah TM is the king of touting

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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2017, 07:12:32 AM »
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Ticketmaster only cares about one thing = $$$. They don't give a sh** who's buying the tickets, they just care they're selling.

Bands need to tell Ticketmaster to f*** off and devise a new system. U2's big enough to do it. But it doesn't matter what you do, scalpers will find a way. The best outcome is to minimize scalping -- you'll never eradicate it completely.

Ask Pearl Jam how that worked out for them........

Yep. The Internet aspect of things now just adds a different layer on all of it.

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It's a nice idea, but I don't think enough fans have the guts to follow through with it. Most fans who want to see them live aren't going to give up a chance to do so, especially given their age. We don't know how many more U2 tours we'll get.

Also a 'yep' here. And even if, say, half of us were able to boycott or whatever, that's a whole other group of people and scalpers that will say, "Hey, tickets for me!"

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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2017, 07:16:50 AM »
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this lad is no different to what ticketmaster now actively promote as a legit business...

Yeah TM is the king of touting

Aye - it is a legit business now.....

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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2017, 08:50:30 AM »
I quess we can never ban out touting for 100%

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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2017, 11:12:00 AM »
Whats funny is whether you believe in free flowing capital or not sooner or later someone is going to be affected by others actions. I am not sure why people are outrage because the US operates under a model of late-capitalism.

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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2017, 02:20:40 PM »
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We need to get back to the days of good old queing at outlets to get tickets. Its by far the fairest system for fans

I've never queued for tickets and not seen plenty of touts working the queue.  Also, queuing makes it difficult for those who don't live near the venue, or have to go to work, to get tickets. 

Whatever people say about secondary ticket sites like stubhub, they do at least give the fan buying from them some security regarding the legitimacy of the ticket.  It's better than having to haggle with a tout outside the venue who may be selling you a fake.  Also in the UK we have face value ticket sites for those fans who want to sell to others without making a profit.   

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2017, 09:33:30 AM »
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Ticketmaster only cares about one thing = $$$. They don't give a sh** who's buying the tickets, they just care they're selling.

Bands need to tell Ticketmaster to f*** off and devise a new system. U2's big enough to do it. But it doesn't matter what you do, scalpers will find a way. The best outcome is to minimize scalping -- you'll never eradicate it completely.

Ask Pearl Jam how that worked out for them........

The reason that failed was because people like REM and Neil Young "supported" them but not enough to boycott ticketmaster. If REM had joined Pearl Jam it would have been 2/4 of the biggest bands in the world at that time (the others being U2 and Oasis) denying TM money. It would have had an effect. And then if U2 had boycotted them for Popmart...

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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2017, 10:55:00 AM »
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Ticketmaster only cares about one thing = $$$. They don't give a sh** who's buying the tickets, they just care they're selling.

Bands need to tell Ticketmaster to f*** off and devise a new system. U2's big enough to do it. But it doesn't matter what you do, scalpers will find a way. The best outcome is to minimize scalping -- you'll never eradicate it completely.

Ask Pearl Jam how that worked out for them........

The reason that failed was because people like REM and Neil Young "supported" them but not enough to boycott ticketmaster. If REM had joined Pearl Jam it would have been 2/4 of the biggest bands in the world at that time (the others being U2 and Oasis) denying TM money. It would have had an effect. And then if U2 had boycotted them for Popmart...

When they are all feeding from the same trough they aren't gonna be making any stands.

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Re: The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017, 01:34:49 PM »
Believe it or not, this up-pricing of items is also popping up with retailers. Sites like Walmart.com have now started allowing third-party sellers to list sold-out items at higher prices. For example, the NES Classic video game system that sold out this Christmas. You can't buy it at WM.com for $59.99 because they are sold out, but they will allow a scalper to list it for whatever ridiculous priced they choose, and Walmart of course collects a fee for the listing. Same phenomenon.