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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ticket Scalpers of the World Unite and Overcharge Profusely

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2007 at 6:00 AM

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These are good times for ticket scalpers. A few states including Minnesota and New York decided on measures to legalize scalping, or at least make it easier. And even though it’s still illegal here, SF scalpers earned a Home Run King’s ransom in front of AT&T Park up until Barry finally sealed the deal a few nights ago. And on top of it all, we’ve just learned that local online ticketing baron Eric Baker, of StubHub fame, just struck a deal with venture capitalists that could turn his latest project into Europe’s favorite place to buy second-hand tickets. Too bad Baker won’t be selling any tickets for NFL Europa or David Beckham.

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