Sunday, October 07, 2007

Scalping is not evil

In addition, New York this year joined states such as Florida and Illinois in dropping the so-called anti-scalping laws that attempted to prohibit the resale of tickets for more than a nominal increase over face value.

The laws were among the most worthless on the books. If anything, they drove ticket prices higher by limiting supply as the laws made some potential sellers reluctant to put tickets up for sale. Numerous studies have shown ticket resale prices drop once anti-scalping laws disappear.

here

Scalping benefits basically everyone. It's due time this is recognized, and teams would benefit by allowing a more fluid market to develop.

Oh and congrats Dbacks! Here come the fair-weather fans.

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