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Don’t outlaw scalping. Obsolete It. Teams should scalp their own tickets.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The title says it all. It is legal in most states to resell tickets, but why is it even necessary? Why don’t venues (teams, concerts etc.) do it themselves, like the airlines do? The extra money that they would make by selling tickets above face value for those who don’t want to buy way in advance or stand in line (”convenience pricing”) could go to charities if the teams don’t want bad PR. Better to charity than to a bunch of middlepeople and scalpers.

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