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BBC is trailing a discussion of ticket-touting on You and Yours at noon today.

I won't be able to listen, but I just emailed to suggest a hint of double-standards. If anyone is listening, perhaps you could look out for my point:

An event is an event. If the organisers mis-price it, surely that's their lookout.

But perhaps ticket touting may commonly be an inside job, setting an *official* price for the publicity and the taxman, and a *higher* price for the market?

Nevertheless, an event is just an event. Is it not the height of double-standards for a society to cry foul at ticket-touting, while at the same time rejoicing in obscene levels of unearned profiteering on such a fundamental thing as the roof over our heads? £2000 for a "£20" ticket pales into insignificance against £200k for a £60k house!

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BBC is trailing a discussion of ticket-touting on You and Yours at noon today.

I won't be able to listen, but I just emailed to suggest a hint of double-standards. If anyone is listening, perhaps you could look out for my point:

What about number touts?

I hear they are charging us interest on all those numbers they type into their computers - you know, the ones we have to use to run our economy.

But then, surely no-one would tolerate that big a scam, would they?

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BBC is trailing a discussion of ticket-touting on You and Yours at noon today.

I won't be able to listen, but I just emailed to suggest a hint of double-standards. If anyone is listening, perhaps you could look out for my point:

I sent in a similar message. If I can't get a ticket to a gig for face value (or a little above from someone looking to get rid of a spare ticket) then I simply don't go.

Unfortunately with housing, it's a little more difficult to simply opt out because you need a roof over your head. Why no fuss about the housing scalpers?

Getting back to ticket sales, I wouldn't be at all surprised if companies employed ebay-sniper software to buy up tickets off Ticketmaster to be resold to the punters straight away. This is arguably wrong and immoral but it isn't messing around with an essential good or commodity so I have to conclude that there are bigger fish to fry.

I've just rung up the venue and checked on the band's website to confirm that the next gig I'm going to is tickets at the door only. I'll have just as good a time as if I were spending £150 to see someone famous at the O2 Arena.

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I sent in a similar message. If I can't get a ticket to a gig for face value (or a little above from someone looking to get rid of a spare ticket) then I simply don't go.

Unfortunately with housing, it's a little more difficult to simply opt out because you need a roof over your head. Why no fuss about the housing scalpers?

Getting back to ticket sales, I wouldn't be at all surprised if companies employed ebay-sniper software to buy up tickets off Ticketmaster to be resold to the punters straight away. This is arguably wrong and immoral but it isn't messing around with an essential good or commodity so I have to conclude that there are bigger fish to fry.

I've just rung up the venue and checked on the band's website to confirm that the next gig I'm going to is tickets at the door only. I'll have just as good a time as if I were spending £150 to see someone famous at the O2 Arena.

I was up second.

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BBC is trailing a discussion of ticket-touting on You and Yours at noon today.

I won't be able to listen, but I just emailed to suggest a hint of double-standards. If anyone is listening, perhaps you could look out for my point:

Ticket touting is a valuable service. I've got prime seats at brilliant gigs that I would never have had the option to buy otherwise without going to all the hassle of joining fan clubs and keeping abreast of release dates etc etc. It makes more economic sense for me to work at my day job for a couple of hours and pay a tout a premium for getting me a good seat. Of course event promoters could just charge extra for premium seats in the first place but I guess they havn't thought of that one yet ...

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I don't know why they don't just sell tickets via ebay.

Actually, this suggestion is brilliant. Ebay is trusted, and would work just fine. They should have done the whole Olympics that way. And they could have then allowed people to sell on their tickets on the open market, as in theory they wouldnt be able to cash in on an extraordinary profit.

The Olympic games might also have made quite a bit of money, reducing the burden on the taxpayer.

The only problem would have been the Bleating from The Champagne Socialists as they bemoaned the lack of 'Hard Working Families' in the Olympic Ceremony with them.

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