bazzer:MileHighKiwi: The story in the Dom Post today about bots buying tickets is disturbing. I really don't object to people on selling their personal tickets at a profit, free market and all that, but if bots are buying multiple tickets with the pure goal of financial gain, that's wrong and needs to be stopped.
Why? I am personally against scalping, but if you're going to say it's OK for individuals to buy tickets and sell them for premeditated profit, why is it not OK for those same people to use bots to do the work for them?
Unless you're talking about Skynet in which case, I agree with you.
Agree - buying tickets to resell for profit from the onset is scalping whether done by human or automation. The automation is quite worrying though.
Ticketek need to seriously bump up their system to detect this if it is going on and then prosecute those doing it to the maximum extent of the law, and I am sure IRD would like to be pointed in those scalpers direct too so as to make sure they were paid their dues from those profits!