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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 240679 20-Sep-2018 07:53
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I imagine this is happening in NZ as well....or will soon.


"CBC News obtained a copy of Ticketmaster's official reseller handbook, which outlines these fees. It also details Ticketmaster's reward system for scalpers. As scalpers hit milestones such as $500,000 or $1 million in annual sales, Ticketmaster will knock a percentage point off its fees."




'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 2093603 20-Sep-2018 08:49
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There was an in depth article on youtube a couple of years back that dug into this with Viagogo.


Still around (can't link it from here where its blocked) that shows hidden camera footage of them cracking deals with the promoter for ticket percentages and giving staff incentive, and books of credit cards to load up on tickets when they hit the market to resell.


Not new, but finally coming more to light how dodgy the unmanaged practice is

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