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  #165118 17-Sep-2008 17:25
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@satch -apparently they have ways -don't ask me what they are: I'm not in the game. Probably can't catch everyone & the smart operators, but a good number would be caught, I'd bet. I'd also bet, any who bought scalped tickets & were prevented admission on Friday wouldn't go near a scalper again.

@sbiddle -in this case, the'organisers' would be the NRL. They control ALL NRL finals series' game & take all the revenue generated. Would be very amusing to see some scalpers & the saps who purchased their rip-off tickets attempting to sue the NRL for their loses. Remember, the ticket purchaser has ONLY procured the admission to the ground: nothing else. It clearly states on the tickets they cannot be on-sold (that's what non-transferable means) & right of entry can be invoked against any person(s) entering with invalid tickets.

I've no time for scalpers or scalping. They have only deprived genuine sports fans, many of whom wasted THEIR valuable time by standing in queue (some 400-odd at the New Lynn ticket branch alone. Nearly all of whom missed out), & hogging the online systems, preventing the honest from gaining ticket access. And please don't anyone start on about how its only market forces at play.

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  #165308 18-Sep-2008 12:25
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1gkar: @satch -apparently they have ways -don't ask me what they are: I'm not in the game. Probably can't catch everyone & the smart operators, but a good number would be caught, I'd bet.

This statement makes no logical sense!  Unless they can somehow identify either the tickets or purchaser of the tickets, there is no way they could know.  For example - if I was to purchase tickets to event X using my credit card and name, and give them to a mate of mine to sell on one of our favourite auction websites, they would have no idea of the origin of the tickets unless one of the following things occurred:

1. My friend gave the seating location of the tickets
2. My friend revealed the serial numbers of the tickets
3. My friend revealed my name
4. Someone associated with event X purchased the tickets and then tracked them back to me

On a side note, I find it hard to comprehend why so many people moan about missing out on the big events so often.  Just yesterday both a mate of mine and I tried for Wellington Sevens tickets at 9am when they went on sale.  Both tried via Ticketmaster online.  We both were able to purchase tickets with no hassles whatsoever.  We had phone contact during the purchase, and as his tickets were in a better location to mine, we decided to purchase his and I aborted my transaction.

Also a colleague sitting right next to me was able to purchase 10 tickets with no problems at all.  I realise that some people have to miss out, but I fail to see what all the fuss is about.  I've *never* missed out on tickets to the things I've wanted to attend.

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  #165322 18-Sep-2008 12:58
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Re Sevens, two of us tried flat out from 9am and couldnt get a single ticket online?

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