best way to find a scalper?
June 19, 2005 2:46 PM   Subscribe

I wish to attend this concert, but the tickets were sold out before I knew it was happening. I've never bought from a scalper before, but am willing to. How do I find one, preferably in advance so I don't make the trip without knowing I will get in, and what are good ways to avoid being ripped off?
posted by bac to Shopping (7 answers total)
 
Find a licensed ticket broker.
posted by cribcage at 2:48 PM on June 19, 2005


Maybe ebay? I've bought tickets with no problem there.
posted by null terminated at 3:03 PM on June 19, 2005


Craigslist is a good source for tickets also.
posted by chunking express at 4:06 PM on June 19, 2005


I, also, have had good results with ebay on several occasions.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:11 PM on June 19, 2005


Anecdotal experience aside, the poster asked for "good ways to avoid being ripped off." Avoiding eBay altogether is a good start. And I say that as an eBay seller since 1999.
posted by cribcage at 4:25 PM on June 19, 2005


Thanks to all for the answers. I just bought a pair at ebay for a reasonable price. Cribcage, the seller had 600 positive feedbacks and no negatives over three years, so I'm optimistic that it'll work out well.
posted by bac at 4:29 PM on June 19, 2005


Now the question's been answered and the problem solved, I'll just derail for a moment and say "Wow - that Bill Graham is still promoting gigs, despite having been dead for 14 years!"
posted by benzo8 at 12:19 AM on June 20, 2005


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