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Economic acts between consenting adults

I'm all in favour of them, frankly but this government is not:

"The Government is now looking to event organisers, promoters and their ticket agents to work together to find new ways of making sure that tickets are properly distributed without fans routinely paying over-the-odds. These improvements can happen without the burden of new regulation, by criminalising fans who want to buy tickets for sold-out events or sell tickets that they cannot use".

Conceivably the people at Pravda Central, or Andy 'just how much eyeliner are you wearing?' Burnham in whose name this went out got their words a bit derrière about visage and missed out an 'or' but why should they be given the benefit of the doubt when the rest of the content is almost as dispiritingly illiberal, ill-thought out and generally ghastly.

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Anonymous nomad said... 3:44 pm

Yes - but how do fans wanting tickets know the event is sold out before they are told so by the sellers when they apply for tickets? No doubt all will be made clear in due course.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 4:10 pm

In my days as an official seller of tickets at a well-known football club, I could not get over how many people would spend their hard-earned on touted tickets *before* checking whether there were any legitimate ones on sale. We used to get people coming to the window saying "but that bloke at the station said you were sold out". How we laughed once the shutters went down at KO.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:46 pm

"over-the-odds" meaning, of course, a price some willing buyer is happy to give to some willing seller.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:53 pm

The difference between touts ands ticket agencies is that the former will cut prices to reduce their losses if needs be, whereas Keith Prowse, Ticket Master et will not.

Anon - Indeed. My favourite price point is 'free', but I do not get that very often.  



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