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Ticket Scalping

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by KBC-12, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. KBC-12

    KBC-12 Regular Member

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    So I was able to get some tickets for a PGA Tour tournament this weekend for free.

    I want to know how I should go about selling some these without getting in trouble. Anyone have any advice?
    Of course I have thought of craiglist, but I'm not sure if its a good idea. I guess I'm also asking what are your thoughts on listing them on CL?
     
  2. mellowfellow

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    craigslist might flag you
     
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    craigslist is your best bet.
     
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    They may flag you but I doubt it. If you comeup with some story like..you bought the tickets and now you have to work so youre selling them, im sure youll be fine.
     
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  5. havingadabble

    havingadabble Regular Member

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    Have you tried StubHub?
     
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  6. KBC-12

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    Haha. Thats exactly what I did. ;) I woke up kinda late today & just posted on CL & remembered this thread. Yeah I think this should be fine.


    No I didnt think of that, thanks. Is it easy to sell on there? I mean do you have give them a lot of info?
     
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    It is easy to sell on Stubhub, but they take a ton of money on fees.
     
  8. angelas111

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    cl is the best. cash money on the spot.
     
  9. nicklesbr

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    Ticket scalping is only illegal in a few states, most states actually allow you to sell your tickets for whatever you like. As others have mentioned, you can sell them on stubhub, (they take a lot of fees). I have had good success on Ebay if you have a good standing account with good feedback. CL you are most likely to get flagged so I wouldn't waste my time.
     
  10. Shifty

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    find a cpa offer like a zip or email submit related to golf that pays more than 1 dollar, then put ads on cl and gumtree saying that you're giving away the tickets. After the replies come in send them to the offer and choose the winner after you`ve made enough $ with the cpa offer. good luck!
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    CL - easy peasy. If you had time, you could try ebay?
     
  12. spirit bay

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    Use cl all the time for tickets, never any problems.
    I find eb^y a bit more finicky.
     
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    A guy in Seattle i buy tickets from for Mariners games has his own email and he says he has clients he emails all the time with list of tickets to concerts, and sporting events.

    If you do this part time you could build a list of 50-100 people with list of tickets you buy. These people could become cash cows for you in the future. I have thought about doing this for a while.
     
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  14. KBC-12

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    So nobody responded to the ad. They went unsold. I proly could have sold them to a friend, but o well.

    When I was looking at the tickets section of CL I was thinking there has to be a method here. :hmmmm: Anyone know of any basic arbitrage techniques?
    Maybe try to buy big games in advance on one site, then wait until a couple days before the game and list them on CL.

    I really like this idea. I wish I would have seen it in time. I guess perhaps that could be the method in the tickets section. Buy a couple tickets $100 bucks and then do the give away and hope you get $200 worth of conversions, at least.

    Just thought we could turn this one into a brainstorming thread, feel free to jump in... what do you guys think of those ideas?
     
  15. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    I got one pair of tickets for paul mccartney in montreal on the floor. Usually, this goes for around 1200$, but I am unable to find a place to sell them. Went on Kijiji, ebay, (and a local website). Scalping is always a guess.
     
  16. KBC-12

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    Cool, let us know how it works out.

    Did you try CL?

    What about doing @Shifty's idea and do a give away & promote related email & zip submits....
     
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    CL is best
     
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    Gotta say, CL is definitely your bread and butter.

    A few years ago, when I lived in Chicago, I actually won a chance to buy tickets from the Cubs lottery. They use a lottery system to randomly pick the people that are allowed to buy tickets.

    I bought a good $1200 in tickets and resold them on CL for around $5000 total. I also saved the tickets for the games I wanted to attend. People showed up at my apartment at midnight to pay 4x the face value.
     
  19. KBC-12

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    So just buy tickets in bulk, advertise on CL and make 'em pay premium right around game day?

    What do you think about shifty's idea with the giveaway & CPA submit? I like it, but it probably doesnt fit with buying in bulk model. Better when you just buy 2-4 tickets to the weekend game or something.
    I wonder what kind of conversion would be needed to make that profitable....

    It's hard to beat cold hard cash though...