Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Sep 2, 2009.
But, of course, we all know, IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN HERE!
Is that sarcasm or something? I've never seen a scalper at Reliant.
I have seen a few, but that isn't the type of scalper they are talking about. They are talking about ticket brokers like StubHub.
You do know what a ticket broker is right? I know there is a bunch on Richmond and if memory serves there is one right next to Treasures on Westheimer.
The Texans have ticket brokers who own PSLs and other season tickets which are sold on Stubhub and ebay. There have been threads about this where there has been plenty of heated arguments.
I'd guesstimate that more than half of those random guys that come up and ask you if you got any extras are actually scalpers.
BTW - you want to see actual scalpers - walk down Kirby towards 610 on game day.
I sadly had to buy a ticket one day from them (long story) and almost saw some serious bloodshed between them.
Yes. Yes there is...
ESPN report that the Skins have actually sued fans that couldn't pay this year because of the economy.............and resold them during the course of the lawsuits. Furthermore, suits have also been filed on fans for the same practice of reselling their tickets or season ticket packages for over face value. Sounds like a win-win for the Skins.
Redskins and scalpers in the same sentence makes me chuckle.
Who sues the Redskins for selling to scalpers? Here is the precedent WASHINGTON POST article about the lawsuits against fans for inability to pay. I know the law is the law. But obviously the Skins don't mind having it both ways..........paid for their own illegal practices while being paid for fans' so-called "illegal" practices (many of the defaults already covered by reselling of the tickets).
This article is quite long and detailed. Pay special attention to the beginning and end of the article chronicling the 72-year-old grandmother die hard Skins fan who lost her business, could not afford to pay her annual $5500 payment and asked for a 1-2 year waiver of payment of her 10 year contract. The Skins were successful with a $66,000+ judgement, her tickets have been resold, and she has been forced into bankruptcy. The end of the article finalizes this already tragic set of events.
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