There is no federal law against scalping, but, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 15 states ban the practice in some way, most labeling it as a misdemeanor with penalties including fines and/or up to a year in jail. But 10 other people want a cake. Personally, I've got a very conservative/moderate opinion on the whole ticket reselling industry. In many areas, asking anything more than face value for your excess tickets is considered illegal ticket scalping, so make sure you know what the local laws are before you try this. His small shop is wedged in between a florist and a ticket-scalper. Craigslist rules state no scalping, but even that portal is rife with scalpers. In July of 2006, Florida lifted its ban on scalping and brought the debate into the public eye. Don't pick on a little guy who's probably just doing the best he can. Different states offer different incentives for LLCs filing in those states. Which State to File Your LLC In. Last Updated: April 7, 2019 Although it's a victimless crime, the act of scalping tickets is illegal in most countries. So what do you do with your extra tickets? I wanted to get tickets for an NFL game which has not gone on sale yet through normal channels. So I get transferred within a year and I can't sell my house? Ticket Master and the brokers then through their charitable donations become the beautiful helpful organizations who help America. But on the other hand, they will scream and stomp their feet if they have to pay above face value. Get ready to roister about a perfect score on the words from October 5–11, 2020! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. A cake manufacturer releases 10 cakes at 10 dollars each. Some malicious bots may pretend to be running a particular browser, then cycle through user agents to prevent being detected. Many have claimed that scalping is capitalism and thus must be allowed; supply and demand lead to price. You live paycheck to paycheck, you would sell them too. Gretchen Whitmer signed a pair of bills this week legalizing the practice of ticket scalping but prohibiting the use of ticket-buying bot software in Michigan. Get legal help with matters related to work and residency. Ticket import is an industry generating $15 billion per year in global revenues. Be cautious if you try to buy any scalped tickets yourself. When a marriage ends, it's important to take the necessary legal steps to formally terminate the relationship. Life is not fair. Let's do this for concerts and sporting events, too. Once the tickets are purchased, the broker turns around and sells them, usually at a profit. The divorce process can be a particularly emotional and vulnerable time. If you knew what retailers paid wholesalers for the products they stocked, would you still buy them? If one purchases a ticket in the back row, they cannot "fix it up" and turn it into a front row seat for more money. That's why people are willing to spend more than face value. Ticket fraud is very common, and while most scalpers are trying to make an honest dollar, there are some trying to swindle buyers. Permanent, temporary, lump-sum, rehabilitative, and reimbursement are all types of alimony that may apply to you during a divorce. Sell them for 200 dollars a piece. In short, for those who are moaning that the mark up is too big to be fair, why not do the same thing and undercut hence raising extra money for future tickets and reducing the mark up? Then there are the 'accidental scalpers' - the people who purchased more tickets than they needed, not knowing friends would cancel on them, who try to recoup their costs by selling the excess tickets as they go into the event. If it is against the law in many states for a person stuck with an extra ticket to sell it for more than face value then why do we allow a double standard? Profits do not go to the artist or the concert hall. When someone "flips" a house, everyone want to know how they did it. Research source. House buying is not a split second decision type deal. Ticket scalpers are part of their business model. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/9\/9a\/Scalp-Tickets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Scalp-Tickets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/9\/9a\/Scalp-Tickets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid636567-v4-728px-Scalp-Tickets-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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