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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SIERRA BOGGESS TICKET FOR SALE

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JohnyBroadway
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joined:4/10/12
Who buys full price phantom tickets anymore? Codes have been issued for years.
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Kelly2
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joined:1/5/07
...Selling memorabilia that I no longer have room in my home for is a bit different than marking up a ticket by 50$ or more.
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ArtMan
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joined:9/10/08
How so? When I got my Priscilla pingpong, it cost me nothing. (I immediately gave it away to a kid for FREE who would have enjoyed it more). If this promotional memorabilia didn't cost you anything, then any price, especially your prices, is a huge markup. It's not different. Its how you choose to look at it. You're giving the OP a hard time for doing the same thing.

Updated On: 1/1/13 at 10:23 PM
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Kelly2
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And unlike personal property, which one is allowed to buy and sell at their discretion, there are laws regarding the markup allowed when reselling tickets. I believe in New York you are only allowed to sell for face value + 20%. Which would put this seat above that minimum. I believe StubHub is exempt for legal reasons I don't claim to know, but if she were selling this ticket as a private citizen in New York, the price she is charging is not even legal.
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frogs_fan85
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The markup percentage law was repealed in New York years ago.
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Kelly2
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Well that's my bad then! I was unaware. In general, I am 150% opposed to ticket reselling because I believe it restricts access to entertainment based on who can afford it the most as opposed to who desires to attend. Ticket prices for theatre are unreasonable enough already, to try to use someone's fandom or love of a show to upcharge them makes me upset and very sad.

I'm sorry if anyone feels I'm being harsh, but anyone who has spent a long time seeing live music or theatre will have dealt with the irritation of StubHub and their ilk.
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Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
^ I agree with you there. It happened with the 12/12/12 concert. People got greedy and were trying to sell some of those tickets for tens of thousands of dollars. I'm 99% sure most of the profit people made from those tickets were not going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Kelly2
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Marianne2, I had heard that. I overheard someone talking about how they had paid over 2000$ for a ticket on some broker website but it was "totally worth it". I couldn't believe it.
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winston89
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joined:6/18/06
Kelly, I think that you're wrong in that you're giving the OP grief for doing something that you have done yourself. As it has been pointed out, there is nothing wrong from a legal standpoint with the original poster selling the ticket for whatever price he wants to. Just like there is nothing wrong with selling merchandise online or buying it at whatever price you wish.

The markup law in New York is a thing of the past, and the orignal poster is nowhere near the venue so it's not like he or she is breaking the law by selling a ticket right outside the venue.

On a different note, I know that with the 12/12/12 concert, Stubhub was vocal in saying that they were donating any money that they would have made from ticket sales right to the Robin Hood fund. And, that they were encouraging sellers to do the same and there were many who did.

I know that there is nothing against the law right now with reselling tickets in NY state. Sure it sucks that people are price gouging but they are allowed to do so. If you don't like the price of a ticket on stubhub, don't buy it. Just like if you don't like the price to a Broadway show that's being sold on telecharge or Ticketmaster don't buy it. It's your choice.
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Kelly2
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I'm happy to pay full price when the show is worth it. That money goes to the production. Resold tickets, especially at a markup just goes in somebody's pocket. I don't play that game.

I have a similar problem with people stealing cast recordings on the internet and then complaining about shows not being recorded. Perhaps if there was someone buying from the actual point of purchase...
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Its exactly the same thing. Justify it as you might, but anything you mark up past the purchase price (or free) isn't going into the originators hands, either. Why do YOU deserve the extra money, but not the ticket holder?

ESPECIALLY since she is only adding the stubhub fees onto the price of the ticket. (I'll take her at face value for that.) Just because you can get a similar ticket NOW for less, doesn't mean full price wasn't paid when her parents bought the ticket. And yes SHE is entitled the money from the tickets. IT WAS A GIFT.
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lightguy06222
Broadway Star
joined:12/3/06
good luck.

i got a ticket day-of for the 10,000th performance. for free.

granted, I guess this is a bigger milestone. but I'm sure if I wanted, I could find a ticket... for WAY less than what you're asking.

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