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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 10:47 AM
What has the scalper scene been like night of shows? Prices? Counterfit issues?
Anybody have any feedback?

 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 10:48 AM
Someone here said they bought a fake.
It's quite shady out there, I personally wouldn't risk it.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 11:12 AM
Don't ever buy from those scalper guys....ripoff every time.
 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 01:42 PM
There is a group of maybe 10-15 guys who fan out and buy loose tickets from people and put all their tickets in a giant pot and try to make money off of all of them. I've never bought one or heard from someone who bought one, but on opening night they were starting about $250 and ended up close to $150 at about 830.

Some of them were telling people "Ok I'll give the tickets to your buddy. You stay here with me, when he gets inside you can pay me."


 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 03:13 PM
I buy from the scalpels all the time. I have seen more fakes this year than ever before, and I met two people from craigslist who tried to sell me fakes, so be careful. If the prices seem too good to be true, or the guy is more willing to negotiate than he should be, your antenna should go up. I've been going to the same guys for years, and they have never burned me.
 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 03:32 PM
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I buy from the scalpels all the time. I have seen more fakes this year than ever before, and I met two people from craigslist who tried to sell me fakes, so be careful. If the prices seem too good to be true, or the guy is more willing to negotiate than he should be, your antenna should go up. I've been going to the same guys for years, and they have never burned me.


I just can't justify helping these guys out by buying tickets from them. In my opinion they are basically scum.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2014 at 03:49 PM
My understanding is that the legit scalpers get their tickets from brokers who could not sell all their tickets. That way broker sites can list tickets until the last second and then ship them off to the scalpers. The scalpers then try to control the market outside the venue by buying all available tickets - plus I am sure they make more money on those. My tickets this year from both the presale and regular sale were all not the regular ticketmaster tickets but special ABB tickets in orange. I am suprised the fakes were able to surface so quickly.
 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 01:01 AM
I saw someone get turned away at the door tonight with what looked like a real ticket.
 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 02:15 AM
Get your tickets from people who are fans. They sell their extras for face.

Go into the Beacon Hotel and right near the door. That is where the real fans may try to sell their very real extras. Whatch them for a while. They don't go up and down the block hawking other people's extras. They don't have other people on the block playing watch the unsuspecting fan.

Anyone who is selling a legit ticket will walk with you to the entrance of the Beacon with you and go in to the venue too.

Don't buy anything from the guys who are hawking the venue corner to corner and right in front of the box office too. Watch for 20 mins and you will see the hawkers. They are easy to spot.




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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 07:49 AM
I was turned away at the door with a counterfeit ticket that I purchased several days before the 3/14 show. As I lingered in the crowd outside the theater I was approached by a scalper who seemed well known by other folks in the crowd and event staff watching the door.

I wanted in, took a chance and went to the ATM in the bank across the street, paid for a ticket and enjoyed the show from a seat in the center loge.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 07:50 AM
I also saw 2 unsuspecting fans buy a pair of (orange) tickets from one of the Beacon corner guys - the tickets just screamed fake, and indeed the two got turned away. The "seller" turned and headed for the hills immediately after the exchange which showed me all I needed to know.

I need a single for tonight - but will only fork over my cash, once I am inside the venue.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 08:23 AM
Want to secure a real ticket? Don't buy from out front. Work the Amsterdam ale house and other fan favorites .saw a guy come in last night, first guy he asked had an extra and he bought it for below face value. Scalpers are not inside or near all the local gathering spots. Good luck.
 
 


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