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skal per

  • n  someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    he got theater tickets through a scalper

  • The group proceeded towards a police van, and one of the young men now had an arm around the scalper's neck to stop his howling.
  • He also serves the League of New York Theatres (anti-scalper) as "people's representative," and the Emergency Employment Committee.
  • He would be even more surprised to discover that, in order to get a seat, he must bargain with a ticket scalper.
News & Articles

  • Florida Panthers Season Tickets Now Start At $7 A Game
    A completely acceptable first reaction to this Panthers ticket plan is rage. Rage that you're in one of those hockey markets where all games are sold out, season-ticket waiting lists stretch for years, and going the scalper route can cost about as much as an HDTV, while down in South Florida, they can catch NHL action for the price of a Chipotle burrito. Panthers attendance lags near the bottom ...
    June 14, 2013 - Deadspin
Quotes

  • Trent Reznor in Reuters UK
    I am not saying every one of the above entities all do this, nor am I saying they do it for all shows but this is a very common practice,wrote Reznor. "StubHub.com is an example of a re-seller/scalper. So is TicketsNow.com."
  • Ken Casey in Boston Herald
    The scalper thing bums me out,said Casey. "We've taken precautions to prevent scalping, like having fans at the IBEW show match their ticket to their credit card when they come in. But we can't do that for every show because a lot of our...
  • Bob Arum in Boston Globe
    I defy anyone to buy a ticket except from a scalper,said Arum. "This fight has created a buzz in the African-American community the way De La Hoya-Trinidad did in the Hispanic community. I believe it will do better [on pay-per-view] than...

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