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munny

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I am looking to resell a ticket to someone I made contact with on the internet. I had originally paid someone $100 for the ticket and now, unfortunately i cannot go. I intend to resell the ticket for $100 which I beleive would be scalping. My question is, what if I sold the ticket for 54.50(face value) and a fathers day card for 45.50 to the same person. It seems to me that technically I am reselling the tickets at face value and ALSO selling the fathers day card for a profit(which, to my knowledge, is legal). Will this cover me?
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by munny:
I am looking to resell a ticket to someone I made contact with on the internet. I had originally paid someone $100 for the ticket and now, unfortunately i cannot go. I intend to resell the ticket for $100 which I beleive would be scalping. My question is, what if I sold the ticket for 54.50(face value) and a fathers day card for 45.50 to the same person. It seems to me that technically I am reselling the tickets at face value and ALSO selling the fathers day card for a profit(which, to my knowledge, is legal). Will this cover me?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

I wouldn't do this if I were you. Most States have scalping laws that, unless you are an event operator, or qualified ticket broker, that makes it unlawful to sell a ticket to an entertainment event for more that $3.00 above the face value of the ticket. Your "Father's Day" card idea has been tried, and failed, before. The reason? Law enforcement look to the "fair market value" of the greeting card and, if that value falls below the amount you're selling the entire "package" for, then you would be arrested.

And, besides, do you really want to take a chance of losing $100.00 versus selling your ticket to an "undercover cop" (who scour the Net for these types of things)? Think about it: $100.00, 6 months in jail, $100.00, 6 months in jail, $100.00, 6 months in jail, $100.00, 6 months in jail. Hmmmm. Doesn't add up for me. I would much rather lose the $100.00 any day of the week.

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