Re: Ticketmasters print-it-yourself barcode tickets

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From: Ciamac Cyrus Moallemi (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 13:49:19 PST

At 04:29 PM 01/25/2000 , you wrote:
>[they have this dead wrong - it IS a scalper's dream, because no one's
>verifying the right person gets there *first* to the scanner -- and then
>all others, even legitimate owners, are blocked. So scalp away with a
>xerox machine -- the conned won't know til the gate and you'll be gone.

Exactly. No one would trust printed tickets sold by scalpers and they would
be out of business very quickly, thus the problem is solved.

This does address the issue I've always had with Ticketmaster, Moviefone,
etc. (aside from lines). One person is typically buying for a group of
people, and there are all sorts of logistical problems when someone
(particularly the one who bought the tickets) arrives late.

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