Re: Ticketmasters print-it-yourself barcode tickets

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 14:21:17 PST

Or they have a delayed settlement account. They let both in and
let them fight over the seat. The other thing is that the ticket
is a unique ID that is coupled with a name and a credit account.
The settlement model is to charge them for every unique id that
goes through. You can't make a xerox of it unless you have the
original, so there is some culpa. This is similar to how
software piracy and/or disease control works.


Rohit Khare 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.
> The only way to do etickets is to reconfirm customer identity, a la
> airline's conspiracy. And that means NO resales! a much sneakier, and
> much-more to the point evil gesture from TicketMaster... RK]

Greg Bolcer
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