Hurricanes (rugby union)

Stop whining, it is the market in action

I really get sick of people whining about scalpers.

Disgruntled?ticket-seekers are striking back against scalpers by placing multimillion-dollar bids on auctions in an attempt to get them shut down.

Trade Me members are bidding up to $56 million in order to take control away from people looking to cash in on the hottest tickets in town, for Saturday’s Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

They are lucky it isn’t me selling the tickets, because their bids would be accepted then I’d pursue them for the monies. Placing false bids is tantamount to fraud.

Tickets?went on sale to the public at 4pm on Monday, but many would-be buyers were disappointed as?Ticketek sold 29,000 tickets in 59 seconds.

Less than an hour later, scalpers began selling tickets on Trade Me and overseas ticketing website Viagogo. ? Read more »