Re: Word Cup Fans Warned Against Buying Tickets on Ebay

Soccer fans who missed out on the official World Cup draws will run a

> big risk if they buy unauthorized tickets via online auction house > Ebay, a German official said on Thursday.

For the upcoming College World Series in Omaha in June, tickets have become a very hot commodity. As of this time, all reserved seat tickets are sold, and the Powers That Be have stated that a good percentage of them are now held by scalpers.

Ticket prices are controlled by the NCAA and other PTB, and are kept quite low for such a sporting event, typically starting $18-ish for reserved seats and $6-9 for general admission (as in outfield stands).

However, many tickets are appearing on Ebay, other auction sites, and unauthorized ticket brokers for many times face value.

Despite city ordinances against ticket scalping, and NCAA regulations against it, the regulations are almost impossible to enforce.

Omaha City Prosecutors and CWS officials are scouring online sites and taking action where they can, such as revoking any season tickets or faculty or promotional tickets that get into the scalping market.

Time will tell if these methods will be effective against online scalping.

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