Hear, hear Joshua. And it's hard to deterime who is the bad guy - the one
selling the tickets or the one buying them? I think both.
This letter is absolutely correct. As ECR stated, anyone who bought or sold
these tickets should be ashamed of themselves.The LDS Church
provided these tickets to the general public for free. It is a blasphemous slap
in the face to the Church to take advantage of its generosity by accepting the
free tickets, and then turning right around and selling them.Would
one accept food as a welfare donation, and then try to make a profit by selling
it? That is no different than what happened here.Unfortunately, we
live in an age of greed. Sadly, many gave in to this impulse with the tickets.
Was the cost of what they have lost worth the few pieces of silver they
It's called free market.If you don't buy the tickets from those
reselling, then the problem will stop since those reselling won't make a
profit.It's amazing what free market economics can do people.The only alternative is to ask for government intervention. The same
people complaining about those reselling are the same people that rant all day
about government intervention.What do you guys want?
Real Maverick - Please provide evidence that I have EVER ranted "all day
about government intervention."I'm not saying it won't continue
to happen, I'm simply stating my opinion about the character of those who would
participate in such a transaction. Based on your 'rant' I'm assuming you're OK
with free marketers jacking up the price on goods to make maximum profits when
less profit could still equal the same amount of income simply by increasing
production and creating more jobs. Is that what you are saying with your 'free
market' lecture?I say bring on the government intervention.
Just curious, I've seen whole page advertisements promoting the sale of last
year's concert with Natalie Cole. So it's ok for the Church to make money off
the concert, but not the people with tickets?
There is a market willing to pay an acquisition and delivery fee above and
beyond face price on these items? That gives me an idea...
Is Real Maverick, and some of the rest of you, aware that no one was
"reselling" tickets because they didn't buy them in the first place.
The tickets were FREE. And for Uintahiker, the Natalie Cole concert was
last year. The tickets for that one were also FREE. Putting together an album
for people to listen to was never meant to be free. Boy, people around
here really like to spout off about things they know nothing about. Very sad,
especially at this nice time of the year.
I thought Utahns liked capitalism.
From ECR:Based on your 'rant' I'm assuming you're OK with free marketers
jacking up the price on goods to make maximum profitsYes. I am OK
with jacking up the price for maximum profit. When I overshoot the price the
market will bare, someone else with very little effort can provide the same
service at less cost. That's the principle of competition.Without
the invaluable service that scalpers provide, those without tickets who wish to
see the concert stand no chance of attending. This is not about character,
morals, or blasphemy as some have said. The scalper invests time and effort
into the ticket marketplace and what profit he makes is a return on that
P.S. - I buy the ticket at the agreed price and I get to attend the concert.
The scalper makes a profit. Both parties are satisfied. What harm has been
done?People who decry the resale of free tickets cannot prove harm
or sinister intention. They simple don't think it's fair for someone else to
get the opportunity to go and then sell something they got for free. So
what?Someone got a free ticket, he wants to sell, you want to go...
so buy a ticket already and stop whining about not being able to go.
To Independent Woman-My point still stands. You said nothing that
refutes what I said. So I'll ask again, why is it ok for the Church to make
money on a concert, but the rest of us can't? I've attended the Christmas
concert for every year for the past 25 years so don't sit that and presume that
you have some extra knowledge that the rest of us don't.
Reselling of tickets insures that anyone who sufficiently wants to go to the
concert can do so. No one is being forced to buy tickets. And no one forced
the Church to give away the tickets in the first place.
The Church provides tickets to the concert for free. What the package
advertisement comment was about I have no clue, but it was not people buying the
tickets from the Church.