Thursday, September 29, 2005

Nightwatchman Picks Fight With Meredith Scalper

As reported earlier, scalpers are getting away with selling Meredith Music Festival tickets for over three times their face value.

I found a scalper on Ebay and decided to email him. Here's what happened. (me non italics)
Stop scalping.
Been to the last 13 Merediths and I missed out on a ticket because of scumbags like you.
MMF organisers are being alerted to this as we speak.

Hi there,

I bought these (and other tickets recently) with the full intention of going - I have been to a number of Meredith shows. If you want a real answer, I have personal issues at the moment (with my wife) and after buying tickets for mates who can't afford to pay, I have to sell them.... Don't complain about not getting a ticket, they were available for weeks to buy.... Please, if you have concerns, then attempt to reasonable and communicate in a friendly manner and wait for a response before just unleashing at people.

thank you

Steve

And the same problems happened with your previous auctions for tickets to NRL Footy Show, AFL Footy Show, Foo Fighters Melb AND Sydney (over 10 tickets each show!!!) and The Falls Festival?

There's no need to lie about the tickets. Revise the prices down to face value. Ask for anything more and you are a scalper. It's that easy.

Mate,

I am the sucker who buys the tickets (as the guy who works) and have learnt my lesson about buying for non-paying friends.....
Have you emailed every person who is selling Greenday tickets for $300 or NRL Grand Final tix for $500.... or Wiggles tickets etc etc.... No, I guess not...

If you want a ticket, I'll sell you one just so you stop emailing me....

"I am the sucker who buys the tickets (as the guy who works) and have learnt my lesson about buying for non-paying friends....."
If I was to believe you here (I don't), your friends have 3 months before the festival's on and you're already scalping their tickets on ebay. What a crap mate you would be.

"Have you emailed every person who is selling Greenday tickets for $300 or NRL Grand Final tix for $500.... or Wiggles tickets etc etc.... No, I guess not..."
Warped logic. Other scalpers have nothing to do with you scalping MMF tickets.

Scalping tickets is a low act. Especially for local community events like Meredith.

Read Chris Nolan's (it's his family farm the MMF takes place) story here and then justify it to yourself that scalping MMF tickets is an honorable way to make cash.

As I said before, sell for higher than face value and you're a scalper.

Tell a lie and you're a liar.

You're both.
If you want to keep up the fight against this scumbag his Ebay name is denvergift, his auction page is here and his email address is dg_1977@yahoo.com.

3 comments:

Alison said...

That ebay history of his is somewhat suss. An awful lot of misleading conversations with his mate, maybe? In other ebay fun, check out item 8335653541

Glenn said...

Hilarious.

You've made my day.

The seller of item 8335653541,
"DKNY Men's Leather Pants I Unfortunately Own" is actually NY writer bloke, Brian Sacks. He runs the blog, http://www.banterist.com/

Glenn said...

Brian Sack, not Brian Sacks or Brain Slacks for that matter.