Scalpers Are Selling Sandy Concert Tickets for ... $60K?
They're trying to, anyway, and Chuck Schumer is livid
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Bruce Springsteen in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)

(Newser) – With names like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Kanye West appearing in the upcoming "12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief," tickets cost anywhere from $150 to $2,500. Officially. Unofficially, however, online scalpers are asking as much as $60,000, raising an outcry against those looking to make big money off the charity show that's supposed to help storm victims, reports the New York Daily News.

“I find it appalling that scalpers are trying to profit off this charitable concert,” Sen. Charles Schumer wrote to StubHub and TicketLiquidator. A StubHub spokesman defended the practice, saying the tickets would get resold anyway and adding that the company's 25% cut would go to charity, too. Ticketmaster, on the other hand, has now banned reselling tickets for next week's event on its resale sites.

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Mar 23, 2013 12:29 AM CDT
Ticketmaster Sucks big time.. We all hate them but They are not gonna change unless we fight and burn them down.. join the movement with us against Ticketmaster and unethical practices like scalping
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Dec 9, 2012 4:11 AM CST
Just remember, Gov Christie IS a Republican. He'd think that this is part of "free enterprise." Here's a chance for him to prove that he's really Bruce's friend.