News.com: America Online has set up an online marketplace for the resale of tickets to sporting events, concerts and other shows, the company said Tuesday.
This is a very interesting thing and I don’t know how they are going to manage this. What they are doing, brokering/scalping, is illegal in 13 states. So are some folks not going to be able to access this service based on their geographic location? And what about the reselling limitations on the tickets themselves? For instance, many season seats to sporting events specifically state that they can not be resold, and if so only for face value or X dollars above and/or only through a team sanctioned resale site…. If the industry/team owners/legal eagles decide to crack down on this, it’s going to cause a problem…. But then again, EBay has the same issues and it isn’t stopping them….