HEADLINE: Illegal scalping: A baseball pastime?
CAPTION: The days of seeking out ticket-scalpers in the shadows, ducking into alleys and dodging police for that elusive Yankees-Red Sox seat are fading fast. New York is poised to become the latest state to ease or eliminate decades-old restrictions on scalping. For the first time, it would become entirely legal in the state. (May 31
This could soon be legal in New York—-
[Notes:TICKETS– GET YOUR TICKETS HERE] and so could this—–
[Notes:SOT: oh i buy them online]
[Notes:show internet broll]
A practice that’s illegal here in New York —- could soon change—as the state is poised to become the latest to ease or eliminate decades-old restrictions on scalping.
For the first time, it would be perfectly legal for fans to scalp their seats at the ball park — or even on the Internet.
What do some fans think?
[Notes:SOT: some people may have to be wary about what they are buying–but in many cases—-some people just have to get rid of their extra tickets…]
[Notes:SOT: as long as they are cheaper–it is ok with me]
With the approval of New York’s Governor——not only would scalping become legal—-but no price limit would be set……
Some critics say consumers will wind up getting burned—– saying opportunists will snap up seats –then jack up the prices…..
[Notes:nats–get your tickets]
But some states like Illinois and Florida—- have already done away with scalping laws——citing the explosion of internet ticket sales.
And –with the sports industry also realizing the un-tapped opportunity for profit as well—- baseball fans in New York soon find the stadiums much more crowded.
[Notes:NATS: get your tickets here]
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