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Diet panel OKs bill to ban ticket scalping ahead of 2020 Olympics

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"The bill prohibits resale of tickets at prices higher than their original prices and taking over tickets for the purpose of scalping. Violators of the rules would face a jail term of up to one year or fines of up to 1 million yen, or both."

Sounds anti-capitalist. Now if they could just do this for real-estate...

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It sounds consumer-friendly.

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I once bought some tickets for a sold out baseball game outside the stadium for a good price. They were some of the best seats at the game.

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That's the way it should be. Scalping is supposedly banned but nobody enforces the law in most of America. I first saw that practice at a U2 concert in California and the police busted them shysters. That was 30 years ago. A few years later I saw a scalper holding a fan of tix for a Pink Floyd show. opening asking $800-$900 each! That's obscene.

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I am all against reselling for profit, but I hate tying tickets with names !

It means that if I can't go I can't just pass my ticket to my sister in law, etc., etc.

If my wife can't make it to the concert I can't get at least what I have paid for the ticket at the gates from somebody in need and so on and so on...

They should make it user friendly for the consumer but impose hefty penalties on businesses and individuals that resell for profit!

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"ticket brokering is prohibited on streets and other public places under local ordinances."

It's still going to go on.

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But no-one will stop the Olympic family - officials, sponsors, organisers and the rest of Lords of the Rings selling their unwanted gift tickets to these scalpers in the first place. Where do people think these tickets come from in the first place?

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SerranoDec. 3 01:22 pm JST"ticket brokering is prohibited on streets and other public places under local ordinances."

It's still going to go on.

In my hometown, it's so out in the open. Two women came up to me once out of the blue asking me my price for RUSH tickets. I wasn't selling, I was GOING and I went. That was a great show too.

This past October there were scalpers with wooden shellacked signs advertising what they doing - scalping! This was for a Phil Collins concert. They were also openly selling (well-made) pirated Phil Collins tour T-shirts out in the open and the cops didn't stop it.

I first saw this practice at a U2 concert in California and the police stopped that racket real quick. Their pirated T-shirts weren't that good either - they were raggy. Times have changed.

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