World Salsa Congress Robbed!!!

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#61
Well... there's scalping and then there's scalping.

The scalping I've participated in (yes, I admit it :oops: LOL) didn't involve stolen tickets, just resale of tickets purchased legitimately from ticketmaster, then resold for many times the face value. It was illegal, but the organizers and the artists weren't being cheated out of their paychecks. And it got me on or close to the front row for many a sold-out concert. (What can I say? I used to be a groupie. :oops: :lol: )

This scenario was a little different. Maybe the congress next year should use ticketmaster or something like it for ticket distribution.
 
#62
Larinda McRaven said:
If I go purchase my adobe photoshop out of the back of a truck across the street from compusa...I am gonna asume it is not legit.

(I actually prefer corel by the way...)
Yes but if you buy in compusa you should assume it legit. It not your responsibilty as a consumer to inquire if compusa didn't buy them from that truck across the street. But they very could have.
 

Larinda McRaven

Site Moderator
Staff member
#63
If I read the thread correctly, the alleged thieves were selling out of a hotel room across the street. That pretty much would set off bells in my head...
 

SDsalsaguy

Administrator
Staff member
#64
Larinda McRaven said:
If I read the thread correctly, the alleged thieves were selling out of a hotel room across the street. That pretty much would set off bells in my head...
Exactly Larinda. And, as far as the tickets, I think Jenn has it right. Resold passes, that had been payed for, would be one thing, whereas STOLEN passes are something else entirely.

aragonh said:
Thanx SDSalsa, i dont know when it but i;ll be sometime this year.
Oh yeah, just out of curiosity, do you remember (the names of) any of the SD people you met/danced with?
 
#65
SDsalsaguy said:
Oh yeah, just out of curiosity, do you remember (the names of) any of the SD people you met/danced with?
Yeah, they were Majesty in Motion people. I remember them the most b/c we have hanged out before at previous events.

So it was David, Juan, Melanie and 2 of her friends.

There were others SD people I met but I cant remember them.
 
#66
I hope the thieves will ba caught and pay for what they did... it is an awful behaviour and I resent it!
The ticket scam thingie happens here all the time... it is so bad that people buy most of the tickets for big up-coming events and then sell them overpriced! I hate that! And they are working with the direct sellers of tickets... they share the profits... grr :evil: :evil:
 

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