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|1 week 1 day ago||In other frat news...||
In magazine interview, anonymous PSU frat member defends posting of nude co-eds on Facebook (CNN video):
|1 week 3 days ago||A righteous correction. Also,||
A righteous correction. Also, the punctuation goes inside the end quote.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My beef||
is with people and entities trying to justify their fleecing of consumers. But I can accept that my opinion is in the minority.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Where||
Where, in any of my posts on this topic (much less, the one you're responding to), did I blame StubHub?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Again||
I actually never said I had no intention of succumbing to a scalper's ransom. I understood that buying a ticket to the NC game against BC was going to cost more than face value. But maybe there were financial constraints in my life at that time, as a struggling graduate? Maybe I was hopeful of finding a reasonably overpriced ticket? Everyone has their reasons for the decisions they make, and I don't regret it.
Again, I'm not necessarily arguing that an individual shouldn't be allowed to request a price that reflects supply and demand, although I admit it's a slippery slope. I guess I'm arguing about making a profession of fleecing people (as a company or individual), and making it more difficult for fans to attend (at the price that was established by the venue).
You, as a fan, may choose to sell your ND ticket for a markup. Okay. But as a fan, did you buy your season tickets solely to make money by reselling them? Probably not.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What?||
Where in there did I say every non-direct sale is dishonest? I can understand stating your opinion/disagreement with the OP (and justifying your resale of your tickets), but don't do it by twisting my words.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I hope||
...my StubHub purchases aren't funding ISIS?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Documented cost||
That was my own term. Intended to include face value, taxes, and fees, as suggested in the article:
Granted, her situation was different, because she paid $40 (plus fees) for a ticket that faced $27 (plus fees). She should at least be able to sell them for what they truly cost, or even what she paid.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, I'm not||
I never suggested collusion. In fact, I admitted I don't know why brokers have more access to tickets, and I suggested some possible reasons.
(In fairness, it was maracle who suggested the existence of an agreement between the venue and brokers. I have no idea if this is true or not.)
I would, in fact, be somewhat satisfied if the law applied only to brokers (i.e., businesses who make money solely on the markup of tickets sold by the venue/promoter, inhibiting the financial accessibility of fans to an event).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The difference is||
If you, the company, buy a widget from a supplier and mark it up, the consumer can go to another retailer for the product. That's how the market corrects over-priced goods and services. I'm not going to buy it at $100 from you if I can get the same thing for $50 from someone else.
Tickets, on the other hand, don't work that way. There's only one true "seller," that being Ticketmaster, Live Nation, or equivalent (U-M), or the venue. Any other market is inherently secondary.
Furthermore, there's a fixed number of tickets to an event, and the event is a one-time occurrence. It's not like being priced out of a new PS3 (by a "reseller"), and choosing to wait to get one later, after more are produced, possibly from a different retailer, and likely at a more reasonable price.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What is "legal scalping"?||
The very definition of scalping is selling a ticket to an event at a higher price than the official one.
I have absolutely no problem with someone reselling a ticket they can't use; certainly not up to the documented cost of the ticket (including any associated taxes and fees). This is exactly what they do at Camden Yards in Baltimore, where buyers and sellers can get together within the confines of the stadium and negotiate a price, up to the full price of the ticket.
I could also justify an individual asking for what they paid, even if it exceeds the full price of the ticket. To be honest, I could even justify an individual asking for a higher price, based on supply and demand for the event. What I really don't like is a company (or individual) making money solely on the premise of marking up tickets, and making it harder for fans to attend the event. That's dishonest to me.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're describing the primary basis for my argument||
For whatever reason (means, contract, opportunity, etc.), brokers have more access or ability to get tickets, faster than the general public and in greater quantity. Maybe it's because they employ X number of employees who sit on Ticketmaster at 10 AM and all purchase the maximum allotment of tickets to an event, and because they have the financial means to buy hundreds of tickets in that manner (whereas I do not). I have no idea. Nevertheless, they end up with a large number of tickets, which they turn around and markup for immediate profit. I'm surprised so many people have no problem with this (as consumers), but that's why I asked for opinions, to calibrate my own.
Having said that, rather than "if it is not illegal for them why should it be for me," I would say "if it is illegal for me and in the best interest of the consumer to pay what they venue/artist/team is asking, why should they be allowed to do it?"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You've piqued my curiosity||
Any possibility you might share those with us? Work is really boring this afternoon.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Paging Jimmy the Greek...||
What's that? He's dead?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||DUDE, GTFO||
We don't want some son of a blind officiating #$%&sucker commenting in...
That's Piotrowski, isn't it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Ah, yes||
This reminds me of a similar discussion (debate) on this here blog, many moons ago:
F you, indeed.
I thought my road trip to LSSU in '92 was bad. It's disappointing that opposing fans now think of Yost on that level.
Boistrous is good. But there's a limit.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Second ^||
My recollection is, the opposing parents were behind the bench from 91-96, as well.
I also believe that's about when the Ugly Parents chant began. Then again, Yost didn't really have much organized fan participation (outside of end of the period and genesis of C-Ya) until the Cornell playoff series in '91.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Did the IU scoreboard really||
Did the IU scoreboard really just show an animation of Dwight Schrute during Doyle's FTs? I can't rewind my receiver to verify.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, the irony||
Discussing Higdon's interest in going to medical school, and how it impacted his decision to flip.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"Thanks for coming out"||
And the Groundhog's Day feeling persists...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||That's nice||
(No sarcasm. It was cool.)
I can't help but feel a little disappointed that our last two coaches have ended up in this role -- providing "color" commentary for recruiting and college football happenings for CBS Sports. I mean, I can understand the reason why. A coach needs to be available to fill this role (i.e., fired or retired, or both, like Mack Brown). It's just, our last two coaches have filled it, right after being fired. I wish it were somebody's else's fired coaches filling this role.
EDIT: UMxWolverines stated so simply what I was trying express, with his imbed below. Groundhog's Day, indeed.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Not to hijack the thread||
But does anyone know where or how to get a high-res file of the stiff upper lip logo, suitable for enlargement to an 18" decal?
I've scoured the internet. I previously went through this exercise to find a high-res image of the helmet. I contacted the AD (no help, as usual), M Den, Riddell, everyone I could think of. I came up with one, but it wasn't ideal for my use.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Frat fires||
Was the old SAM house at the corner of Hill and State, where Weill Hall currently sits? The house history page is currently offline. If so, knowing the property-hoarding ways of the University, it wouldn't surprise me if there was pressure on the national organization to just let it go. Of course, not helping the chapter find a new house elsewhere, that's a different story. But really, how many properties near campus would be suitable for that use and available?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||^ What he said||
Fuck Scent of a Woman. Go watch Full Metal Jacket. Or The Purge. (wait...never mind.)
I once cost my 4th grade class a recess because I put non-flushable paper towels in the toilet and didn't fess up to it. Boy were my 30-something classmates pissed.
If these frats want to get back on the right side of history, they can start by identifying the culprits.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||What are the meaningful||
What are the meaningful consequences of the national organization suspending the house? Obviously it doesn't mean the students can't continue living there. So they can't hold parties or official functions? I fail to grasp the ramifications of this "punishment." Someone help me?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Form*||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Late to the party||
I love IBD-bangs.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory||
"Not just a (great) shooter."
(No really, he actually said it at 2:00.)
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think anyone forgets that||
It's about the only reason he got the job.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Begrudgingly, indeed||
And it's been suggested he may have survived the incident (with his job) had Bo been in town to help mitigate the fallout.
I miss Mo. Glad to see him at the presser.