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Probably won't do anything but anythings worth a try at the moment isn't it?
fight the power!
However, the ticket fiasco doesn't help their image in any way. ebay is now known more widely as a criminals supermarket rather than an enormous car-boot sale as it used to be known.
At present, any complaint to ebay about a seller's activities or the fact that an item sold was not what was advertised is treated with contempt and ignored by ebay. They don't care at all.
it would seem all this kinda shit isn't purely down to 'professional' touts. I know plenty of people that are buying 'spare' tickets to festivals these days with the sole intention of making a few quid
If people get the opportunity to make a quick buck, they'll take it. It's (sadly) human nature
i'll email out the link tomorrow.
My argument is based on the concept that money can in fact buy happiness.
Mean Fiddler put tickets on sale, everyone has a chance to get them.
Â£135 per ticket, the festival go-er gets a good weekend, some would say it's unfair for an ebay merchant to buy deprive someone else of a ticket who wanted to go but everone had equal chance of getting them and the Â£100+ profit may result in more enjoyment for the seller than attending the weekend for the festival goer, why should one be more important than the other. Also the ticket gets passed on to someone willing to pay the higher price for the reading experience so inconclusion mean fiddler get their money, the ebayer gets the enjoyment of spending money, and the ebay buyer goes to enjoy the weekend for a price that they obviously value it at therefore the net benefit to society is increased than if the ticket had gone straight to the punter
for you at the next anti-capitalism march!
My friend went a few years ago "face contorted with hate and anger" was the caption under his dopey face in the daily mail under the headline "have you seen these thugs"
your "arguement" falls flat on it's face when things sell out in ten minutes and some people don't have a chance to get them.
no i doesnt I only wrote it to start an argument but it's too late in the day.
mean FIDDLEr: same happy
eBay seller: more happy
Festival goer: less happy than before.
also, this method displaces the people with worse internet access, less disposable time and less spare cash. yes, the poor.
in short, the current way is great if you are already rich. woohoo! wutever.
the mail for his daily fix of right-wing propoganda and scare-mongering.
I therefore have the occasional pleasure of reading it. Did they go on to blame your friend for the decline of the english football team under a foreign coach and or the increase in teenage pregnancies?
Did you see that those FILTHY FOREIGN BIRDS HAVE GIVEN THEIR GERMS TO OUR BEAUTIFUL BRITISH SWANS AND MURDERED ONE!
Best Daily Mail Headline ever.
if only it could have talked, it could have told somebody that it was feeling a bit under the weather
COULD GORDON BROWN INFECT CAR DRIVERS WITH AIDS?
eg. Try Guardian readers in secret, and then fit them with electronic tags.
Detain anti-war protesters indefinitely under the Terrorism Act, and then give them an on-the-spot fine.
Send anti-globalisation protesters to an offshore processing centre, and then jail them.