hows this for messed up? My buddy bought 4 tickets for Bono in NJ at $250 a ticket. His buddy backed out so he was stuck with 2 extra ticket. He tried desperately to sell them at and even below face, but no takers. So he put them up on stubhub as a last resort and sold them for about $500 each. He was not trying to scalp, but he was forced into it, at least per his version of the story.
Well, if he hadn't been able to sell them I would say whomever originally asked him to pick up the pair should have been on the hook for the cost. Also, while I don't know much about stubhub, I can't believe that there is a rule there that says you have to sell tickets for a profit, so him selling them for twice face is a bit greedy.
I don't know all the details, other than the other two were for his brother in law, and the person totally stiffed him (tole him to buy the tickets but apparently didn't realize it was $500 for the pair. My buddy may have been an opportunist once he put the tickets on stub hub.
I find it amazing that anybody would pay $250 a ticket. Apparently in a special place in Giants Stadium with tv's in the bathroom, a special closed bar and other nonsense not worth the extra $
I happened to meet my friend for lunch today and he told me he actually ended up "eating" the cost of the 2 tickets to see U2 - his choice. He told me he SHOULD have sold them for a mint on stubhub but he chose not to. He also confirmed you do get to name the price you charge on stub hub. He told me he once sold some Van Morrison tix on stubhub, but he asked for face + fees + a very small inconvenience fee just to sell them for a round price.