If you ever hear anyone say "Wait until right before the game starts, and ticket prices will plummet", don't listen because he doesn't know a thing about scalping.
If you've ever tried to do it, you'll find out that it's simply not the case -- and this has been going on for years. In the late 1980s, I stood outside Texas Stadium trying to get tickets to a Cowboys Monday night game. The two or three remaining scalpers had about 20 customers left who wouldn't agree to their excess price. (I think it was a whopping $80 a ticket back then.) So I watched and waited. First quarter came and went. The scalper wasn't budging. Then the Second Quarter started. No change.
And as the game got close to halftime, the one scalper I was watching put the tickets in his pocket and walked off into the darkness. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
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