Am i getting scammed? (tickets)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by brendanryder, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

    brendanryder

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    ok so hypothetically speaking;

    "john" wanted some red sox tickets. he found a guy in boston on craigslist that wanted 250$ a ticket. these seamed like a great price compared to stubhub. he will not hold the tickets and will only accept paypal or money order. "john" is worried about paying 500$ for 2 tickets and having them never shipped to his house or finding out at the gate that they are fake tickets.
    "john" asked the guy to scan the tickets with a piece of paper that has his name on it so "john" knows there his physical tickets. the guy just sent "john" scaned images of the 2 tickets.
    so what can "john" do to make sure they are legit?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    John, I mean Brendan.
    Craigslist is there so that you can deal locally. MANY advisements on CL will tell you that. I say you are, and you're dumb if you send any money.
     
  3. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    Irony!:D
     
  4. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ugh, i know. thats what i was thinking.
    ......
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    A missing comma doesn't exactly compare to what you are about to do sweetie. :rolleyes:
    If you have to question yourself then you probably shouldn't be doing it.
     
  6. bsheridan macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    To Brendan: Keep your money safe. If the situation is not up to your standard for transaction, don't spend your money. ($500 we're talking about here!)



    What you wrote
    I say you are, and you're dumb if you send any money
    is the same as
    I say you are, and you are dumb if you send any money

    How is that correct grammar?!:D

    (Sorry I am off topic here)
     
  7. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya i know, i just wanted good seats so my mom could see and enjoy the game. :( i think i have to go back to stubhub and find some different tickets....
     
  8. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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  9. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

    brendanryder

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    i know.
    i came across the same section/row on stub hub for 60$ more a piece.
    i think i might go with those just for saftey. even if it costs me more money!
     
  10. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    If you've never bought from StubHub before you may not be aware, but their protection is amazing. Aside from the significant fact that they are in a business relationship with MLB if your tickets turn out to be fake they'll get you a comparable (or better) for free. If you get scammed on Craigslist you can write a scathing review of the anonymous poster.

    Worth the extra money to, you know, actually be able to go to the game. :)
     

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