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We, the undersigned, urge the management of www.eBay.com and all nation-specific subsidiaries (i.e. www.eBay.co.uk, etc.) to stop the resale of all tickets for the arts.

Within minutes of an unnaturally swift sell-out, tickets inevitably appear on eBay at a disgustingly inflated price. This is a harsh reality well known to all who regularly attend concerts and other shows. Students and others on a lower income miss out on the initial sale because of those who purchase large batches in order to sell them on, and they then simply cannot afford the inflated, rip-off prices demanded on eBay.

Ticket-touting is the process by which an individual purchases concert-goers excess tickets (due to illness, etc.) outside the venue for often as little as one or two pounds and then sells them on for vastly inflated prices. In the UK (and possibly elsewhere) this practice has now been made ILLEGAL and carries heavy penalties. We, the undersigned, fail to see the difference between this unlawful activity and eBays current misguided tolerance.

Put simply, this trade stops those on lower incomes from having access to the fruits of our culture. Why should these sharks make money from the sale of tickets for shows in which they have no interest, when real fans are forced to miss out?

We, the undersigned, believe it is time eBay realises that its responsibilities in this issue transcend the importance of profit.

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  • 30 June 201547. Carl M
    Additional it is harsh on people low on money e.g. students who want to go to gigs and stuff and cant because its to expensive on ebay
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  • 18 October 201442. Darren L
    Additional stop all sales at greater than face value.
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  • 07 January 201437. Matthew G
    Additional This is disgusting.
  • 23 November 201336. Alun Gates
    Additional allow ticket sales but only 110\% of face value, therfore the seller can redeem their costs of booking fees and postage but not really make a profit
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    Additional This is totally outrageous.
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