I was into shows 1990, and that was the start of where it was all but impossible to get tickets without camping out (nary did I envision people would one day camp out worldwide for a $260 watch).
I went through this "verified" process (quite a few steps it would seem but legit/Ticketmaster) where I guess the idea is to keep the tickets away from bots.
It's amazing before they even went on sale, resale websites posting tix $800, $600, blah blah blah, with a map of the venue. It's just so easy to spin up a website now.
I know over the last 15 years, anytime I tried to get tickets it was a random thing, where maybe I could get 2, sometimes only 1. And we're talking sold out baseball stadiums.
Oddly, through this verification deal, I bought tix for citizens bank park and then Citi field in Queens, 2 nights. 12 tix, 4 for each night. They don't go on general sale until Friday, where they'll sell out, that's a given.
Now I'm curious, if I sell my tix right from the vendor where I got them and where they are kept, isn't that not in the spirit of the verification process?
Just that I spent more than I wanted. Some were $200/ea with fees. I figure they charge more fees when they sell.
But a guy at work said he had gotten 4 tix 2 years ago $500. Sold 2 for $500. That means he and his wife went for free. That's sort of what I'm looking to do....
The general tix go on sale today.
Guess what I've learned.
The tix I got cannot be resold.
In Phila., the venue has a rolling barcode deployed.
I scanned it myself--it changes every 15 sec.
This means a screenshot cannot be taken and texted or emailed to someone else.
What a modern world we live in!
I was envisioning that there has to be a backend capable of verify that rolling code.
It reminds me of the old days when we had SecurID.
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