Wanted: advice on buying concert tickets from craigslist

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Grandmaster, May 29, 2008.

  1. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Hi everyone,

    I might be meeting a local dude in order get 2 tickets for a bloc party show in SF on July 30th.

    I really want to go to the concert but I wasn't able to get tickets when they were on sale at ticketmaster, so I've had to resort to craigslist/ebay.

    Given the shady stories I've heard about craigslist, I'd like to avoid being scammed.

    Here's the listing

    I called the guy and he says they are hard tickets. He says that I shouldn't worry about being scammed since he put up his real number on craigslist.

    What should I do?
     
  2. Sazar

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    Pay him in installments i.e. a little up front and more on the back end.


    Craig's list has scammer's but, some deals are legit.

    Also, you are meeting a DUDE in SF :eek:

    :devious:
     
  3. Grandmaster

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    LOL, nah apparently he lives in Santa Clara which is where I live :p

    Installments are a possibility.
     
  4. tdinc

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    de-listed by author, Did you get the tix GM?
     
  5. Grandmaster

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    Maybe he just did that. I haven't bought them yet, or he found another buyer. I was supposed to meet him in 4 hours...
     
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  7. Sazar

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    And then?
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    take a crow bar with you, if he asks what its for just say its for violent negotiation's if you can't agree on a price :p
     
  9. kcnychief

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    No and then!

    Yeah so how did it go?
     
  10. Grandmaster

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    I asked the dude for ticket serial numbers, which I could have to used to verify the tickets with the venue that show is being played at, and he basically said "Just trust me."

    I decided to bail out.

    The show is 2 months away. If another opportunity presents itself I'll get the tickets - or maybe just go to the night of the show and get them from scalpers at the door. :p
     
  11. madmatt

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    Good call on bailing.
     
  12. Grandmaster

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  13. madmatt

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    That really works? I thought those commercials were fake!