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Friday, 20 August 2004

Touts Scammed by Their Own Petard

Major sporting occasions attract ticket touts, offering inflated priced tickets, like flies around dog s**t.

The Olympics has proven to be no different. However, for the hapless spectator who has been fleeced by these scam merchants in the past; there is at last a feeling of schadenfreude.

It is reported that, as a result of low attendance figures, ticket touts are offering tickets at face value for most events.

However, before you start to weep for the poor ticket tout; do remember that he will have bought his tickets in bulk at a considerable discount.

So if you still want to attend, for example, the 22nd of August men's 100 metre final you can; tickets that are listed on the Athens 2004 official site as sold out, are still available at face value of $110.90.

My advice is to haggle with these guys, you should be able to get a discount.

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