Ashes tickets

Ashes tickets

Post by JC » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 13:00:01


currently being auctioned on ebay
3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

wtf
real or fake bids?

 
 
 

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Post by dougi » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 13:37:52

Quote:

>currently being auctioned on ebay
>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>wtf
>real or fake bids?

Probably fake bids. Lots of people not happy that they missed out. I
forgot about it altogether.

Too bad. The system was a joke from day 1. All it did was allow people
to register and get in early. No checks whatsoever on who was who. No
attempt to make sure kids who actually play cricket in Australia could
get tickets. No attempt to stop pommie ticket touts from trying to
corner the market in tickets. Absolute joke.

 
 
 

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Post by JC » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 14:03:01


Quote:

>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>>wtf
>>real or fake bids?

> Probably fake bids. Lots of people not happy that they missed out. I
> forgot about it altogether.

lol.  looks like the ebay mob are on their toes.
They have deleted several bids quoting them as fake.
down from 20,000 to 2,025
Quote:

> Too bad. The system was a joke from day 1. All it did was allow people
> to register and get in early. No checks whatsoever on who was who. No
> attempt to make sure kids who actually play cricket in Australia could
> get tickets. No attempt to stop pommie ticket touts from trying to
> corner the market in tickets. Absolute joke.


 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 16:43:23


the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

Quote:
>currently being auctioned on ebay
>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>wtf
>real or fake bids?

Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
cads they can have at similar prices

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 16:44:15


the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

Quote:




>>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>>>wtf
>>>real or fake bids?

>> Probably fake bids. Lots of people not happy that they missed out. I
>> forgot about it altogether.

>lol.  looks like the ebay mob are on their toes.
>They have deleted several bids quoting them as fake.
>down from 20,000 to 2,025

You'd still be an idiot to pay that price for tickets that will be
cancelled and worthless.

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 16:45:18


decided that the world would be a better place for knowing the
following:

Quote:

>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>>wtf
>>real or fake bids?

>Probably fake bids. Lots of people not happy that they missed out. I
>forgot about it altogether.

>Too bad. The system was a joke from day 1. All it did was allow people
>to register and get in early. No checks whatsoever on who was who. No
>attempt to make sure kids who actually play cricket in Australia could
>get tickets. No attempt to stop pommie ticket touts from trying to
>corner the market in tickets. Absolute joke.

Well if you gave a false address you might have fun getting your
tickets.

I think that the people who missed out are pissed they missed out,
there was always going to be people who missed out so tough shit.

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by united roa » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 19:19:04


Quote:

> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>>wtf
>>real or fake bids?

> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
> cads they can have at similar prices

> Colin Kynoch

They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was ***
all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.
How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?Only if the buyers tell
them.Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?
Get real.

United Road

 
 
 

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Post by JE » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 20:15:18


Quote:

> You'd still be an idiot to pay that price for tickets that will be
> cancelled and worthless.

How on earth are they going to cancel tickets they have zero knowledge
about, they dont know who has them or where they are seat wise.  The joke is
on Cricket Australia and the joke that is Ticketmaster.
 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 20:39:18

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:49:04 +0930, "united road"

place for knowing the following:

Quote:




>> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

>>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>>>wtf
>>>real or fake bids?

>> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

>> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
>> cads they can have at similar prices

>> Colin Kynoch

>They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was ***
>all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.

Well in Victoria at least there are anti-scalping laws, which make the
canceling of scalped tickets quite easy.

If you were stupid enough to buy tickets on ebay maybe you would be
stupid enough to not find out where the ticket you were buying was
for.

Quote:
>How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?

I guess you are stupid enough to buy tickets like that on ebay.  If I
was going to buy tickets on ebay I would want to know which seats I
was buying, and so I would ask, I imagine all CA would have to do is
ask for which seats and then cancel the tickets, a pretty easy
procedure.

Quote:
>Only if the buyers tell
>them.

Or the sellers.

Quote:
>Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
>will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?

I would expect that anyone buying a ticket would want to know which
ticket I was buying before I bid.  And it would be easy to find out
which tickets are being scalped.

Quote:
>Get real.

I hope that they do follow through and cancel the tickets scalped.

I suspect at least in Victoria that will occur.

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 20:48:17


the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

Quote:



>> You'd still be an idiot to pay that price for tickets that will be
>> cancelled and worthless.

>How on earth are they going to cancel tickets they have zero knowledge
>about, they dont know who has them or where they are seat wise.  The joke is
>on Cricket Australia and the joke that is Ticketmaster.

These are reserved tickets, they have a specific seat assigned to
them.  How hard would it be for anyone to find out what seat they
tickets are for?  

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by matt » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 17:07:21


Quote:
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:49:04 +0930, "united road"

> place for knowing the following:




> >> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

> >>>currently being auctioned on ebay
> >>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
> >>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
> >>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

> >>>wtf
> >>>real or fake bids?

> >> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

> >> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
> >> cads they can have at similar prices

> >> Colin Kynoch

> >They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was
***
> >all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.

> Well in Victoria at least there are anti-scalping laws, which make the
> canceling of scalped tickets quite easy.

> If you were stupid enough to buy tickets on ebay maybe you would be
> stupid enough to not find out where the ticket you were buying was
> for.

> >How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?

> I guess you are stupid enough to buy tickets like that on ebay.  If I
> was going to buy tickets on ebay I would want to know which seats I
> was buying, and so I would ask, I imagine all CA would have to do is
> ask for which seats and then cancel the tickets, a pretty easy
> procedure.

> >Only if the buyers tell
> >them.

> Or the sellers.

> >Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
> >will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?

> I would expect that anyone buying a ticket would want to know which
> ticket I was buying before I bid.  And it would be easy to find out
> which tickets are being scalped.

> >Get real.

> I hope that they do follow through and cancel the tickets scalped.

> I suspect at least in Victoria that will occur.

> Colin Kynoch

Have a look at the way tickets are being auctioned. Sellers are advertising
sections of the ground and indicative rows only. This should be sufficient
information for you to decide if you want to bid without having the exact
seat numbers.

The only way CA could find out which tickets these are for is if they buy
them for themselves.

The dodgy ones are the ones that are being sold in blocks for the maximum
allowable allocation. CA might have an idea how many maximum blocks they
have sold in this section and might have a chance of working out which
tickets to cancel.

If you've bought a maximum allowable though and are only auctioning say
pairs of tickets then there is no conveivable way that CA can work out who's
selling what tickets.

As for the daft idiots that are "spoiling" current ebay auctions by putting
in fake bids, all they are doing is delaying the inevitable. I mean, there
are nearly 6 whole months to go before the series starts. Plenty of time to
auction them again if a previous auction has been spoilt.

 
 
 

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Post by Colin Kynoc » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 21:57:23


decided that the world would be a better place for knowing the
following:

Quote:



>> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:49:04 +0930, "united road"

>> place for knowing the following:




>> >> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

>> >>>currently being auctioned on ebay
>> >>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
>> >>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
>> >>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

>> >>>wtf
>> >>>real or fake bids?

>> >> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

>> >> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
>> >> cads they can have at similar prices

>> >> Colin Kynoch

>> >They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was
>***
>> >all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.

>> Well in Victoria at least there are anti-scalping laws, which make the
>> canceling of scalped tickets quite easy.

>> If you were stupid enough to buy tickets on ebay maybe you would be
>> stupid enough to not find out where the ticket you were buying was
>> for.

>> >How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?

>> I guess you are stupid enough to buy tickets like that on ebay.  If I
>> was going to buy tickets on ebay I would want to know which seats I
>> was buying, and so I would ask, I imagine all CA would have to do is
>> ask for which seats and then cancel the tickets, a pretty easy
>> procedure.

>> >Only if the buyers tell
>> >them.

>> Or the sellers.

>> >Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
>> >will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?

>> I would expect that anyone buying a ticket would want to know which
>> ticket I was buying before I bid.  And it would be easy to find out
>> which tickets are being scalped.

>> >Get real.

>> I hope that they do follow through and cancel the tickets scalped.

>> I suspect at least in Victoria that will occur.

>> Colin Kynoch

>Have a look at the way tickets are being auctioned. Sellers are advertising
>sections of the ground and indicative rows only. This should be sufficient
>information for you to decide if you want to bid without having the exact
>seat numbers.

Only if you are truly stupid.  I'd want to see a photo of the ticket.

Quote:
>The only way CA could find out which tickets these are for is if they buy
>them for themselves.

Any person who buys a ticket without seeing at least a photo of it
clearly showing seat allocation is confirming P T Barnum.

Quote:
>The dodgy ones are the ones that are being sold in blocks for the maximum
>allowable allocation. CA might have an idea how many maximum blocks they
>have sold in this section and might have a chance of working out which
>tickets to cancel.

It is amazing how easily these things can be found out.

Quote:
>If you've bought a maximum allowable though and are only auctioning say
>pairs of tickets then there is no conveivable way that CA can work out who's
>selling what tickets.

Nice thought, but naive.

Quote:
>As for the daft idiots that are "spoiling" current ebay auctions by putting
>in fake bids, all they are doing is delaying the inevitable. I mean, there
>are nearly 6 whole months to go before the series starts. Plenty of time to
>auction them again if a previous auction has been spoilt.

CA could work by getting eBay to cancel the auctions, as reselling the
tickets for a profit is a breach of conditions of purchase.

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by M Ma » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:02:11

In the UK, the MCC bought up the tickets on Ebay, found out who they
had been sold to, and barred the people from applying for tickets in
future years. That's probably beyond Cricket Australia's combined
wisdom though.
Quote:


> decided that the world would be a better place for knowing the
> following:



> >> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:49:04 +0930, "united road"

> >> place for knowing the following:




> >> >> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

> >> >>>currently being auctioned on ebay
> >> >>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
> >> >>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
> >> >>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

> >> >>>wtf
> >> >>>real or fake bids?

> >> >> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

> >> >> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
> >> >> cads they can have at similar prices

> >> >> Colin Kynoch

> >> >They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was
> >***
> >> >all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.

> >> Well in Victoria at least there are anti-scalping laws, which make the
> >> canceling of scalped tickets quite easy.

> >> If you were stupid enough to buy tickets on ebay maybe you would be
> >> stupid enough to not find out where the ticket you were buying was
> >> for.

> >> >How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?

> >> I guess you are stupid enough to buy tickets like that on ebay.  If I
> >> was going to buy tickets on ebay I would want to know which seats I
> >> was buying, and so I would ask, I imagine all CA would have to do is
> >> ask for which seats and then cancel the tickets, a pretty easy
> >> procedure.

> >> >Only if the buyers tell
> >> >them.

> >> Or the sellers.

> >> >Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
> >> >will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?

> >> I would expect that anyone buying a ticket would want to know which
> >> ticket I was buying before I bid.  And it would be easy to find out
> >> which tickets are being scalped.

> >> >Get real.

> >> I hope that they do follow through and cancel the tickets scalped.

> >> I suspect at least in Victoria that will occur.

> >> Colin Kynoch

> >Have a look at the way tickets are being auctioned. Sellers are advertising
> >sections of the ground and indicative rows only. This should be sufficient
> >information for you to decide if you want to bid without having the exact
> >seat numbers.

> Only if you are truly stupid.  I'd want to see a photo of the ticket.

> >The only way CA could find out which tickets these are for is if they buy
> >them for themselves.

> Any person who buys a ticket without seeing at least a photo of it
> clearly showing seat allocation is confirming P T Barnum.

> >The dodgy ones are the ones that are being sold in blocks for the maximum
> >allowable allocation. CA might have an idea how many maximum blocks they
> >have sold in this section and might have a chance of working out which
> >tickets to cancel.

> It is amazing how easily these things can be found out.

> >If you've bought a maximum allowable though and are only auctioning say
> >pairs of tickets then there is no conveivable way that CA can work out who's
> >selling what tickets.

> Nice thought, but naive.

> >As for the daft idiots that are "spoiling" current ebay auctions by putting
> >in fake bids, all they are doing is delaying the inevitable. I mean, there
> >are nearly 6 whole months to go before the series starts. Plenty of time to
> >auction them again if a previous auction has been spoilt.

> CA could work by getting eBay to cancel the auctions, as reselling the
> tickets for a profit is a breach of conditions of purchase.

> Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

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Post by daft » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:15:21

Quote:


> decided that the world would be a better place for knowing the
> following:



> >> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:49:04 +0930, "united road"

> >> place for knowing the following:




> >> >> the world would be a better place for knowing the following:

> >> >>>currently being auctioned on ebay
> >> >>>3 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $20,000 so far......8 hrs left
> >> >>>2 tickets for Sydney day one, 16 bids = $15,000 so far......4 hrs left
> >> >>>5 tickets for Sydney day two 13 bids = $ 8,5000 so far......8 hrs left

> >> >>>wtf
> >> >>>real or fake bids?

> >> >> Useless bids, as CA will cancel any tickets sold above face value.

> >> >> If they want to buy card at that price I have several boxes of 3x5
> >> >> cads they can have at similar prices

> >> >> Colin Kynoch

> >> >They won't cancel tickets.Sutherland virtually admitted today there was
> >***
> >> >all CA can do about tickets being sold on ebay.

> >> Well in Victoria at least there are anti-scalping laws, which make the
> >> canceling of scalped tickets quite easy.

> >> If you were stupid enough to buy tickets on ebay maybe you would be
> >> stupid enough to not find out where the ticket you were buying was
> >> for.

> >> >How are they going to know the tickets were sold on?

> >> I guess you are stupid enough to buy tickets like that on ebay.  If I
> >> was going to buy tickets on ebay I would want to know which seats I
> >> was buying, and so I would ask, I imagine all CA would have to do is
> >> ask for which seats and then cancel the tickets, a pretty easy
> >> procedure.

> >> >Only if the buyers tell
> >> >them.

> >> Or the sellers.

> >> >Do you really think someone who has paid over the odds for a ticket
> >> >will then tell CA and have the ticket cancelled?

> >> I would expect that anyone buying a ticket would want to know which
> >> ticket I was buying before I bid.  And it would be easy to find out
> >> which tickets are being scalped.

> >> >Get real.

> >> I hope that they do follow through and cancel the tickets scalped.

> >> I suspect at least in Victoria that will occur.

> >> Colin Kynoch

> >Have a look at the way tickets are being auctioned. Sellers are advertising
> >sections of the ground and indicative rows only. This should be sufficient
> >information for you to decide if you want to bid without having the exact
> >seat numbers.

> Only if you are truly stupid.  I'd want to see a photo of the ticket.

> >The only way CA could find out which tickets these are for is if they buy
> >them for themselves.

> Any person who buys a ticket without seeing at least a photo of it
> clearly showing seat allocation is confirming P T Barnum.

That has already been confirmed; many, many times including on ebay.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> >The dodgy ones are the ones that are being sold in blocks for the maximum
> >allowable allocation. CA might have an idea how many maximum blocks they
> >have sold in this section and might have a chance of working out which
> >tickets to cancel.

> It is amazing how easily these things can be found out.

> >If you've bought a maximum allowable though and are only auctioning say
> >pairs of tickets then there is no conveivable way that CA can work out who's
> >selling what tickets.

> Nice thought, but naive.

> >As for the daft idiots that are "spoiling" current ebay auctions by putting
> >in fake bids, all they are doing is delaying the inevitable. I mean, there
> >are nearly 6 whole months to go before the series starts. Plenty of time to
> >auction them again if a previous auction has been spoilt.

> CA could work by getting eBay to cancel the auctions, as reselling the
> tickets for a profit is a breach of conditions of purchase.

> Colin Kynoch

http://SportToday.org/

"Cricket Australia has admitted that it is powerless to prevent
scalpers from selling Ashes tickets on EBay, attacking the online
auction site for refusing to take action off its own back.

James Sutherland, the board's under-fire CEO, lambasted people selling
tickets, accusing them of "exploiting the public's passion for the
game," and adding that he was "disgusted". He said that while EBay had
been asked to help, "their response has been, 'It's not our problem'".
<>
A spokesman of EBay defended the company's position, saying: "We don't
actually sell the tickets. We provide a marketplace where the buyers
and sellers can transact."

 
 
 

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Post by united roa » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 23:26:19


Quote:

> CA could work by getting eBay to cancel the auctions,

They've already told CA where to go.Do you honestly think they would cancel
auctions and lose their own fee because CA devised a diabolical distribution
system?

 as reselling the

Quote:
> tickets for a profit is a breach of conditions of purchase.

> Colin Kynoch

You can say it as much as you like.You're not going to stop it happening.
Say I decided to take up more of my allocation and pass the tickets on to
family and friends in the UK.Tell me how CA are going to cancel those
tickets?
It might be illegal according to you,but will it stop it from
happening?Somehow I doubt it.

United Road