Ticket Availability Stirs Debate

Thousands of fans line up to buy tickets for concerts, sporting events and other entertainment but some of them come away empty-handed.

Many events sell out but some fans say those sellouts happen too quickly.

Kenisha Harding and Lyndsy King stood in line and waited by the computer for two days to get concert tickets and both were shut out.

Lindsy said, "Its just unfair. Everybody standing in line at Bakers was unhappy but what can you do?"

Kenisha added, "I think they should at least put a disclaimer out," advising of ticket availability.

There are other ways to get into the crowd. Some will say it's not fair but ticket brokers have been around for years.

Chad Carr, with Ticket Express, says, "Our prices are based upon market supply and demand. So sometimes those are up above the face value. That ticket sometimes surprisingly enough is below face value of the ticket."

Mary Pershinger always uses a ticket broker to buy her tickets. She says it's fast and convenient.

"I don't have to stand in line. And a lot of time I get the seats I want. I can get parking passes. You can get it all and it's very convenient. That's why I use Ticket Express."

Ticket brokers say the price of the ticket is dictated by the popularity of the act. The more people who want in - the higher the price of admission.

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