Yeah there are ways around it. Maybe he throws in a lovely parking pass too.
I used to think scalping laws were completely bogus, then I tried to buy concert tickets here in North Carolina (Paul McCartney at NC State’s arena in Raleigh). The arena was sold out within hours to the scalpers who then jacked up the prices on the secondary market. In NC scalping is legal online, so StubHub and Ticketmaster can run their secondary markets, but a ticket agency like I used to see in Houston can’t. (I passed on Sir Paul because of the cost.)
For the most part, however, if I want to see the super, or Paul McCartney, bad enough to pay the inflated charges, someone should be able to sell those tickets to me at a price I’m willing to pay. Nobody would have forced me to pay $500 for nosebleeds. It was pay it, or don’t go, so I didn’t go.
Well, somebody forgot to tell the university that it’s illegal. A few years ago when we actually were selling out football games, they had their own ticket exchange, and the prices were above face value.