Ticket Brokers/Scalpers

Alright, what does everyone think about the purchasing and re-selling for profit of tickets to an sporting event/concert/whatever? Is it just someone trying to make an honest buck, or is it some jerk screwing over the real fans (the people who really want to go to the event)?

For me, scalpers really piss me off, but only when they have tickets to an event that I can’t get into. I’ve been outside a Beastie Boys concert with no ticket and the scalpers were asking 3-4 times face value for these already overpriced tickets. At that time, the scalpers were the lowest form of life to me, but if this same thing happened at a Backstreet Boys concert I couldn’t have cared less, since I wouldn’t have be caught dead at that show.

What does everyone else think about scalpers?