moonwatcher wrote:A Jester wrote:moonwatcher wrote:
Do the math, Trilo.
If the person paid $420 for the ticket, and she gets $500, minus 10% in service fees = $450. A whopping $30 in "profit". Hardly scalping, in my humble opinion.
I'd say that charging $40 extra is absolutely scalping. $40 is hardly worth breaking a principle, but that's a different story.
If someone told you: buy me dinner and I'll sell you my ticket for what I paid for it. Is that scalping?
(I edited the quote from my post since I edited the original post, for clarity. In the case mentioned, the profit is actually $30 - the cost of dinner at a decent restaurant.)
Clearly it's scalping. If someone takes $30 from your wallet, it's stealing. If someone takes $30 of prepared food from your home, it's stealing. Is it stupid to steal $30 of prepared food from someone's house? Yes. Is it a silly small amount to break a principle over? Yes. Could they have likely at least taken a few of your CDs and maybe a bottle of wine if they wanted to *really* profit off of you? Yes.
None of those yeses make it not stealing. No matter how small the mark up, it's still scalping. It's odd that this is hard for you to understand.