Reporting Edgar Linares
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Cavalia is warning ticket buyers that swarms of online scalpers are selling regular priced tickets for an inflated price.
“We’ve dealt with scalpers inflating our prices in the past, but it’s gotten out of hand,” said Jean-David Pelletier, tour publicist for Cavalia.
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Cavalia spokeswoman Danielle Smith says scalpers are posting cheap or discounted tickets on several websites, when in fact they’re priced higher than Cavalia’s Web site.
The sites include: shop.ticketluck.com, stubhub.com, ticketnest.com, excite.com, gotickets.com and cavaliaminneapolis.com
“Our base ticket price is $64.50 on our site and on ticketnest.com that same exact ticket is selling for $114,” said Smith. “A lot of these sites are double or triple our pricing. For the price your buying our cheapest ticket on their site, you could buy the most expensive ticket on our site.”
Smith says many times people will search Google.com for Cavalia and number of scalper sites will pop up. They’re now working with Google to remove the scalper sites from the top of search lists.
The only site with accurately priced tickets is Cavalia’s website.