Anti-Capitalism Rant

October 30, 2008

First off, Congrats to the Phillies for winning the 2008 World Series!  This was a spectacular season, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s games!

I was very disappointed to find that some individuals went online to the Phillies web site earlier today when tickets to a FREE celebratory event at the stadium were made available to Internet users, and requested tickets with no intention of actually going to the event.  Rather, these selfish individuals listed the free tickets on Ebay and Craigs List in the hopes of making a quick buck.

Here is a screen capture of one Ebay listing I find particularly despicable.  It is just as obscene that people are willing to pay over $100 a seat to a “free” event as it is for people to try to make a profit on it.  The person selling these tickets is based in the State of Massachusetts, not anywhere even close to Philadelphia.  If the event is FREE, then the expenses people incur in attending the event would reasonbly include things like train tickets to ride into the city to see the event, food and drinks at the event, and commemorative merchandise sold at or near the event like T-Shirts and hats.  Not admission itself.

Simply disgusting.

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