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Letters: Music fans lose out in internet ticket sales

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Police arrested seven people allegedly connected to a $1.6 million StubHub cyberfraud case. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson

It’s not surprising that tickets for the upcoming Billy Joel concert to reopen Nassau Coliseum were gone so fast [“In 4 minutes, Billy sells out Coliseum,” News, Oct. 15].

Almost immediately, tickets started appearing on secondary markets for $1,000 and more per seat.

It wasn’t so very long ago that ticket scalping was illegal. Reseller websites have given anyone with a computer the ability to become the internet equivalent of an event-ticket day trader. It’s the real fans who lose.

Doug Otto, Massapequa
I am one of the many fans of Billy Joel and the Nassau Coliseum who called with a credit card two weeks ago to buy tickets by phone. Since tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., I figured I had a good shot of going to this eventful concert. Boy, was I wrong! I was on hold for 45 minutes, only to be told that the concert had sold out.

How is this possible? Something seems wrong. I would like to know how this happened.
Elysa Parker, North Woodmere


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