Scalpers Selling Inauguration Tickets Online
Fox 29 News out of Philadelphia, PA, is reporting that scalpers are attempting to sell tickets to the presidential inauguration online.
Fox 29 says that the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to people to look out for fake tickets, but it's the fact that people are trying to scalp them is what interests me most.
In the attached video, reporter Shawnette Wilson reports that a Facebook user posted inauguration tickets to a 'yard sale' page, and when contacted about a price, the user responded that offers of up to $200 had been made.
The story goes on to point out that the tickets for presidential inaugurations are free, and it is illegal to sell them.
Would you spend money (other than travel/lodging costs) to attend a presidential inauguration?