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Tue, 14 June 2005

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Live8 Tickets on Ebay

It didn't take long for the vultures to put their tickets to the London concert on ebay. It looks like some people put them up within minutes of receiving the text message confirming they'd won; they obviously had no intention of going and entered purely for the profit. The people selling these are scum, so here's what to do:

Register a new ebay account - use fake name and address details, but you'll need a real email address. If you use a Hotmail or Gmail account they'll ask you for a credit card number, so use a disposable one from your ISP, or on your own domain if you have one. Then go to an auction for live8 tickets and bid silly money. If you happen to win the auction just don't pay - the worst that can happen is that your new account will get banned.

It looks like Ebay only allow you to bid on one item without giving them your credit card details - no problem, just create more accounts and repeat.

It's your call if you bid on the ones that say they'll give anything less than 100% of the money to charity. My opinion is that they're just as bad - why aren't they giving all the money?

I hope anyone profiting from Live8 is thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

**Update 07:30 14 June 2005**
Our first entrant into the live8 tickets hall of shame:

Paul Bullivant, Strood, Kent

who left his full address in his Ebay payment instructions. Any more, let me know.

**Update 08:15 14 June 2005**
Another idea is to bid sensible winning amounts on other items being sold by people selling Live8 tickets. If you win the auction you'll be able to leave them negative feedback (something Ebay sellers are terrified of.)
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Comment from nate · http://hintofsarcasm.com
The sale of Live8 tickets on eBay was morally reprehensible but gladly, eBay have now done a total u-turn and have prohibited the sale of tickets on their site :)

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/200506.shtml#2005-06-14192733
14/06/05 @ 21:58
Comment from Andrea
I don't understand - sorry if I've got my head in the clouds - but on the official Live 8 site it says that the closing date for texts is 18th June and entries will be drawn at random after that. How come some people (ie those selling on Ebay) have already had their confirmation of winning tickets?

BY the way I also think they are out or order trying to make money from something they have got virtually for free and what's for charity!
14/06/05 @ 23:37
Comment from Stuart
The 18th June deadline is for the concert at Murrayfield. The London tickets have all been allocated.
15/06/05 @ 09:47
Comment from Dan
I see that Ebay allow the selling of charity wristbands. What's the difference between those & tickets?
16/06/05 @ 19:40
Comment from andy
i have two tickets i was going to give half back to live8
17/06/05 @ 01:20
Comment from DAVIE.w
The amount of wristbands being sold on E-bay for pure profit by so called business people far outweighs the money someone would make selling a couple of tickets that are theres to do with what they want. You do not know the circumstances of individuals selling tickets so cant brand them all as scum. Now the live8 tickets are only being sold by the real touts embelished as corporate packages.
This total over-reaction to ordinary people using a free market is so hypocritical and is bordering on insanity (do as I say not as I do)
22/06/05 @ 10:49
Comment from Andy
This guy has even left his Hotmail. Feel free to let him know what you think...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16067&item=6541468666&rd=1
22/06/05 @ 13:13
Comment from pepper
SIR BOB WHO HAS LIVED OFF LIVE AID FOR YEARS IS QUOTED AS SAYING "THESE EVENTS ARE TO OPEN THE EYES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE G8 SUMMIT THEY ARE NOT TO RAISE MONEY " AT THESE EVENTS I TAKE IT NOBODY WILL BE PROFITING ie STREET TRADERS SELLING JUICE,BEER,BANNERS AND ALL SORTS OF CRAP TO THE PUBLIC
23/06/05 @ 15:48
Comment from UPYOURS
I HAVE 2 TICKETS I TXTED OVER 50 TIMES FOR THEM NOW I CANT MAKE IT TO THE GIG I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SELL THEM SO I HAVE TO BIN THEM . BECAUSE OF MR GOODY GELDOF HE WAS QUOTED AS SAYING "THESE CONCERTS ARE FOR GETTING ACTION" ANOTHER OF HIS QUOTES "NOT FOR CHARITY BUT FOR POLITICAL AWARENESS" AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE GELDOF WAS MAKING IT CLEAR HE WAST,NT IN THE BUSINESS OF RAISING MONEY THROUGH THESE CONCERTS. HE WANTED TO PERSUADE OUR POLITICAL LEADERS TO TAKE ACTION INSTEAD... WHAT ABOUT HIS T.V. PRODUCTION COMPANY "TEN ALPS COMMUNICATIONS" 400% RISE IN PRE TAX PROFITS THIS YEAR....
23/06/05 @ 17:24
Comment from UPYOURS2
POOR SIR BOB HE LOOKS SHABBY LOOKS SKINT PROBABLY DOSSES ON SOME OLD COUCH LOOKS A ROUGH AS A BADGERS ARSE......AYE THAT WILL BE RIGHT...HE HAS A 8.3% STAKE IN TEN ALPS WORTH OVER 2 MILLION..THATS JUST ONE PIE HE HAS HIS FINGER IN .HE NOW HAS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS...JUST ANOTHER DO GOODER DOING GOOD FOR HIMSELF FUNNY HOW HIS PROGRAME ABOUT AFRICA IS JUST STARTING AND WAS PRODUCED BY HIS COMPANY MAKING VAST PROFITS..AYE A BOOMTOWN RAT ALRIGHT
23/06/05 @ 19:53
Comment from kerry
to the person called up yours ill gladly take the tickets of your hands please dont put them in the bin as me and my sister have tried every comp to win 2 tickets regards kerry
30/06/05 @ 13:23
Comment from someone a bit late
Who does Geldof think he is?

I'm sorry, but if you won tickets then they are yours to do with as you want, keep them or sell them!

Bob stated that they were not raising funds for a charity, so why should he care?

Why are we still helping a continent that doesn't help itself? It is possible to halt the spread of Aids, but their population chooses not to!

It's a mercenary comment, but has anyone considered the effect on our economy should these countries get themselves back on their feet?

I didn't win tickets, but then again, I didn't enter! Why watch dots on stage when you can have a front-row seat at home?

Sorry, but I think Bob is just full of himself and his own importance. Why not fight for the poor buggers suffering in this country...not high enough profile for you Sir Bob Geldof!!!
15/07/05 @ 13:56

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