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National view: An open, competitive ticket market will protect consumers from abuse

Published 03/15/2013, Duluth News Tribune

The National Consumers League was formed to protect consumers from economic injustice and to promote confidence in the marketplace. One area we have addressed closely in recent years is the consumer experience in buying tickets to live events. There is today a growing use of so-called “restricted” tickets as a means to foil scalpers. While restricted tickets may be a well-meaning effort, their use has had the unintended effect of depriving consumers of their right to sell, give away or transfer tickets or do anything else they might want with tickets after they’ve been purchased.

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