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Monday, October 15, 2007

Meet "StubHub"

"After years of complaining about scalpers, the theaters’ introduction of the premium ticket in 2001 meant that Broadway had decided, in a sense, to join them. And this year the League of American Theaters and Producers chose not to fight state legislation repealing longstanding price caps in the ticket-resale market, showing that Broadway had decided they couldn’t beat them either.

Now, less than six months after Albany passed the law, StubHub, where you can buy and sell Broadway tickets at any price, has set up shop — literally — right down the street."

- Campbell Robertson in today's NYT, about the new ticket-broker HQ right in Times Square. Flaunting it!

Who owns "StubHub"? Why, EBay, of course.

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