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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Scalpers say it's a buyer's market for tonight's Cavs game

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2007 at 2:30 PM

If you want to go to tonight’s Nets-Cavs Game 5, but don’t think you can get a fairly priced ticket, think again. “I’m selling tickets at face value,” Scalper Mike, a veteran of the Ontario Street ticket bazaar, told me this afternoon. “Unbenounced to fans, despite all the hoopla about the team, people in the (ticket) business our losing their asses.” A cursory search of Craigslist’s ticket page shows plenty of seats up for grabs. The prices are high – but they were for previous games too, Mike said. “I was losing $30 a ticket, getting $190 a piece,” he said. “People are gonna get what they can, they’re gonna ask for what they can.” During the last Cavs home game, he said, “I called up my client list and offered a discount. I’m just trying to hedge my losses.” You can find tickets at the Cavs’ Flash Seats site and other websites. Or you can just walk down Ontario and look for Mike: “I’ll be out there with my megaphone and my neon sign.” – Joe P. Tone

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