I thought this whole verified fan thing was to prevent scalping. However, I just saw that there are Verified resale GA's for the Boston show on Ticketmaster for $295. Last I checked, the face value of GA's is under $100 before fees. So I did some digging. I went and looked up "scalping" on dictionary.com and it defined it as follows -"to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates". Now admittedly I am no mathematician but I do have a calculator built right into my trusty old laptop and I plugged those two prices in. The results were troubling to say the least. It would seem that $295 is indeed a greater sum than the face value of these tickets. That being the case, wouldn't that be scalping? Not only scalping but scalping that is sanctioned by the very company that said it was trying to prevent it from happening?
I would swear that Satan himself was the CEO of Ticketmaster but I honestly think he'd probably find it too sleazy of a company for even him.