Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by Purple Jungle, Aug 13, 2003.
As I understand it, it would be illegal to sell the ticket for more than $36.
I dont think so because it is a donation. I just dont think it would fly, especially if you write off that donation.
On another discussion about TAF I thought someone mentioned that you could prorate the "donation"
You could sell the tickets for whatever you wanted to if you sell something with it. For instance, ticket for $36 and a Pencil/Coke whatever for $64 :dis: :dis: :dis:
You can get around the no scalping ticket law in Louisiana like this. Instead of selling a ticket to an LSU football game, you sell another item like a LSU decal for instance and throw in the football ticket as a free bonus. There is no law saying you can't charge $85 for a Bumper Sticker. You get to pocket the money and will not get in trouble with the law. I saw this method used on EBAY a few times during last football season where the seller was in a state that outlawed scalping. Hey I'm not saying it is ok or not ok to scalp tickets. Personally I won't pay scalpers prices but that is just me.
Pursuant to the scalping laws, you are allowed to "prorate" the amount of any donation required for each ticket and add that to the ticket price and not run afoul of the scalping laws.
However, pursuant to the scalping laws, a group requiring a donation "shall" print the value of that prorated donation amount on the ticket. As far as I know, LSU is currently NOT doing that with TAF donations.
However, I plan to write Skip and inform him of the law. Given that every seat in specified sections will have the donation placed upon those seats, placing the prorated donation amount on the ticket shouldn't be onerous.
I don't have the law in front of me, but I'll post it tomorrow when I get the chance.
Ive seen that on Ebay. I wonder how well that would hold up in a courtroom. Because clearly fair market value of a sticket is not $100.