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On CNN, in a story about Hannah Montana tickets, where ticket brokers bought most of them and are reselling them for hundreds and thousands of dollars, an angry mom says, "it is taking advantage of me and my children."

Why? How? You don't have to buy them, and it's not like anyone had an obligation to put on this concert or make tickets available to you for it at all, let alone at a certain price. If you don't like it, don't but the tickets ... so how are you being taken advantage of?

She went on, "and it's not teaching my kids a good lesson: that you can get what you want if you pay the right price." How is that not a good lesson? Generally speaking, it's true. I think it's a great lesson, about supply and demand of course, but also about priorities and comparative values. Teach your kids, well, we could take a vacation to Europe for two weeks, or buy a huge TV, or get a loaded iMac and iPod, or buy you an all new wardrobe ... or go to this concert.

If you really hate what these ticket brokers did, then organize a boycott of the concert. If no one buys the tickets, the people you are most angry at -- the brokers -- will lose a lot of money. Disney will too, because even though they sold tickets, they will lose a lot in potential merchandise sales, and so on.

This whole thing is a fantastic lesson for kids, if you understand what's really going on and how the world actually works.

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  • by mgessner (46612)
    And Amen!

    Show the kids how to make a free market economy work FOR them.

    Amen!
  • how are you being taken advantage of?

    You must have missed the part of the story where the Hannah Montana Goon Squad comes around to your house with guns and forces you to buy the tickets at whatever price they ask.
    • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

      how are you being taken advantage of?
      You must have missed the part of the story where the Hannah Montana Goon Squad comes around to your house with guns and forces you to buy the tickets at whatever price they ask.
      OMG ur right!
  • Here in DC it's not just the scalpers and brokers snagging all the tix -- we have to deal with the PAC's too!

    Letter to the Editor [washingtonpost.com] from disgruntled Springsteen fans in re: this article:
    Congressional Fundraisers Let It Rock [washingtonpost.com].
  • This whole thing is a fantastic lesson for kids, if you understand what's really going on and how the world actually works.

    Obviously they don't and will pass on to their children the perceived evils of a capitalistic society. They will shout "This isn't fair," in response to this event (Oh, wait. They already are.).

    I'm all too familiar with that phrase. It seems to equate to "My expectations were not met and I am angry about it." Sadly the "expectation" was that they could just walk down to Ticketmast

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