There’s an interesting announcement from eBay this morning regarding ticket sales for the Wembley Live Earth concert. Tickets for the event, to benefit global environmental causes, go on sale today. eBay comment sagely that “we expect that some of these tickets will be offered for sale on eBay”: I expect they’re right!
But they seem to have managed to cut right through the middle of the usual argument about whether ticket re-sales are immoral or simply good economics, by stating that at least 20% of the final sale price must be donated to an environmental charity, preferably the official one, and that the donation must be made through eBay for Charity. Lets hope this will stop the bad publicity and whinging over eBay ticket sales, and raise some money for an important cause at the same time. Kudos to the organisers for their novel approach.