"I wish eBay would drop dead and die"

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Concert promotor Harvey Goldsmith told Kerrang! Radio on Sunday that “I wish eBay would drop dead and die” after tickets for Led Zepplin’s reunion concert appeared for sale on eBay. He went on, “I have begged them to take [the tickets] off and they have basically told us to fuck off. So I will do everything I possibly can to ruin their lives.”

Organisers have said that tickets held by people whose names do not match the name on the card used to purchase them, may be refused entry. Goldsmith acknowledged on his blog that some names “genuinely” may not match, but added “I am convinced that those who are bleating the loudest seem to be protesting too much for other reasons.”

Those who’ve coughed up to Goldsmith for their tickets may wonder why he thinks he has any right to control what they do with them subsequently, especially in such nasty terms.

[Thanks to Dan for the heads up.]

2 Responses

  1. eBay has received a lot of “good” press lately with the “fraudster” suspending 1200 accounts, I am sure this issue to them is little peanuts.

    We once shipped a set of VERY important SEC football tickets (are there any other kind) UPS overnight, to which UPS lost, guess you can’t blame ebay for everything 🙂

    UPS returned the tickets to us once they found them 3 days AFTER the football game, sliced in two and refused to pay the insurance claim we filed. Just the way it goes sometimes.

  2. “we are just a venue” blah blah blah, reminds me of the Luther Corp. or Omni Consomer Products (OCP) …from robocop for the non believers. Good luck Harvey.


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