£9 Connery tickets sold for £100 on eBay

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Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival have hit out at eBay sales of tickets to see Sir Sean Connery reading from his memoirs, ‘Being a Scot’. Tickets to the event had an original price of £9, and sold out in under an hour, the fastest selling event in book festival history. Inevitably, some of the tickets made their way onto eBay, where according to The Scotsman, they have been selling for £100 each. Frances Sutton, the Festival’s press manager, said she was “extremely disappointed” that tickets had ended up on eBay. She’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that at time of writing, I can’t find any tickets to see Sir Sean for sale at all.

2 Responses

  1. I believe most of these stories about tickets sold in ebay are just to drum up publicity.

    I can’t see what the problem is myself, you are selling tickets at £9, they have all sold out, and people are paying £100 else where you are the worlds worst business person and have got your pricing completely wrong.

    If i misprice a item and see the buyer reselling it on ebay a week later you don’t see me crying about it. Similarly my suppliers don’t complain to me that they sold 100 items at 9.99 to me only see me selling them on ebay at 14.99 each.

  2. The only 3 I could find sold for £49.99 each

    I think Super Max maybe right 😉


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