Which NYC Summer Concert Has the Most Overpriced Ticket on StubHub?

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06/05/2012 11:56 AM |

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StubHub can be a great resource—I bought second-row tickets to see Pulp the day of the Radio City show for less than face value. The key is waiting until right before the concert to buy anything; otherwise, you’re going to be paying a SHIT TON of money. How much is a shit ton? Glad you asked: I took a look at the most way-over-face ticket (as of right now) on StubHub for nine of New York’s most popular venues between now and the end of August, and compared them to the actual cost. To the broker who’s trying to get 25 times face for Foster the People: I hope you’re forced to spend eternity looked in a Hollister where they play “Pumped Up Kicks” on a non-stop loop.

Bowery Ballroom
The Wallflowers, July 24
Actual cost: $25
Highest price on StubHub: $338
Markup: +1,252%

Central Park Summerstage
Foster the People, June 11
Actual cost: $40.75
Highest price on StubHub: $1,000.00
Markup: +2,354%

Hammerstein Ballroom
Tenacious D, June 28
Actual cost: $55
Highest price on StubHub: $500
Markup: +809%

Webster Hall
The Gaslight Anthem, July 24
Actual cost: $29
Highest price on StubHub: $295
Markup: +917%

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ed Sheeran, June 12
Actual cost: $18
Highest price on StubHub: $160
Markup: +789%

Irving Plaza
Lana Del Rey, June 7
Actual cost: $20
Highest price on StubHub: $501 (VIP)
Markup: +2,405%

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jimmy Buffett, August 30
Actual cost: $96
Highest price on StubHub: $5,883
Markup: +6,028%

Prospect Park
Wilco, July 23
Actual cost: $45
Highest price on StubHub: $500
Markup: +1,011%

Terminal 5
The xx, August 2
Actual cost: $45
Highest price on StubHub: $335
Markup: +644%

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