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Old 04-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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My friend bought Canucks tickets for Game 1 off Ticketmaster, he bought 4 of them for $275 or so each and thought he could make a quick buck. He posted $200/per ticket for the past 2 days(Tuesday and Wednesday morning/afternoon) still no bites and no interests. So he asked me to come down and head to Rogers Arena with him to try and sell the tickets, he was hoping to get $150-180 for the tickets, no one was interested. The scalpers offered $80 for his tickets, he refused since he bought em for $275.

No one was offering more than $100/each for his tickets and we saw people that had way better seats than us sell theirs for $120 and they were Club Seats as well while ours were just regular and 20 or 22th row. So he was like "Guess we have to go to this game.." this was at 6:45pm. He called his parents to come down since he had a total of 4 tickets he couldn't get rid of it. Til this time he didn't tell me the price and at 7pm when we were waiting for his parents to come take the other two tickets, I asked him "So how much should I give you for the tickets?" his response was "50 here..50 there..whatever.." So in my mind I was like Okay cool, $100. Since the ticket was gonna go to waste anyways + scalpers were offering $80, maybe even less since the games about to start soon.

Than I headed home after the Canucks lost, I texted him "So how much do I owe you?" His response was "$200" I was pretty baffled and confused at his response, since we're pretty good friends and hes pretty much over-charging me for a ticket that no one was gonna offer more than $100 for and it would've went to waste.

I told him what I thought about it and offered him $100 since honestly I thought that was what the price he was gonna sell it to me for" "50 here, 50 there, $100 total" his reply was "K Whatever then." and I'm guessing hes mad at me.

What does Revscene think? Whois in the right/wrong and how much should I give him/offer him? I don't think I'm expected to pay his price of $200(he was even gonna take as low as $150/160 from the scalpers outside of Rogers Arena but all they offered was $80) And I never agreed on going in the first place, thinking I'd be a good friend to accompany him to Rogers Arena and hit a pub after selling it. The ticket was gonna go to waste anyways or take $80 from the scalpers(or even lower at 7pm).

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find out how much it actually cost and pay that off, if hes being a bitch tell him to suck one for being a goof and not being able to sell em haha
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@OP, give your friend $100, tell him to take it or leave it.
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there are both wrongs but mostly being you. You should been definite on how much it will cost before even USING the ticket. Although he paid so much for it, you should not have to pay that much. Maybe be a good friend and pay a bit off as he is losing profit already?

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If he values money over the relationship between you guys - he wasn't a real buddy to begin with.
It IS partly your fault though. You didn't confirm anything; you only assumed.
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question: if they had won and it was a stellar game, would you want to pay him more?

shit like this isn't worth losing a friendship over (depending on how close you are).

pay him $100 and take him out for dinner or beers. never mention it again. he lost money, but you got a deal....end of story.
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just ignore him
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look at it this way, he's fortunate to even get his $100.
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obviously not your fault, you didn't agree to pay for those tickets when he bought them. also, he was the one who called you out to be there with him. no one said you wanted to watch the game. he's just sad he lost money on top of canucks losing the game.

verdict: fair to give him $100
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Not ur fault at all. Your buddy is a goof.
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Both at fault.

When it comes to money always be clear even if it is your best best friend.
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give him 150 its halfway between his '200' and your '100'

wouldve said give him face value but reread it and he was trying to flip them so fuck him. give him 100 and forget about it
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$100 for the tick, and treat him to beer/food like what dino said


hes just disappointed/mad he couldnt flip it
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You already did him a favor by going to arena to help him scalp. I think it is 25% your fault for assuming and 75% his fault for not being clear plus knowing he couldnt sell it to even over $100
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Sounds like your goofball friend is having a shitty week, thinking he could turn a profit on some tickets (did he also buy some New iPads? lawl) and to make matters worse his team is down 2-0... That explains why he wants you to pay more than he did before the game

My advice, pay full value. Cheer him up a bit...
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^I disagree. Its his own fault for trying to flip the tickets for profit. This is the risk he was willing to take by buying those tickets and that is not the OPs problem. Would he have shared the profit with you? Probably not. I would probably be willing to go half/half max cause I may not even have gone to the game at all had I known he wanted $200 for it. Anyways if you guys are actually GOOD friends as you claim to be, this would probably be an non-issue, although from the information you have posted you are assuming that he is mad at you because of his reply of "k, wahtever'. Personally, I would be able to swallow the loss, learn a lesson, and call it a day. He spent a g total, its not a TON of money so life isn't over. People lose tons of $ at the casino all the time. Assuming that's all he had in his account, he's a dumb ass and deserves it.
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I would be curious to know what his parents paid him for the tickets.

No way should you pay more than $100. He tried to make a few bucks but instead he lost money. Not your fault. If me and my friends were in the same situtation, anyone of them would have sucked it up and not charged for the ticket and then either get a fancy meal or ticket to something else to say thanks.

As others have said, would he have split the profit if he sold them? Are you sure he is really your friend?
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you're assuming hes mad at you? assumptions are never good, if he said "k whatever" then that means hes agreed to the price you offered after you told him what you thought. he probably forgot at the heat of the moment when he said "50 here 50 there" after losing money.
i don't think anyone is wrong here, i think you're just over thinking it.
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Give him 100 bucks.

He's choked cause he couldn't flip'em AND they lost too so it seems the tickets we're an even bigger loss of money.

Go out for a beer, discuss the risks involved of scalping tickets. It's basically like gambling.
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I would say $150 is reasonable.
He wasn't up front even when you asked.
50% the cost is a good deal for both.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:55 AM   #22
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Hahahahaha what a goof. Give him the 100 he can go cry about it
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #23
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Buy some tickets to another game so it kinda evens it out without talking about the money? This way your friendship will remain unharmed over a couple of hundred bucks. But hes a jew, end of story. If you guys didn't have jobs or anything and couldn't pay for someone else's lunch or something paying the amount of the tickets would be fair. If you had some extra cash then spend it on your friend have you both can have a good time vice versa. Kinda dunno what I'm talking about anymore LOL
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give him nothing. you went down with him to help sell. And then he was forced to see the game. Did he ask you if you wanted to see the game? If he did, and did not say you owe me xxx. then i think its free.

If that were me and i bought my buddy down, I would not have expected any money. i'm sure he didnt charge his parents any money. If he did, he's a total loser and definately not asian.
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OP's buddy sounds like a dick.
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