Letter: Bill makes it easier for scalpers to sell tickets

What’s wrong with this picture? The Florida Legislature wants to make it easier for scalpers to sell their tickets to concerts and sporting events, so the consumer pays higher prices, by stopping venues and artists from selling paperless tickets, the one tool concert and sporting event goers have of counteracting scalpers buying huge blocks of good seats.

Paperless tickets require purchasers to pick up their tickets themselves by scanning the credit card used to buy the seat. This policy of paperless tickets helps curtail scalpers’ greed. While it doesn’t guarantee front-row seats, it does help level the playing field or concert stage a little bit.

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