Ted DeDee: Don’t confuse scalper sites for Overture box office

A letter in last Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal claimed Overture Center events are accessible only to the rich and cited ticket prices up to $400 each.

What the writer didn’t understand is those are prices for tickets sold by scalpers online. Some scalpers buy tickets for popular events and then resell them at a 200 percent to 500 percent increase. Other unscrupulous websites sell tickets that don’t even exist.

To make an exorbitant profit, these so-called businesses make it seem like the venue is guilty of charging ridiculous prices. Overture has no relationship with, or statutory control over, these websites. The only official website to purchase tickets at face value is at Overturecenter.com.

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