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Argument: Scalpers keep supply low, prices high, by tearing up tickets

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For the scalpers' business to work, they will often need to limit the supply of tickets—and tear up the extras instead of selling them at face value: "If more of the tickets are purchased by ticket scalping enterprises, there are fewer and fewer seats left for those who try to purchase their tickets legitimately. This creates a demand for ticket scalping, which leads to inflation of ticket prices and a subversion of the original ticket system."[1]

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