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Tickets for Lebron’s #WitnessHistory being sold online

You’ve probably heard of the news that Miami Heat superstar Lebron James is paying his Filipino fans a visit as a part of his Asian tour called “Witness History”. Thousands of die-hard fans and scalpers flocked to the Nike Park at BGC to be part of this once in a lifetime chance to see their idol. Wait, did I just say SCALPERS?!

Yes, that’s right! Among the thousands of fans who lined up to get a pair of tickets to see the NBA superstar are scalpers who are now selling their FREE tickets on online stores like Sulit and AyosDito.


 




Just to reiterate, these tickets are given for free and are sponsored by Nike PH, so technically other than their transportation and their so-called “effort” of lining up since amidst the occasional rains, they didn’t spend a dime on it.

So how much are they selling it? Well, the price differs from seller to seller depending on the location of the seat (and how greedy they are), but the price ranges from Php1,500 to Php5,000. The greediest of them all, is selling/sold his Upper Box ticket for Php10,000.

Can you call them scumbags? Yeah, probably. But let’s face it, not everyone has the luxury to line up to get tickets to see Lebron James. If you’re one of those people, at least you can still see your basketball idol. That is, of course, if you’re willing to pay for something that’s supposed to be free.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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38 Responses

  1. nameless says:

    This is B***S**T! Nike PH should have just sold the tickets to prevent these “iskwaters” on scalping.

    • PakyuUlol says:

      ulol,tamad ka lang kasing pumila,depende na sa may hawak ng ticket kung manonood sya o ibebenta ung ticket..

    • sanec121 says:

      yabang mo naman tamad,bakit madali lang ba mag-antay dun?

    • nameless says:

      Haha, I knew it. You two are scalpers. Iskwaters lang na walang magawa at nakakita ng opportunity magkapera. Oks lang naman yan. Magbanat banat ng buto konti kesa tambay. :D

      Mga scalpers! Sige lang, magandang business yan!

  2. anon says:

    what a low life scalpers = fucktards

  3. mini0n dave says:

    Scalpers sweat as the clock ticks…so don’t dress like a preppy dipshit

  4. paolo says:

    If you think the ‘scalpers’ at LeBron’s tour are lowlifes, just wait for the ‘scalpers’ at the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.

    • dodong says:

      ang sa UAAP may bayad kahit papano. eto libre kita mo agad sa itsura ng iba na pagkakaperahan lang talaga

  5. Marb says:

    Well, di na mawawala mga scalpers dito. Nung una palang balita na marami na ang nakapila at nagcamping dyan eh scalpers agad ang una kong naisip na pumila at hindi mga tunay na fans. Ganito na lang isipin natin, since wala tayong luxury na pumila cause of work or whatever para tayong nagrenta ng pipila para sa atin at babayaran natin sila for their efforts. Hahaha :P

  6. The Berto says:

    WALANG PAKIALAMAN !! hahah! as long naman na hindi illegal ang magbenta ng ticket na nakuha e ok lang…kung anu-anu pang tinatawag sa mga gumagawa nun kesyo squatter,scalpers etc….. wala kasing tyaga at ayaw madumihan ung iba lalo na ung mga mayayaman at konyo….e para ka lang namang pumila nyan pag kumukuha ng nbi clearance,nasa may-ari naman ng ticket kung gagamitin or ibebenta nya….diskarte ang tawag jan mga parekoy!! peace!!!

    • MandurugasBerto says:

      malamang isa ka sa mga nagbebenta kaya galit na galit ka! hahaha..

    • Duterte says:

      hoy unggoy diskarte na makapang lamang sa kapwa .. kaa di umaasenso ang pilipinas puro diskarte na makapang lamang sa kapwa..

    • ROA says:

      Tiyaga? Eh yung mga taong may trabaho at may pamilya na inaatupag during the time the tickets were distributed, ano tawag mo sa kanila? Walang tiyaga? First, the word “FREE” was emphasized again and again. Kung gusto nila yung mga mayayaman lang ang makakakita kay LBJ, eh di sana may presyo yung tickets from the organizers themselves. There’s a purpose that they were given for free, and that’s because they wanted everyone to have a chance. Second, kung pumila ka para lang ipagbenta yung tickets mo, seriously, may ginagawa ka bang ibang bagay maliban sa pag-pila? These tickets was supposed to be for LBJ’s fans, not for opportunistic parasites like those scalpers. Kung di ka rin pala pupunta, ba’t kumuha ka pa ng ticket? Eh di sana ang daming taong may gusto na nakakuha ng mga yun. And lastly, you supporting scalpers, calling them “madiskarte” instead of condemning them. Are you a scalper yourself? I guess you are, or you once were. Being a business-minded person is not bad, provided you know your limits. Buti sana kung di kayo makakapunta sa event dahil may importante kayong aasikasuhin, kaso nananadya na kayo eh. You wait for hours in lines with the purpose of selling something that is supposed to be free. That is not being an entrepreneur at all. Kababayan mo tina-take advantage mo. Anong klaseng isip meron ka nyan? Mahiya ka naman sa ginagawa mo. Di lang pera ang importante sa mundo.

    • bekbek says:

      @ The Berto Peace po, pero alam mo naman siguro kung bakit ang pangit ng tingin syo, napa opportunistic kase ng peg ng mga scalpers. Scalping ay NAKAMAMATAY.

    • booboo says:

      In some places, scalping is ILLEGAL.

    • otreb says:

      haaa.ang tickets na to binibigay lang kahit kanino at wala pakialam kung sino ka.sa nbi kelangan icheck kung sino ka talaga bago ka makakuha ng clearance at may nakasulat na info tungkol sayo sa nbi clearance

    • gadgetspecialist says:

      @The Berto d porket hindi siya illegal tama na, ginawa nila ito para makapunta ung mga fans nya na wlang budget bumili pero gusto makita siya,pangalawa kung tutuusin wlang karapatan scalpers sa tiket na to dahil hindi ito ipinamigay para ibenta ng iba/kumita,ang tawag sa kanila hindi madiskarte kundi mapanlamang at hindi sila matalino/wise kundi WA-IS tska ganid pa rin ung iba na sinasabi na sobrang ticket ung sa kanila kaya binenta nla(sabi sa bibliya kung anu ang ginawang mabuti sau gawin mo din sa iba)

  7. meh says:

    The solution is to sell tickets cheap but make the tickets have a name on it and if the person doesn’t have the name and ID to match the ticket, then no entry. Problem solved , can’t scalp if a ticket name has to match an ID

    • Wala says:

      Kaso madali lang din mameke ng ID. hehe.

    • booboo says:

      Good suggestion; but, the process will take EXTRA long and costly. You need a machine to input the name of the ticket holder. Consider the time an encoder needs to input the name, not to mention the extra time to verify ID, demand for a valid ID, and other instances. Additional transactions mean more time. Lalo pa may mga mayayabang at mahilig magpalusot kapag mali ang ID na dala.

      Another point is, what if something comes up and the ticket holder cannot come and wants relatives or friends to use the ticket instead? If it has a price, it has to be refundable, or at least transferable.

      Does an organizer want to take this extra mile? I doubt.

    • gadgetspecialist says:

      @meh dagdagan ko lng ung mga suggestion mo para maging scalper-proof…dapat pagbili ng ticket lalagyan ng name at SIGNATURE(dapat tugma ito sa pinresent na ID) ngaun pag papasok na dapat magmatch ung ID(may name and signature) at ung nakalagay sa ticket.pag naverify na papapirmahin sa isang listahan(dapat parehas lng din ung signature)EWAN KO NA LNG PAG MAY NAKALUSOT PA RIN HAHA (ANG MAKAKALUSOT lng d2 ung kayang gayahin ung naunang pirma)

  8. jake says:

    napaka STUPID ng nag nagsulat ng article na ito. Anong magagawa mo kung yun ang gusto nilang gawin sa ticket na nakuha nila for FREE. Eh kung mas kailangan nila ng PERA para sa masmahalagang bagay, why not!? In the first place, wala naman silang taong natatapakan, besides this is their EFFORT!!! not yours!! STUPID!

    • bekbek says:

      Scalper FOUND!

    • ROA says:

      Take time to reflect with what you just said. You call that EFFORT? You yourself capitalized the word FREE, yet you seem to be ok with what the scalpers are doing. Ano kaya ang mararamdaman mo kung yung isang bagay na dapat na ibinigay sayo ng LIBRE, kinuha ng iba tapos binebenta na sayo. I’m pretty much sure na maraming tao na pumunta dun pero walang ticket na nakuha, yet here are some people who had the chance to get them, for FREE, but have no plans on using them themselves and are instead selling them. Kung ikaw yung isa sa mga pumila dun pero walang nakuha, ok lang ba din sayo yun? And you calling us who condemn scalpers STUPID, it’s you who deserved to be called as such.

    • jake says:

      Kasalanan ba ng mga nakakuha ng TICKET na for FREE kung yung mga taong pumunta na hindi nakakuha ng ticket?

      Ang dami mong sinasabi, STUPID ROA!

    • The Berto says:

      etong si ROA dami pang pinagsasabi e,inggit lang kasi walang ticket hahahah!! tawagin mo na kaming may ticket at nagbebenta online ng kahit na ano wala ka pa ring pakialam hahaha!! iiyak nyo na lang yan haters hahah!!

  9. jake says:

    Oh, yung mga BITTER dyan, reply reply na.

  10. booboo says:

    In QC, scalping is illegal. Hmm, OK let’s move major sporting events to Pasay via MOA instead. There’s a price for convenience and demand. Since these free tickets are very in-demand and there are people who are lazy (or at least complacent) to fall in line, ayan, magbayad ka. LOL

  11. jake says:

    Mga BITTER lang yang mga yan! Hindi lang nakakuha ng FREE ticket. Pagbubuntungan na ng galit nila eh yung mga taong nakakuha at gustong ibenta na lang.

  12. jim says:

    …and there’s this faggot whose calling names to everyone who responds to his post. If we use your logic to a gun, then that means I could point my gun and shoot at anyone. As commented before, scalping is for RETARDS

  13. Chikita says:

    I wonder how are you MONKEYS growing up? You have no sense of respect and honor…

  14. Boying topacio says:

    ahh..pag may EFFORT pala OK Lang.hindi na pala Ako dapat Maasar sa mga ungas sa terminal ng bus nung holy week na nakipag unahan sa mga pasahero at yung iba eh sa bintana pa dumaan para Lang makakuha ng upuan mahirap nga namang dumaan sa bintana at EFFORT yun.nga pala,binenta ng mga yun yung mga upuan na nakuha nila ng 200 na sana ay para sa mga pasahero.
    basta may EFFORT wag Maasar.respetuhin ang mga nag e EFFORT.
    nyahahahahaha..OT ba?

    • jake says:

      one of the most IMMATURE/IDIOT person i’ve encountered so far (Boying topacio).

      comparing apple and orange.

  15. Jes says:

    Daming mautak at matiyaga. Hehehe!

  16. The Berto says:

    ganyan ka unfair ang buhay dito pinas hahahah!!! face fhe reality retards!!

  17. garz says:

    Go OKC!

  18. kulafu says:

    sige mag away kayo hahaha…

  19. opang says:

    meron ako tae ni lebron,, gusto nyo? limang libo lang, pedeng ulam sa kanin.

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