Free D. Matthews tickets not so free now

dmatthewsEconomists say there’s no free lunch. There might not be free concert tickets, either.

Tickets to next Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band’s concert – an Obama campaign-sponsored event at VCU meant to encourage people to vote –were supposed to be free. But they’re all “sold out” now, and, if you want a pair, you’ll have to pay a few hundred bucks a pop.

Tickets that were given out free to people who waited in line are for sale on eBay, where four different parties are asking between $250 and $400 for two tickets.

Two sets are also for sale on Craigslist.

One entrepreneur on eBay wrote, “These tickets were given to people who volunteer their time to the ‘Last Chance for Change’ campaign and were willing to stand in line for hours to get them. You are bidding on my time in line and my volunteer hours and in return I will send you 2 tickets to the show. Good luck.”

dmatthewsEconomists say there’s no free lunch. There might not be free concert tickets, either.

Tickets to next Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band’s concert – an Obama campaign-sponsored event at VCU meant to encourage people to vote –were supposed to be free. But they’re all “sold out” now, and, if you want a pair, you’ll have to pay a few hundred bucks a pop.

Tickets that were given out free to people who waited in line are for sale on eBay, where four different parties are asking between $250 and $400 for two tickets.

Two sets are also for sale on Craigslist.

One entrepreneur on eBay wrote, “These tickets were given to people who volunteer their time to the ‘Last Chance for Change’ campaign and were willing to stand in line for hours to get them. You are bidding on my time in line and my volunteer hours and in return I will send you 2 tickets to the show. Good luck.”

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