Why is scalping a crime? I’ve never been able to figure this out. What’s scalping?
To resell at a price higher than the established value: scalping tickets to the baseball game.
What is “established value”? Established value refers to the price printed on the ticket. In other words it’s the price that the box office of the venue or the performer has decided to sell the ticket for. So the simple answer to this question is, scalping is a crime because you’re ripping someone off by selling them something that isn’t worth what you asked them to pay you.
But is that a crime?