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Oh Dear: They're planning more meddling...

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    #21
    Re: permie

    According to your profile, your last post was on (9/20/04 9:06 am) apart from the latest 2. HTH

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      #22
      spot the....

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      anorak !

      hello Mike how are you, been out with the caravan lately ?

      Milan.

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        #23
        Re: teoma

        Ok, so it's probable that the market will avoid the business that charges way over the odds
        To be more precise, if the market doesn't avoid it, then by definition it is not charging over the odds.

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          #24
          I am not Spod

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          Don't buy
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          That's a flippant answer Spod and you know it !

          I'm sure you are well aware that some services are considered to be essential, like water and electricity. Not buying these services is an almost impossible option for 99.99% of the population.
          No, it isn't. The real answer is just a bit longer, but the principle is the same.

          The market price is set by how much all potential sellers are prepared to sell for, and how much all potential buyers are prepared to buy for. That's why the price of necessities wouldn't become astronomical: you can always go to other sellers.

          Of course, if the government doesn't allow that, you're faced with a racket. Can't help you there.

          But if you can choose suppliers, then the price you pay is not way over the odds: if it were, some other seller would pop up with a better price.

          And few things are necessities. Water is, but tap water is not. Electricity is not. Entertainment tickets certainly are not: you cannot be held to ransom over them. Just don't buy them if the price is too high.

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            #25
            Re: No Touting

            Has nobody else realised that this is EXACTLY what the official sellers want so they can INCREASE the prices they get !!!!!

            Once the scumverment has made tickets individual - tied to ID so that nasty, evil touts can't make money from them look then look out for the "closer to the day, higher the price" pricing model coming straight in entertainment tickets.

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              #26
              Re: No Touting

              That's a flippant answer Spod and you know it !

              I'm sure you are well aware that some services are considered to be essential, like water and electricity. Not buying these services is an almost impossible option for 99.99% of the population.
              Don't blame me matey, I didn't post that, it was EXPAT!

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                #27
                Re: No Touting

                tickets individual - tied to ID
                Ah, I knew ID cards were good for something!

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                  #28
                  Re: No Touting

                  Listen, comrades, market price controls in the only way to go in New Labour's one party police state (corporate slogan: "If you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear). This ticketing thing is just a pilot scheme for the inevitable day when we're all flipping burgers, stacking shelves, cutting hair and can no longer afford to pay the market rate for any of the products produced offshore in China.

                  We will all have a happiness quota as well.

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