How much is Coachella Worth to You? Beware of Scalpers!

So... you haven't purchased your ticket (ahem... passes) in time for the sold out Coachella Music Festival and you are still intent on going. Well, just be aware of the price you might have to pay to get a hold of one (and not just monetary value).

Coachella recently published this warning for their fans on their homepage:
  • Please do not purchase tickets from a third party.
  • No passes have been distributed yet, nor will they until closer to the show.
  • There are NO paper tickets being distributed for this event.
  • Anyone trying to sell a paper ticket (ticketmaster stock/print at home/etc.) is not legitimate.
  • There are NO single-day tickets for this event - only a weekend pass.
So watch out... you people feeling left out...

If you feel ticket scalping is illegal in California, well... it is and it isn't. I have found out that the State of California: Allows tickets purchased for resale to be sold but prohibits reselling on the grounds of an event except with permission Penal Code § 346)
Full Penal Code 346:
Any person who, without the written permission of the owner or operator of the property on which an entertainment event is to be held or is being held, sells a ticket of admission to the entertainment event, which was obtained for the purpose of resale, at any price which is in excess of the price that is printed or endorsed upon the ticket, while on the grounds of or in the stadium, arena, theater, or other place where an event for which admission tickets are sold is to be held or is being held, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
So their you go.

You can scalp tickets for a higher price on eBay and Craigslist, but just not on the grounds of the event, unless you have permission. I personally would not pay $1,000 for a General Admission pass to Coachella.

How much would you pay?

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