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  1. Take Action!

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to have some fun at the Halloween Bash at Ocean Park. But when buying the tickets, they found the park's arrangement was tricky for those with ticket discounts won on scratch cards. 'I went to the Halloween Bash with my friends on Saturday, October 13, and brought my winning prize of 10 per cent off the ticket price that I got from a Fairwood restaurant. It was a scratch card ...

  2. HK$60 soccer tickets costing HK$500 online

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It took just six hours to sell out 15,000 tickets for the Reunification Cup on the handover anniversary, and some were soon being offered online for HK$400 to HK$500, prompting the government to alert police. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the tickets stated that they were not for resale. A police spokesman said the commercial crime bureau was contacting ...

  3. Tickets being sold for 72 times asking price

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson They might be hard to get hold of after this week's computer crash, but Olympic tickets are selling like over-priced hot cakes as mainlanders defy the law and go touting. As reported in the SCMP in September, 'Yellow Bull' scalpers are upping prices for the opening ceremony by as much as 72 times the asking price with a 5,000-yuan ticket ...

  4. Touts cashing in on red-hot tickets

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Prices for opening ceremony, 110m hurdles and soccer finals soar on internet Cash-hungry ticket holders are rubbing their hands in glee as the black market promises ... been tagged at up to 40,000 yuan each, 25 times the face value of 800 yuan. And popular cyber marketplace Taobao.com even tags a 5,000-yuan ticket to the red-hot opening ceremony ...

  5. Tickets up for grabs in second round of sales

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 20,000 equestrian tickets are still up for grabs for the Hong Kong public. Reservation started in June and closed last month, said the China Travel Service, the official ticket agent for the games in Hong Kong. With 40,000 tickets sold from an estimated 60,000 made available for Hong Kong people by Bocog, the rest will go for public sale from October 15. Hong Kong had been given ...

  6. No firm date, venue or promoter, but the Spice Girls ticket lucky dip is open

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... days later. But no venue has been announced and there are no details about a local promoter for the event. The band says it expects strong demand for tickets and invites fans to register online. 'To make it fair, we will randomly pick who gets tickets,' the group writes on www.thespicegirls.com. That's also the website to sign up for the ticket pool. Individuals can ...

  7. Olympic ticketing chief apologises for fiasco

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing Embarrassed organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics suspended domestic ticket sales yesterday following Tuesday's chaotic computer-booking meltdown. Ticketing chief Rong Jun read out a humble letter of apology to the millions of mainlanders left angered and disappointed after a frenzied ordering spree collapsed the multimillion-yuan ...

  8. Sevens fans warned about tickets on the Net

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong rugby chiefs have warned fans of the game to steer clear of websites offering tickets for next year's Sevens tournament, and promised legal action to stop such sales. One website, HongKongSevens Tickets.com, claims it can guarantee tickets to buyers anywhere for the March 28-30 tournament. It is selling three-day tickets for HK$5,200, more than four ...

  9. Glitch leaves fans without tickets

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Ma Hong Kong International Film Festival organisers have received more than 100 complaints about problems with an online ticket purchase system launched this year. Artistic director Li ... she was still waiting for tickets to a film that had already been screened. 'I did not get any confirmation number or e-mail after I had input all my credit card information, ...

  10. Paralympics officials tackle ticket rush

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... Emma Shen Olympic Games officials will seek to avoid a repeat of October's ticketing fiasco when tickets for the 2008 Paralympics Games' opening and closing ceremonies go on sale next week. The Paralympics tickets go on sale on Monday, the same day organisers of the Beijing Olympics (Bocog) plan to relaunch the second round of general ticket sales after abandoning ...




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