Want inaugural ticket? Don’t count on EBay or Craigslist

18 Jan 2013

Scalpers trying to sell tickets to President Obama’s inaugural won’t be able to advertise their wares on either EBay or Craigslist, according to Bloomberg News.  Both sites, at the request of the chair of the congressional committee overseeing the event, are blocking these ads. The tickets were to have been free, and in fact, are marked “not for sale” – yet, scalpers are trying to get thousands of

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Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend, editorial director and a principal of the AIM Group, is a career journalist, consultant and interactive media pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in news management. Townsend joined the AIM Group in 2001 as an analyst and consultant and became a part-owner in 2003. He is based in Houston. He leads a global team of analysts who report media industry trends in North and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and other countries in the Pacific Rim.