September 28, 2014

Demand for Free Bill Gates Tickets Spurs Scalping

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The demand for tickets to see Bill Gates address Cornellians in what will likely be a packed Bailey Hall auditorium Wednesday is causing some to pay premium prices for what were originally free tickets.

After waiting in line for hours to receive tickets for Gates’ lecture last Tuesday and Thursday, some students are using Facebook to scalp the free tickets, with some prices reaching over $200.

Students sit in line in Willard Straight Hall Thursday while waiting to recieve tickets to see Bill Gates’ Wednesday lecture in Bailey Hall. (Alejandro Hernandez / Sun Staff Photographer)