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    Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/5621772?GT1=8192

    If you are scrambling to score tickets to the upcoming World Cup, a German soccer official suggests it might be wise to avoid purchasing them over the Internet on eBay, according to a recent Reuters report.

    For security reasons, tickets for the month-long event, which kicks off June 9, are personalized with the buyer's name and are transferable only under special circumstances.

    But according to the report, that has not stopped an active market from developing online.

    When asked for advice to pass along to any potential eBay buyers, German soccer chief Theo Zwanziger reportedly said: "I would just warn him he's running a risk. He's going to the stadium under a false name ... and he runs the risk he will be turned away."

    He also dismissed a suggestion that stadium officials would only check the identities of only a few fans.

    "Why are you so sure? We have a lot of stewards on the spot," Zwanziger said.

    "If we have indications, firstly that the security situation is critical, and secondly that people are coming to the stadium without officially issued tickets, there will be intensive checks.

    "And then those who don't have (official tickets) will be spotted, and they'll have paid a lot of money and they'll be sent home. So I'd advise them to spare themselves the frustration."

    According to Reuters, the top Thursday afternoon bid on eBay's German Web site www.ebay.de for a ticket for the Brazil-Austria match on June 18 was 431 euros — or a whopping $551.

    Obviously that is well above the official ticket price.

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together
    Hey, the guy is posting it as a favour, no need to bring your own personal bias on it by criticizing the most popular sport in the WHOLE WORLD. And I bloody hope people don't get in with fake or falsely-issued tickets.

    Great post Yogi. You really are managing to go up in my estimation with every comment you make about football.. Oh, and to quote your good self: "(i'm being sarcastic)."

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    "Benet" wrote:
    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together
    Hey, the guy is posting it as a favour, no need to bring your own personal bias on it by criticizing the most popular sport in the WHOLE WORLD. And I bloody hope people don't get in with fake or falsely-issued tickets.

    Great post Yogi. You really are managing to go up in my estimation with every comment you make about football.. Oh, and to quote your good self: "(i'm being sarcastic)."
    :scratch: I thought female mud/jello wrestling was the most popular?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    "singersp" wrote:
    :scratch: I thought female mud/jello wrestling was the most popular?
    Well of course! I forgot to mention the disclaimer that football is the most popular MALE sport in the world.. Female mud/jello/baby oil wrestling is the most popular overall, for female participants only.

    :grin:

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    "Benet" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    :scratch: I thought female mud/jello wrestling was the most popular?
    Well of course! I forgot to mention the disclaimer that football is the most popular MALE sport in the world.. Female mud/jello/baby oil wrestling is the most popular overall, for female participants only.

    :grin:
    Baby oil..........

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    I don't think I'd ever spend 500 bucks on Ebay...I almost got screwed with a bid that big earlier this year and it was a nerve racking experience. No thanks...I'll stick with the tried and true ticketmaster!

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together
    I must agree YogidAbEAR. Football > Futball.
    I Love Kerry Collins (and John Rocker).

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    "maddenhasamancrushonfavre" wrote:
    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together
    I must agree YogidAbEAR. Football > Futball.
    It's just as well no-one cares what you think then, ain't it?

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    Re: Warning: Stay away from eBay World Cup tix

    "Benet" wrote:
    "maddenhasamancrushonfavre" wrote:
    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good advise, i was JUST about to buy world cup tickets. because i LOVE soccer.(i'm being sarcastic).


    anyways, gotta love scams, they keep soceity together
    I must agree YogidAbEAR. Football > Futball.
    It's just as well no-one cares what you think then, ain't it?
    Ouch.

    Speak for yourself though Benet...I care (only marginally though) what he has to say. :grin:

    P.S.- I agree with him!

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