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JustSteve
04-26-2008, 07:39 AM
Man, I came in around 10:30 just to be sure i could one of the new posters...the ga crowd started coming in and wouldn't you know it, quite a few were scalpers. One guy bought 50 posters, another 30 of them. You should have seen their eyes light up, though, when tey saw the 2007 posters come out! That's right, they had the 2007 poster, too. These fuckers were pacing back and forth trying to find an open cashier, licking their lips, and basically looking like speed freaks for those 10 minutes. fucking sick...

i did get my posters, though...4 of the '08 and one '07! nice!

Tylerdurden31
04-26-2008, 08:05 AM
i'm completely not surprised. when pearl jam toured in 03 i remember it being like that.

invisiblerobots
04-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Was Delta one of them?

suprefan
04-26-2008, 10:46 AM
Its now $150 for one poster. this is insane. People kept asking me if I had more than one. I said nope. And I just was shocked with the 2007 poster being up like that for cheap. Next year, limit one per person and leave it at 60 bucks.

MarkO
04-27-2008, 09:09 AM
I got two but they're both spoken for. One for me and one for someone who asked for one.

amyzzz
04-27-2008, 10:48 AM
so fucked up. I don't want one now. it's too crazy. too expensive.

Boourns
04-27-2008, 10:52 AM
I wanted one of this years but decided that I couldn't spare $60. Big mistake. I got two from last year for $25 each, so I certainly can't complain. Both are spoken for, so don't ask.

canexplain
04-27-2008, 11:24 AM
I wanted one of this years but decided that I couldn't spare $60. Big mistake. I got two from last year for $25 each, so I certainly can't complain. Both are spoken for, so don't ask.

can i have one :) jk, nice snag ...x****

orbit
04-28-2008, 09:14 PM
why the fuck they didn't put a limit per customer?

suprefan
04-28-2008, 09:16 PM
why the fuck they didn't put a limit per customer?

Cause they are lame. I think they will do it next year.

TonyWonder
04-28-2008, 11:02 PM
I bought two and some guy after me, obviously a scalper, was buying twenty. The guy working the booth was talking to the scalper and telling him how he tried to get number one and 500 but they were gone before he got there.


They seemed a little chummy...

instinct
05-05-2008, 01:20 PM
supply and demand.. don't hate the player.. i'm just trying to make a dime.

shakermaker113
05-05-2008, 01:48 PM
I find this an appropriate time to re-post my rant about an encounter with a poster scalper last month:


dear greedy re-selling loser,

when you go to a concert poster sale and you see a rare poster for a very reasonable price, why don't you stop and think that perhaps somebody else might want one? maybe that person RIGHT BEHIND YOU might like one? maybe, once you've got all nine copies in your hands and he expresses a desire for one, just maybe you should think about allowing him to buy one instead.

do you not realize that you have made it your purpose to get between other people and the things they want? you're like a ticket scalper, except you're not a bum. you have no excuse.

get a real fucking job. you'll be surprised how much more fulfilling it is to help people rather than get in their way.

(E)

fucking retards.

eudaemonia
05-05-2008, 02:20 PM
I missed last year's Emek poster and saw it was going for $300(?)+ on ebay so I was quite happy to see it this year for $25 at the fest. It's not one of the early prints but I don't buy posters for that. :D

I snagged an 08 one too. I just gotta find the right frame (and wall space) for both.

wstsidela
05-05-2008, 07:00 PM
I picked up the 08 & 07 Emek posters too. One of each :)

BTW I saw that fat ol' scalper with 20 posters too. His fat greasy fingers sweating on the posters as he ran/limped back to lockerchella with his treasure.

rage patton
05-05-2008, 07:04 PM
How much are the posters going for on ebay right now? I hope for less then $150.

suprefan
05-05-2008, 07:07 PM
How much are the posters going for on ebay right now? I hope for less then $150.

Over $200

JustSteve
05-05-2008, 07:17 PM
actually, many are closing for way less...

completed listings (http://search-completed.ebay.com/emek-coachella_W0QQcatrefZC5QQdfspZ1QQfbdZ1QQfclZ3QQfis Z2QQflocZ1QQfposZ92663QQfromZR14QQfrppZ200QQfsooZ1 QQfsopZ1QQfssZ0QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQnojsprZyQQpfidZ0Q QsaaffZafdefaultQQsabfmtsZ0QQsacatZQ2d1QQsacqyopZg eQQsacurZ0QQsadisZ200QQsaobfmtsZexsifQQsargnZQ2d1Q QsaslcZ0QQsaslopZ1QQsofocusZbsQQsorefinesearchZ1)

instinct
05-06-2008, 02:54 PM
Yeah.. I sold one for $200 and the last one sold for barely over $150 :(