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    Default Scalpers No Scalping

    Single tickets on Ebay are going for relatively close to face value just right after the show sold out.

    Give it just a month or so and my bet is tickets are going to be going for less than face value due to lack of broterest (bro interest) in the lineup this year.

    Will this finally be the year scalpers get what's coming to them?!?!?
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    Weekend one? Fuck no, you're delusional. Weekend two, probably.
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    Single passes are already going for no more than like 450 for weekend 1, and it just sold out yesterday.

    This time last year people were selling it for 100-200 dollars more than that, and it sharply decreased after about 3-4 weeks

    Give it a month or so and weekend one passes will prolly be going for less than 400, just watch
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Tom you're so cool, you found a picture of an Indian scalping someone. Nice job douche.

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    Tom you're so cool, you found a picture of an Indian scalping someone. Nice job douche.
    That is actually an engraving of a Native American scalping someone. Cameras were not widely used at that time. Here is a little background on cameras, which take pictures

    A camera is a device that records images that can be stored directly, transmitted to another location, or both. These images may be still photographs or moving images such as videos or movies. The term camera comes from the word camera obscura (Latin for "dark chamber"), an early mechanism for projecting images. The modern camera evolved from the camera obscura.
    Cameras may work with the light of the visible spectrum or with other portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. A camera generally consists of an enclosed hollow with an opening (aperture) at one end for light to enter, and a recording or viewing surface for capturing the light at the other end. A majority of cameras have a lens positioned in front of the camera's opening to gather the incoming light and focus all or part of the image on the recording surface. The diameter of the aperture is often controlled by a diaphragm mechanism, but some cameras have a fixed-size aperture. Most cameras use an electronic image sensor to store photographs on flash memory. Other cameras, particularly the majority of cameras from the 20th century, use photographic film.
    A typical still camera takes one photo each time the user presses the shutter button (except in continuous-fire mode). A typical movie camera continuously takes 24 film frames per second as long as the user holds down the shutter button, or until the shutter button is pressed a second time.
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    1 History
    2 Mechanics
    2.1 Image capture
    2.2 Lens
    2.3 Focus
    2.4 Exposure control
    2.5 Shutters
    2.5.1 Complexities
    3 Film formats
    4 Camera accessories
    5 Camera designs
    5.1 Plate camera
    5.2 Large-format camera
    5.3 Medium-format camera
    5.4 Folding camera
    5.5 Box camera
    5.6 Rangefinder camera
    5.7 Single-lens reflex
    5.8 Twin-lens reflex
    5.9 Subminiature camera
    5.10 Ciné camera
    6 Image gallery
    7 See also
    7.1 Types
    7.2 Brands
    7.3 Other
    8 References
    9 Bibliography
    10 External links
    [edit]History

    Main article: History of the camera


    Camera obscura
    The forerunner to the photographic camera was the camera obscura.[1] In the fifth century B.C., the Chinese philosopher Mo Ti noted that a pinhole can form an inverted and focused image, when light passes through the hole and into a dark area.[2] Mo Ti is the first recorded person to have exploited this phenomenon to trace the inverted image to create a picture.[3] Writing in the fourth century B.C., Aristotle also mentioned this principle.[4] He described observing a partial solar eclipse in 330 B.C. by seeing the image of the Sun projected through the small spaces between the leaves of a tree.[5] In the tenth century, the Arabic scholar Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) also wrote about observing a solar eclipse through a pinhole,[6] and he described how a sharper image could be produced by making the opening of the pinhole smaller.[5] English philosopher Roger Bacon wrote about these optical principles in his 1267 treatise Perspectiva.[5] By the fifteenth century, artists and scientists were using this phenomenon to make observations. Originally, an observer had to enter an actual room, in a which a pinhole was made on one wall. On the opposite wall, the observer would view the inverted image of the outside.[7] The name camera obscura, Latin for "dark room", derives from this early implementation of the optical phenomenon.[8]
    The actual name of camera obscura was applied by mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler in his Ad Vitellionem paralipomena of 1604. He later added a lens and made the apparatus transportable, in the form of a tent.[9][10] British scientist Robert Boyle and his assistant Robert Hooke developed a portable camera obscura in the 1660s.[11]
    The first camera obscura that was small enough for practical use as a portable drawing aid was built by Johann Zahn in 1685.[12] At that time there was no way to preserve the images produced by such cameras except by manually tracing them. However, it had long been known that various substances were bleached or darkened or otherwise changed by exposure to light. Seeing the magical miniature pictures that light temporarily "painted" on the screen of a small camera obscura inspired several experimenters to search for some way of automatically making highly detailed permanent copies of them by means of some such substance.
    Early photographic cameras were usually in the form of a pair of nested boxes, the end of one carrying the lens and the end of the other carrying a removable ground glass focusing screen. By sliding them closer together or farther apart, objects at various distances could be brought to the sharpest focus as desired. After a satisfactory image had been focused on the screen, the lens was covered and the screen was replaced with the light-sensitive material. The lens was then uncovered and the exposure continued for the required time, which for early experimental materials could be several hours or even days. The first permanent photograph of a camera image was made in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce using a sliding wooden box camera made by Charles and Vincent Chevalier in Paris.[13]
    Similar cameras were used for exposing the silver-surfaced copper Daguerreotype plates, commercially introduced in 1839, which were the first practical photographic medium. The collodion wet plate process that gradually replaced the Daguerreotype during the 1850s required photographers to coat and sensitize thin glass or iron plates shortly before use and expose them in the camera while still wet. Early wet plate cameras were very simple and little different from Daguerreotype cameras, but more sophisticated designs eventually appeared. The Dubroni of 1864 allowed the sensitizing and developing of the plates to be carried out inside the camera itself rather than in a separate darkroom. Other cameras were fitted with multiple lenses for photographing several small portraits on a single larger plate, useful when making cartes de visite. It was during the wet plate era that the use of bellows for focusing became widespread, making the bulkier and less easily adjusted nested box design obsolete.
    For many years, exposure times were long enough that the photographer simply removed the lens cap, counted off the number of seconds (or minutes) estimated to be required by the lighting conditions, then replaced the cap. As more sensitive photographic materials became available, cameras began to incorporate mechanical shutter mechanisms that allowed very short and accurately timed exposures to be made.
    The electronic video camera tube was invented in the 1920s, starting a line of development that eventually resulted in digital cameras, which largely supplanted film cameras around the start of the 21st century.
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    Just sold my extras at $545 on StubHub, but I agree the aftermarket interest isn't as strong as last year. It will be interesting to see where the prices go. If I remember correctly, it seemed the optimal time to purchase last year was early March before bumping back up right before the fest. (if I were more motivated I'd find that awesome thread where someone charted the prices by date).
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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    Just sold my extras at $545 on StubHub, but I agree the aftermarket interest isn't as strong as last year. It will be interesting to see where the prices go. If I remember correctly, it seemed the optimal time to purchase last year was early March before bumping back up right before the fest. (if I were more motivated I'd find that awesome thread where someone charted the prices by date).
    Yup, week 1 has been consistently selling for $520-550 on Stubhub since Week 1 sold out shortly after the general sale began. Any scalpers who scored Week 1 still made a decent profit.

    Week 2 right now is going for around $435 and slowly climbing, as it just sold out early yesterday. Stubhub charges a 15% commission to the seller (and sadly, 10% to the buyer), so sellers need to get around $411 to break even, and around $470 to make $50.

    Bottom line is that any semi-intelligent scalper can pretty much guarantee a moderately good profit on Week 1 and slightly beat breakeven for Week 2.

    Only an idiotic scalper will sit on the tickets until they all fall down to face or less.
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    Heres that link to last year's thread:http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=ticket+prices

    And to an LA weekly article with a graph charting the variance in resale prices leading up to the 2012 show: http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoasts...12_for_sal.php
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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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    Hahaha I immediately thought of Swiper, too.
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    Under $500 on StubHub now for Weekend 1. $425 for Weekend 2.
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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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