How do scalpers actually get all the tickets faster than the average consumer?

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How do scalpers actually get all the tickets faster than the average consumer?

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Queue bots. The bots get in queue as soon as the line opens, therefore the scalpers have more chances to buy the tickets.

That’s if they don’t have bots that also do the payment but that’s one step further

There’s actually a surprisingly simple explanation for this. There was a news article a few years ago that showed that Ticketmaster actually owned a lot of ticket scalping companies, so of course they had dibs on the tickets, and Ticketmaster could crank their prices up even more, pretending that there were fewer tickets and more demand, and then making extra profits from whatever the scalping companies got paid for the tickets:

https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/ticketmaster-cheating-scalpers-726353/

Same way they do with consoles. They build bots that buy as much as possible. They buy hundreds before we can even buy one.

So, stupid question, why has no techy philanthropist embraced this technology to scoop up volumes of tickets to resell fairly to reduce the issue?

Part of the problem is Ticketmaster IS a lot of the scalpers. They literally sell their own tickets to themselves under a different name and then scalp them.