posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 05:52 PM
Why do you consider it to be corrupt?
The definition of 'corrupt' is 'dishonest', well one of the definitions. But they aren't exactly being dishonest. They are exploiting business
psychology. They know you want/need their ticket, and given that they have an obligation to their shareholders to maximize profit, its only reasonable
to assume they are going to try and maximize the price they can sell said ticket for. It might be unfair, but since the ticket is theirs to sell for
whatever price they can sell it for, its not dishonest.
Dishonest would be selling it you for price $x but charging your card $x+100, which would also be illegal.
They tell you the price they want for the ticket, and as long as that price does not alter during the purchase phase, they are doing nothing 'wrong'
per-se. Altering the price during the browsing phase, based on perceived demand, is normal business model, albeit a little unfair.