When is a Scam Not a Scam?

  morddwyd 13:21 07 Sep 2010

My wife recently received a Christmas Fair (sorry FE, but it is in context!) ticket offer from a well known and reputable glossy.

"Order your tickets on line in advance and get them for £7.50 instead of £8.50"

Small print "There is a 95p booking fee".

Not all scams are Nigerian based!

I suppose it's not really a scam, but it's awful close.

  jakimo 13:28 07 Sep 2010

Wheres the scam? your wife will save all of 5p

  wiz-king 14:21 07 Sep 2010

If it's 95p irrespective of the number of tickets take a gamble, buy 100 and sell them nearer the time on e-bay, you could then advertise them as 'reduced booking fee - only 1p'.

  Pineman100 17:01 07 Sep 2010

"buy 100 [tickets] and sell them nearer the time on e-bay"

That assumes that you could find 100 people who actually want to go to a Christmas Fair.

I'd rather stick needles under my toe-nails.

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