Did two All-Ireland Football Final tickets really sell for over seven grand on eBay?
We know that tickets for the showpiece are like gold dust, but surely this is taking things too far.
This time every year, the hunt for tickets for both All-Ireland Football Finals reaches fever pitch, with fans of the sides involved prepared to go overboard to ensure their presence in Croke Park for the big day.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of others willing to exploit the desperation for tickets in order to make a handy few pound for themselves, as would appear to be the case on eBay before the meeting of Mayo and Dublin in two weeks’ time.
According to this ad, two Premium Level Cusack Stand tickets have sold for €7,100, over €3,500 per ticket, this morning on eBay after 53 bids were made from a starting price of €700 only two days ago.
Some will say that if the buyer in question is desperate or foolish enough to pay the price then that’s their problem, but surely it can’t be right that tickets would be sold for such an extortionate price, even if it is one of the two biggest days in the GAA calendar? There is also, of course, a possibility that the person submitting the winning bid has no intention of paying that sum of money and is doing it merely to frustrate the seller but we cannot be sure.
The GAA, for their part, have attempted to crack down on black market tickets in recent years so maybe we haven’t heard the last of this one yet.
Hat-tip to Mayo Gaa the Dream has never died Facebook page for giving us the heads up on this one