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Old 10-26-2019, 11:32 AM
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Default Feds probe whether Sox insider involved in selling thousands of comp tix

Epic scam, as alleged: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...qre-story.html
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:51 AM
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Well at least people are interested in buying tickets to Sox games.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:57 AM
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Someone will be fired and then some. Hard to believe that the front office didn't see this sooner.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:28 PM
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This makes me question eBay listings for giveaway items. I go to a large number of the promotional giveaway games. Sometimes I enter the stadium, get an item, leave and go back thru the line to get an extra item either because I have a friend who asked me to get one for them or I just have an extra ticket and figure rather than completely eat the ticket i can go get an extra item.

On a side note, if you have ten extra tickets the White Sox wont let you scan ten tickets and get ten items. You need to scan one get an item, leave, and go back thru the line over and over. If the item is popular you can realistically only go thru the line 2 maybe 3 times if your 1st in line.

Having gone through this process, I have never really understood how eBay sellers end up with tons of items. Specifically right now if you look up the disco demolition shirt you will find someone who's listing says 61 items sold.

In the past I've seen a few giveaways listed by sellers who's listings are over 100 sold

These will be items that run out after massive lines too.

I've seen people offer to buy bobble-heads for like $5 or $10 right inside the gate. But these people are buying very small amounts no where close to the amount of items that end up on eBay listed by a single seller.

The eBay listings never made sense to me, you would have to have some sort of inside scheme going on to obtain that amount.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:38 PM
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This makes me question eBay listings for giveaway items. I go to a large number of the promotional giveaway games. Sometimes I enter the stadium, get an item, leave and go back thru the line to get an extra item either because I have a friend who asked me to get one for them or I just have an extra ticket and figure rather than completely eat the ticket i can go get an extra item.

On a side note, if you have ten extra tickets the White Sox wont let you scan ten tickets and get ten items. You need to scan one get an item, leave, and go back thru the line over and over. If the item is popular you can realistically only go thru the line 2 maybe 3 times if your 1st in line.

Having gone through this process, I have never really understood how eBay sellers end up with tons of items. Specifically right now if you look up the disco demolition shirt you will find someone who's listing says 61 items sold.

In the past I've seen a few giveaways listed by sellers who's listings are over 100 sold

These will be items that run out after massive lines too.

I've seen people offer to buy bobble-heads for like $5 or $10 right inside the gate. But these people are buying very small amounts no where close to the amount of items that end up on eBay listed by a single seller.

The eBay listings never made sense to me, you would have to have some sort of inside scheme going on to obtain that amount.

It's also probable those ebay listings are counterfeit.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:52 PM
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Not 100% sure, I was at disco demolition and I donít recall any T-shirt giveaway. I looked at the shirts on eBay and I hope Steve Dahl is getting paid.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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Not 100% sure, I was at disco demolition and I donít recall any T-shirt giveaway. I looked at the shirts on eBay and I hope Steve Dahl is getting paid.
They had a give away either this year or last for the anniversary.

I, too, was at Disco Demolition Night and all we got was cheated out of a game.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:24 PM
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It's also probable those ebay listings are counterfeit.
Or that they have a deal with friends or people who are willing to sell to them cheap because they don't want the hassle of running an ebay store.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:35 PM
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Or that they have a deal with friends or people who are willing to sell to them cheap because they don't want the hassle of running an ebay store.



Having the number ( 60-100) of friends willing to give up their give aways at give a way games mentioned, is a real stretch.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:22 AM
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I ended up looking a little deeper into that ebay seller. if you click on their eBay store and look into their sold listings you can find they sold the following White Sox giveaways,

223 Eloy Bobbleheads,

164 Abreu silver slugger Bobbleheads

84 White Sox Beer Steins

I think ebay listings disappear after 6 months so you cant go any further back.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:35 AM
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I ended up looking a little deeper into that ebay seller. if you click on their eBay store and look into their sold listings you can find they sold the following White Sox giveaways,

223 Eloy Bobbleheads,

164 Abreu silver slugger Bobbleheads

84 White Sox Beer Steins

I think ebay listings disappear after 6 months so you cant go any further back.
Holy moly!! Unless that seller is selling on behalf of or with the consent of the White Sox, that's awfully suspicious.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:50 AM
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I ended up looking a little deeper into that ebay seller. if you click on their eBay store and look into their sold listings you can find they sold the following White Sox giveaways,

223 Eloy Bobbleheads,

164 Abreu silver slugger Bobbleheads

84 White Sox Beer Steins

I think ebay listings disappear after 6 months so you cant go any further back.



This stinks to high heaven.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:54 AM
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I ended up looking a little deeper into that ebay seller. if you click on their eBay store and look into their sold listings you can find they sold the following White Sox giveaways,

223 Eloy Bobbleheads,

164 Abreu silver slugger Bobbleheads

84 White Sox Beer Steins

I think ebay listings disappear after 6 months so you cant go any further back.
This could be what the Feebs call a "hanging curve ball." A term Baseball fans understand.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:59 AM
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Which former Sox infielder did Jerry put in charge of giveaway security? Royce Clayton?
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:59 AM
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It's also probable those ebay listings are counterfeit.
This.
My brother bought the homerun chain on ebay and it ended up being counterfeit. I was able to get one as a gift from my cousin and mine is much better quality.
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