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Two years of salary to see Michelle O? Tickets offered online for £70,000


Added 11-08-18 03:37:02pm EST - “Tickets to see Michelle Obama speak in London sold out within seconds, and were quickly posted for as much as ” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Two years of salary to see Michelle O? Tickets offered online for £70,000 ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The former First Lady is due to talk about her new memoir, ‘Becoming’, at London’s Southbank Centre on December 3. The center holds 2,900 people, but almost 40,000 fans queued up or waited online to snag tickets when they went on sale on Thursday morning.

A 5am wake up time + queuing at the Southbank Centre for the 3 hours (in the cold) + phone support from friends and work colleagues + a praying mother and the good grace of God = 2 TICKETS TO MICHELLE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/DFrK9uuBLH

my number in the Michelle Obama ticket-buying queue at Southbank was 34,109 pic.twitter.com/309UC4kRpK

Tickets were gone within seconds, but the ticket touts at Viagogo.com managed to get their hands on a few. Within minutes, the tickets – originally priced between £30 ($39) and £125 ($163) – were listed for several thousand pounds. One box ticked was available for £72,181 ($94,000), a markup of over 2,400 percent.

Other tickets for the seated event were advertised between £2,000 ($2,600) and £7,500 ($9,800). It is unclear whether Viagogo – which takes a 25 percent cut off all sales – managed to find buyers, as the Southbank Center contacted the site and canceled the tickets.

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