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Scalper buys $650 of 'The Interview' tickets, now wants refund

An Ohio man thought he was being clever by buying up a block of tickets for the infamous movie. Then Sony decided to put it online.

By December 29, 2014


The Citroen DS3 Cabriolet mixes old with new

We all know the Citroen DS3 is a very good car, it was a runaway hit when it was launched, taking on BMW's sainted Mini and holding its own. The convertible version has hit showrooms, and it borrows more than just a name from Citroen's past.

By January 17, 2014


Apple requiring Apple ID for genius bar reservations

If you want to make an appointment at an Apple Store, you now have to use a valid Apple ID.

By October 3, 2013


The 404 1,184: Where we'll kick you apart (podcast)

It's our last show before we're off for a few weeks, but we'll post a few special Yuletide episodes of The 404 to keep you company during the holidays. On today's episode, we'll talk about ads coming to Instagram, how to stop the sale of scalped tickets, and the most awesomely useless 3D-printed object ever.

By December 14, 2012


iPhone 4S sales resume online in China, shipments by March 2

Ater implementing a lottery system for ordering the iPhone 4S, Apple's online store has resumed selling the device online and will ship by March 2.

By February 3, 2012


Online scalping's next territory: High-end restaurants?

New York start-up gets buzz by providing a marketplace for restaurant reservations. But if the hospitality industry has anything to say about it, it won't become the norm.

By January 15, 2008


How to buy World Series tix online and not get ripped off (FAQ)

With all seven games sold out, the only way to buy tickets safely is to go online. You'll pay a huge premium, but at least you won't get turned away. Here's how to be careful.

By October 28, 2010


Ticketmaster adds actual prices, return policy

Ticketmaster (owned by Live Nation) is making some big changes in an attempt to overcome a tough concert season.

By August 23, 2010


Live Nation hopes to sell higher-priced tickets

CEO Michael Rapino reportedly admits Live Nation is hoping to convince artists to charge more money for good concert seats, rather than letting scalpers take the difference.

By May 12, 2010


Game store employees explain Wii scalping business

Employees at game store Slackers explain how they falsely claimed to be out of stock of Nintendo Wiis, then sold them at a higher markup on eBay.

By December 22, 2007