‘The Interview’ Scalping Plan Backfires: Man Wants His $650 Back

Fool deserves to lose his shirt, frankly.
Great news! 🙂

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D’Oh! (Hat tip.)

A scalper’s scheme went awry when Sony decided to also make The Interview available online as well as in the theaters that would agree to take it on short notice after an initial cancellation. A Cincinnati-area man named Jason Best thought he could make some money re-selling tickets to The Interview when he heard it was playing at the Esquire Theater in Clifton, Ohio, the only location in the region carrying the controversial film after its release was reinstated early last week. Best spent $650 on 50 tickets, $13 each plus service fees, according to Cincinnati TV station WCPO.

The only problem? Distributor Sony subsequently also made deals to offer the film online through a number of online outlets (Sony just announced the film generated more than $15 million in four days on those outlets). And online rentals on those sites cost less than half the theater…

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