Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Resellers Looking to Cash in on Tickets to See Barack Obama Speech in Montreal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Resellers Looking to Cash in on Tickets to See Barack Obama Speech in Montreal

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Resellers looking to cash in on Obama tickets

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MONTREAL - Tickets to see former U.S. president Barack Obama in Montreal went like hot cakes over the weekend.

Now, it seems that resellers are also trying to cash in, seeking up to $568 (US$417) per ticket.

The June 6 event is organized by the Montreal Board of Trade, which secured the presence of the ex-president for a speech at the Palais des congres convention centre.

Members of the board were able to buy tickets Friday and tickets were made available to the public on Saturday, ranging in price from $57 to $373.

The tickets that remained following the pre-sale sold out in 15 minutes.

There was a limit of 10 tickets per person for those who bought it during the public sale, but the board did not disclose how many tickets its members could buy. …

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