Scalpers Do 'Star Wars'

It may be too late to get opening-night tickets to “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” at your local cineplex, but they are up for grabs on such Internet auction sites as eBay — and in some places they are going cheap. Although sellers are asking up to $600 for a pair of tickets in key locations like Anaheim, Ca., and $200 in New York City (the city’s Post says tickets could go as high as $1,000 per), the prices vary greatly in other areas: $36 in San Diego; $15.50 in Orlando, Fla.; and $6 in Edwardsville, Ill. On eBay, one pair of tickets in Long Beach, Ca., is currently going for 50 cents. In some cases, the sellers even promise to deliver.

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