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Scalpers Charge $300 for Letterman

November 23, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here’s a stupid human trick for you: paying $300 for a ticket to David Letterman’s show.

The black market for the usually free tickets is thriving, the New York Post reported Monday.

Scalpers nationwide are charging up to $300 per seat for tickets. The wait is six months to a year for people who write the show or sign up at CBS Web sites.

``There’s not much we can do if people get the tickets and then sell them,″ said the show’s executive producer, Rob Burnett.

The sale of the tickets may not be illegal because they have no face value and aren’t sold by a box office, over which the New York attorney general’s office would have jurisdiction.

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