American Horror Story seems so unique and new to me. After 3 ½ season, I’m still excited to watch it each week. I’m not the only one either. As we lined up for the signing, dozens of people were lining up for the ‘standby’ line. The booth workers were spending a lot of energy shooing them away but like flies they just came back.
The reason the booth workers needed to shoo them away was the signing was late. A lot of people were gravitating to the signing line. You start to worry that someone might cut in. You worry the line might get broken up and you are left with empty hands. Naturally all of us were getting grouchy after a long day.
As we waited, people offered to buy or sell their raffle tickets. It happens. One young man was very willing to sell but had no takers. I mentioned if he dropped his price and he might make some money. He forcefully told me I didn’t have a clue about scalping and he did this for a living.
I could see that he did make a living the way he did it. Barely. I could also see him making more money long term by lowering his price. At the end of it all, he sold one ticket for a smaller amount than he wanted but if he sold at the price I suggested, he could have sold both tickets and made more money.