New Arena Thread: Rogers Place? Yawn...
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05-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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What you don't seem to grasp is that Katz, as supplier of the product, is 100% entitled to recover as much of the consumer surplus you keep referencing as he can. The fact that he hasn't yet is an act of charity in itself. It has no bearing whatsoever on who the ticket tax is being borne by.
Ask yourself this: who has the choice to avoid paying the ticket tax? Potential ticket buyers or Katz?
Whatever he charges will be less because of the ticket tax.
I made a clear distinction around 3 pages ago that I can at least see that argument in the context of games involving the Oilers and understand that by being owner of them he could make reasonable argument for retaining those rights.
But how about all the majority of events at the new arena? Katz is not the supplier of that product? What about that product?
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