You might have heard of people selling off their old clothes, furniture, used pacifiers, etc. on Carousell, Facebook and Ebay but have you heard of people reselling movie tickets? Of course you have, but I doubt it’s to this proportion.
Avengers: Endgame is the conclusion to the beloved Avengers series and the penultimate film to detail the lives of our favourite Marvel heroes Ironman, Captain America, The Hulk, and Black Widow. So naturally, fans are highly-anticipating this movie to the point where they need to watch it as soon as it premieres.
To top it off, Marvel fans are notorious for spoiling the movies on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook out of pure excitement (and masochism). With all this said, it’s not as surprising to see the sheer desperation of fans when it comes to buying tickets.
One completely delusional and exploitative user on Carousell is reselling Avengers: Endgame tickets at a mind-boggling RM700. For reference, movie tickets usually cost from RM20-25. That means the user is selling it for *pulls out calculator* 28 times more than the original price. Madness!
This behaviour is absolutely parasitical and in my opinion, should be met with repercussions. Not only is it exploiting fans but it is harming the art of consuming cinema. It must dampen the momentum and excitement when you have to pay such an exorbitant amount just to watch a movie in a cinema packed with anxious fans.
But I digress. Take this as a reminder: Don’t ever pay the same amount you would for a tropical vacation on movie tickets. Not even if it’s for the Avengers.