This Guy Is Trying To Sell A WWDC 2012 Ticket On eBay

This Guy Is Trying To Sell A WWDC 2012 Ticket On eBay

Secondhand WWDC ticket for nearly $3,000? Not happening.

WWDC 2012 is already like the VIP party everyone wishes they were special enough to attend. After selling out this morning in just two hours, every spot has already been taken by those who got to register before it was too late. If you missed the window of opportunity, you’re out of luck. No admission. We especially feel bad for you developers on the west coast.

One dev thought it would be a good idea to put his extra WWDC passĀ up on eBay. The current bid sits at $2,850. What this eBay seller sadly failed to realize is that you can’t actually resell a WWDC ticket.

Admission to WWDC costs $1,600 from Apple. The seller clearly wants to make a little profit off of having an extra ticket to the hottest show around.

I purchased this ticket in fear of it selling out (which it did in 2 hours this year!), but my company purchased one for me as well, so I have an extra for anyone interested. Upon completion of auction/payment, I will send the activation link received in the e-mail pictured so that the buyer can activate their ticket using their Apple Developer account.

This doesn’t quite top the Craiglist poster who is offering to legally change his name for a WWDC ticket, but it’s still pretty sad. While Apple does let you transfer tickets to other members of your registered enterprise account, you can’t just turn around and resell a ticket willy-nilly. Apple says that, “Tickets (including activation codes) may not be sold, resold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way.” Each ticket must be activated with the same registered developer account you used to buy the ticket, so an eBay-style resell does not work. This guy obviously has no clue what he’s doing. It’s either stupidity, or he’s actually clever and plans to dupe some poor soul out of a few thousand dollars.

What’s even sadder is that 13 bids have already been placed on this guy’s ticket, but none of the bidders will ever be able to actually get into the Moscone CenterĀ come June 11th.

And remember kids, resorting to identify theft is never the answer.

  • Esteban Morales

    Someone’s about to get it’s developer account from Apple rejected. Apple has no tolerance for this sort of behavior from developpers.

  • HiImAGeek

    “Restoring” to identity theft? o_0

  • ApplePr0n

    Ouch, I feel like this is the last thing he should have done with this ticket haha

  • CocoaClimber

    The only thing this guy can do is to ask for 2 jackets or whatever they are going to give at registration.

  • Alex McCarrier

    Not true — I bought my ticket with one account and activated it with another. On accident. (I bought on personal computer, activated on work computer logged in under my team agent account). So now I’m going through the torturous wait while apple transfers it to my other account, so I can transfer it to the account I actually purchased it with.

    So it’s feasible as long as the user hasn’t activated the ticket yet. Once it’s activated though you are stuck with it.

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