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Touts sell tickets for Michelle Obama's UK event at Rs 66,500

November 08, 2018 21:06

Dozens of tickets to see Michelle Obama speak at Londons Royal Festival Hall have been snapped up by touts and are already on sale for more than 70,000 on the controversial ticket resale website Viagogo.

Minutes after the phone lines opened for seats at a talk by the former first lady, Viagogo based in Switzerland was already offering seats for more than 570 times face value.

While the price for the event of between 30 (Rs 2,800) and 125 (Rs 11,800), the most expensive ticket listed on Viagogo at time of writing was 72,181 (Rs 66,500) for a box seat.

The event involves Obama talking about her highly anticipated new memoir, Becoming, with the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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