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Last week Justin Bieber's fans sold out his entire North American tour in under an hour (that's an average of 1,000 tix a second). Beliebers indeed. If you're asking how this is even possible, you aren't alone. NPR talked to concert industry expert Gary Bongiovanni, who said, as Jim puts it,“the game is rigged.”Once the scalpers, fans clubs, credit card companies and radio stations have gotten their cut of the tickets (whether through pre-sale or, in the case of scalpers, by using bot programs to "cut the line"), less than half of the stated number of tickets actually go on sale to the public. If you're wondering why you can't get tickets to your favorite act, this is why.

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