Internet marketplace eBay has been fined for listing NRL Grand Final tickets at inflated prices allegedly in breach of NSW laws.
eBay fined for NRL Grand Final scalping
E-commerce giant eBay has been slapped with fines for alleged breaches of scalping laws after it listed tickets to Sunday’s sold-out NRL Grand Final on the platform.
NSW Fair Trading said on Friday it had issued eBay with “multiple Penalty Infringement Notices as a result of NRL Grand Final tickets appearing on the platform” in contravention of state ticket scalping laws.
Commissioner Natasha Mann said officers from the agency attended eBay’s Sydney offices and issued the penalty notices for grand final tickets being advertised contrary to regulations.
Under state laws, companies found breaching ticket reselling laws can be fined up to $110,000, while individuals can be fined up to $22,000.