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It sucks for us but I say it's just a job in reality. It's a good bit of work and essentially they are retail businesses at this point. As long as they are paying their taxes and doing everything according to local law there's not much anyone can do. If they are smart, they'd just get business licenses and that makes them untouchable. There's no use crying about it. It is what it is.
If you vehemently hate scalpers, just hope they get burned with inventory when supply makes a surprise jump that pushes the prices down quickly. It's happened a lot, look at toilet paper for God's sake. It's been going on for decades - it just had a different face back then.
You can't get a business license for scalping... and no they are not paying taxes on reselling, because it is person to person transaction.
Scalpers are scum and deserve to loose their fingers, even a 12 year old knows how to scalp but doesn't because they know they can loose their fingers if you anger enough people. So they don't do it....
This guy is in hiding, because he knows his life is on the line.