Originally Posted by NWIski
I saw an ad on Craigslist in Chicago for someone selling their Epic Season Pass, with a picture of the pass - complete with her name and photo! She said it would be OK as long as you were a young Asian female.
I forwarded the link to Vail Resorts and they told me they handled it.
They probably placed the ad.
I don't know the law, but selling a lift ticket or voucher that you purchased and haven't used yourself for face value or less seems like a very legitimate transaction. If in fact it is illegal in some jurisdictions it's a one sided contract (like the airline ticket you can't change or cancel but the airline can) and is one more example of the big guy screwing the little guy. Of course if it is legal it is still buyer beware as things like that are easy enough to fake, or one could be sold a voucher that's already been used or is expired. Professional sports have gotten wise by getting into the resale business for their season ticket holders--more expensive, especially for non-competitive games and teams but at least you know it's legit.
Couple of items in the Truckee paper from last Fri about 2 different people who paid for vacation rentals they found on Craigslist only to find out on arrival that the perople they paid didn't own the properties.
Then there's the tiny downstairs apartment that the seasonal ski employees renting the upstairs unit for the winter are renting on Air B and B--no parking and several people have been ticketed for parking illegally on the right of way. But the reviews on the Air B and B site are all 5 star (and there are more of them than there have been renters.
Beware the on line economy--makes it easy to buy and sell, but also easy to steal.
Edited by oldgoat - 2/23/16 at 2:51pm