Online auctions cancelled for inauguration tickets

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A senator in charge of President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony said eBay and Craigslist have agreed to stop scalpers from selling inauguration tickets.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had been asking companies to remove listings for tickets costing up to $2,000 each. It’s not illegal to sell them, but inauguration tickets that people get from members of Congress are supposed to be free.

Schumer’s office announced Thursday that eBay and Craigslist agreed to cancel the listings. The office said the StubHub website had already refused to sell Inaugural tickets.

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