SEPTA Papal Pass Winners Reselling Tickets Online
Winners of SEPTA’s “Pope Pass” lottery were notified just a day ago, on Thursday, that they could purchase their passes in order to use the train when the Pope comes to town in September.
Now, without even possessing the papal passes, people looking to make a profit are posting them to Internet auction sites like Ebay and Craigslist, CBS Philly reports. Winners can purchase up to ten passes for each of Saturday and Sunday, the network adds.
In a Craigslist posting that CBS Philly found Thursday evening, a man who claimed to possess 30 tickets was selling them for $35 apiece, a $25 profit margin over SEPTA’s price of $10 per pass.
SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger said that passes are being mailed to the buyer’s address, and that from the time of purchase to when the passes are mailed, the process could take two-four weeks.
She could not yet confirm whether passes could be tracked to the original buyer.