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Old 05-04-2002, 10:52 AM   #1
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CRT PS and FastPasses on e-Bay???

I was searching e-Bay to see if the person selling the CRT PS might be a scalper (like, if they had several other PS's, which they didn't), when I ran across an auction for 4 Test Track FastPasses. The seller claims that they never expire, but that's not what I recall from my last trip to WDW. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] I'm not thinking of bidding, but I thought some unsuspecting soul might and I wondered if this was a legit claim.

If someone here would like to check it out, the link is:

If there are a limited number of FastPasses issued per day, how could they not expire?
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Now, why would you buy something they give away for free on any given day at the parks????
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Beats me!! All I can think is someone might prefer to blow $20 or more to avoid back-tracking -- waste of money, IMHO. More dollars than sense. That, or some people might not know FP's are free (never read a guidebook or
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Re: CRT PS and FastPasses on e-Bay???

Same for the person who bought the CRT PS--he/she paid for the PS, but still has to pay for the meal. Go figure. $56.00 before you even enter the place.
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I know since we are going to DL next week in with our tickets they give you each a fastpass that never expires. It is good for any ride tht has a fast pass but must be relinquished at the time you use it.
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Re: CRT PS and FastPasses on e-Bay???

I actually emailed WDW about the selling of PS's on ebay (check out the similar thread on Feasting and Snacking) and they said that they were aware of the auctioning and were doing something about it.

I don't know what's worse, people selling PS's and FastPasses or people buying them!!!
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I am absolutely stunned at what people will attempt to sell. Only to be topped at what people will try and buy. Bottom line is, it's a vacation, in which one should try and enjoy oneself. If you aren't enjoying yourself in the process of the moment, I don't think any amount of money will be able to buy the happiness you are searching for.

Thanks for listening. I've said my peace.
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Totally disgusting that it's come to this.
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Seems to me like these individuals don't have the true Disney spirit. Not only that but the CRT people are taking legitime PS times away from people who will use them for personal enjoyment. What a sad sad comentary on the state of human nature today.

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