While i can agree on alot of what you say above, the Devils are not going to enforce this policy, either. It's a deterant/threat same as the state law. The time and effort to go after individual STH requires manpower and time. Not to mention revoking accounts and the team losing $ from the "big fish" like club and suite holders. When you're the Devils, you don't go around revoking STH accounts. While i can agree it's within reason to question the ethics of it all, it's really spitting in the wind.
One thing about taking someone to court over this. While it's certainly an option, the cost to do so is not worth it. You'd be doing it to prove a point that will cost you much more then the ticket and if you've got that kind of money to go this route then you probably 1) wouldn't be buying the ticket and caring about someones profits or laws or 2) affording to be a STH in the first place and not worrying about it.
Once the Devils release the tickets, they're not liable for what any single person does w/ that ticket and obviously they're not going to go after a paying customer unless that customer is doing something that directly harms the team like counterfeiting the tickets and selling them multiple times. The Devils are out of the picture once the tickets are released.
Let me give you an example. John has 4 tickets to the draft and is selling them for $100 a piece. There are sales right now that this is the exact cost. Barry goes and buys these 4 tickets not knowing what they're really worth or what the draft is about and just wants to go because its a rare event and he wants to experience it with his friends. They go and have a miserable time. Barry then calls the lawyer in the phone book advertising "pay nothing unless you win". He takes John to court and John has no defense. He sold the tickets knowing they had a stated "no resale value". This case is going to be over in 10 minutes. John will owe $400 AND the court fees. Then Barry's lawyer is going to take a portion of that $400, but Barry is not going to come away empty handed. Your claim about court is not feasible unless the value is at a certain level. A $400 small claim is going to reap a return. The higher the price paid, the more of a chance that is to happen and a $400 small claim in NJ is certainly going to bring a take home reward for the plaintiff. The defendent will be saddled with the court costs and sometimes even the lawyer's fees if the "rip off" is egregious enough. It's pretty much gotta get past $200 for it to mean anything, but some of these draft ticket sales could potentially bring that down on the seller.
I'm not talking about the guy selling a pair of tickets for $50 bucks. The only reason the law and court crap was brought up was the fleecers are potentially going to lose money if they get a customer who feels slighted and the draft is absolutely an event where some people will feel they did not get their money's worth if they paid a relatively high amount for what are legally free tickets. The STH contract does not place a value on the draft tickets. They're complimentary and a gift for joining that group.
Edited by ghdi, 22 June 2013 - 12:41 AM.