New Way To See Stones

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May 23, 2005

You can find them for $200, $300, even $1000. That's what a pair of Rolling Stones tickets are going for on eBay. But you'll never believe the highest item. It's has a starting bid of $9,999, but you're not getting just a pair of tickets.

"We have 10 tickets, 10 hours of limousine service and that's not just limousine service, that's local limousine service," said Dan Goff who is selling the tickets on eBay.

Goff and his wife use the name "limo_lady" and that's exactly what the buyer will be getting. The site has had many hits, but they are still waiting for their first online bidder.

"All of the bids have been private bids so far," Goff said.

Once sold, Goff is donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

"We feel like the Stones were one of the early proponents for fighting for the right of freedom of expression and the Thomas Jefferson Center fights for the right to not just to write or to assemble, but also to sing or to sculpt," Goff said.

The question is, how much are people willing to pay for tickets?

"Considering the Rolling Stones is one of the best bands of our generation I would pay, me personally over $200 a ticket," Robert McPherson, UVa student said.

Rumors are flying that students bought tickets early with the intention of selling them for profit.