after reading on the legality of scalping. places like stub have (supposedly) permission to sell their tickets above face value as the law suggests. but dont take my word for it. here is the actual law:
14/06: Michigan Ticket Scalping
In Michigan, selling tickets for more than their face value a.k.a. scalping, is a misdemeanor (90-days / $100 fine). See MCL 750.465(6). If people / entities are getting away with scalping tickets then it is because either the law just isn't being enforced in that particular county, or they have found the loophole and are exercising
a legal exception to the law. Under MCL 750.465(2) if the resale is being done with the written permission of the owner, lessee, operator, or manager of the theater, circus, athletic grounds, or place of public entertainment or amusement where the event occurs, then the sales can be made at locations other than the box office where the event occurs. The owner, lessee, operator, or manager must have knowledge and provide written permission to charge in excess of the box office price. Commercial entities like Stub Hub at stubhub.com must have permission lest they subject the business to unnecessary risk. Persons who make sales on Ebay are likewise taking quite a risk and are probably not aware that what they are doing is illegal in Michigan and many other states.