Arts & Entertainment

Mannheim Steamroller scalpers on the prowl

Buyers beware: If you are still planning on purchasing tickets for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concert Dec. 21 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, watch out for scalpers.

Scalpers are attempting to sell Mannheim tickets from $104 to $738, said Jude Strode, a spokeswoman for the Toyota Center.

"If you google Toyota Center tickets, there are two or three websites that pop up before the official Toyota Center or TicketMaster sites," Strode said. "The scalper sites look just like a legitimate site with seating charts.

"People are looking at these prices and choosing to go no further because of the outrageously priced tickets."

Strode said tickets to the Mannheim show are selling fast, but there are still tickets left to buy. They are from $55 to $65 plus services charges if purchased through Ticketmaster.

Perhaps the safest way to buy tickets to the Mannheim show is through the Toyota Center box office, which also saves on service charges.