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Fans Get Surprise Super Bowl Ticket Refunds, Can't Attend the Big Game

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Some tickets were refunded because they had been sold to higher bidders. Some tickets were refunded because they had been sold to higher bidders.
KENNEWICK, WA- Some local Seahawk fans got some heartbreaking news after they made their way to Arizona for the Super Bowl and were refunded tickets.

These fans found out Friday that the tickets they bought last week have been refunded.

The four guys, all from Washington, bought their tickets online from The Ticket Guys on E-Bay for $2,150 each.

Once they got to Arizona they received emails saying all their money had been refunded with an additional $1,000.

They found out their tickets were sold to someone else for more.

Belinda Simiano said her boyfriend and his friends have been saving up all year and now they feel ripped off.

"It's just more heartbreaking to see them crush dreams of people that are buying tickets and they show up and they have nothing," said Simiano.

One of her boyfriend's friends who also lost out on a chance to attend the Super Bowl felt like it was not fair.

"The amount of people that came from Washington that didn't have $7,000 plus dollars for one ticket, got screwed out of a ticket.  Me and my friends are some of the few that lost out," said Ryan Hopperstad.

Lately, too many brokers sold tickets they did not even have yet and it is part of a practice called “short selling.”

There were reports that hundreds of people had the same problems after they purchased tickets and received refunds.
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