Although I don't condone purchasing tickets through a ticket scalper, sometimes you feel like you're left with no other option. You find some dude with tickets, start negotiation a price. Naturally, the tickets the scalper are going to be outrageously priced. Here's a way to get them back to a comfortable price.

Just like you may use a friend to booth eBay sales, use a friend to decrease scalped ticket sales. Have him flank in mid-negotiations and start bringing the price lower and lower.

Enjoy the show or game or whatever you just got tickets for!