Got scammed by someone trolling this board...be careful
Even when I buy tickets right before the game, I make them walk to the gate with me to make sure it isnt a fake.
We've done this ... as the SELLER. This baseball season, we bought 2 print at home tickets (we were buying and keeping the ones we needed as we needed 5). We got what we wanted and then sold the other 2 print at home to a dad and son for face value. I actually went to the gate with them to make sure that they scanned ... dad seemed appreciative. And I was happy to do it.
I applaud you 1,000 %.
I have done that also, but for a football game - Florida '07 !!
I had two extra tickets right next to me and my buddy's seats, and I actually looked for the saddest looking father and son with their fingers in the air that I could find - and sold them for face value. Of course because they were right next to us, we HAD to walk to the ticket takers together :)
Boy were they happy !!!