How much is a free ticket worth to see LeBron?

AKRON -- It sounds like a trick question: How much are you willing to pay for a "free" ticket to LeBron's homecoming party? It is a question many are struggling with after spending hours trying to get a ticket Monday morning.

Vince Slomsky was glued to his computer. He logged into Ticketmaster and waited.

"So I wait and wait and wait," smiled Vince.

A couple of hours passed.

"I finally get in and I'm like yes," he said.

But then he got booted off the system.

"I'm like no," said Vince as he put his hands on his head. "It placed me back in line to start the whole process over again."

After hours of trying, Vince is ticket-less and he's not the only disappointed fan.

"I didn't even get in," said Grant Hoskinson, who tried relentlessly to be a part of history.

"It kept going and going and I let it go for a couple of hours and still nothing," he said. Grant's 4 year old daughter Olivia is brokenhearted.

"We are sad because we wanted to give LeBron a high five," said Olivia as she sat in her dad's arms.

The Ticketmaster site now says, "This item currently does not have available tickets for purchase."

But other sites do.

On Craigslist, that once free ticket can now cost you $50 or how about $150?

eBay isn't much better at $89 or $100.

It's all illegal, maybe just not ethical to some.

"I'm not looking forward to paying that much," said Grant.

"It's unfortunate that people take advantage of getting free tickets and turning around and not making a little profit but a huge profit on it," said Vince.

So LeBron, if you're reading this, you have a high five waiting from a little fan with big hope of coming to see you!

The City of Akron is working to make a small amount of tickets available. They haven't said how many or when it could happen.

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