Bogus. Woman Shells Out $22,000 For Scam SATC Premier

May 27, 2008 • Fashion

Ella Sherman

Wow. This has got to sting more than the credit card bill for a Manolo shopping spree! A poor woman shelled some $22,000 ($19,000 for the tickets) for a "Sex and the City" movie premier package sold on Ebay and got totally duped. (I remember blogging about this!)

Ella Sherman, an admitted fanatic of the former HBO show, flew to New York from her home in Singapore to see the movie spinoff’s premiere tonight in Manhattan and attend the tony after-party. Sherman, a businesswoman originally from London, hoped to hobnob with
the stars and planned to write about her adventures for a
leading Asian magazine.

She forked over $19,000 via the Web auction site eBay on April 7 for a
"Sex" package peddled by budding online travel business Destination on
Location. The trip was supposed to include five nights at either the ritzy Plaza
Athenee or Alex hotel, a ticket to the premiere and after-party,
shopping sprees at "Sex" staples such as Jimmy Choo and Patricia Field
boutiques, and downtime at the exclusive Soho House, a members-only

So Sherman forked over her savings. Several days later, the travel
company wrote to tell her they could no longer offer tickets to the
premiere and after-party. She has had to fork over another $3,000 for a hotel and plane tickets. Now she fears her money is gone forever.

Joanne Konstantinakos, one of the partners in Destination, said she hasn’t paid back the money to Sherman because the travel company was the victim of a fraudulent seller. Shame, shame, shame!

A rep for New Line said they will give Sherman a free ticket to the Radio City premiere tonight – but Sherman is sill bummed. "It was the after-party that was the big thing for me," she said.

Read the entire article here.

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