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Democratic National Convention Tickets on Craigslist for as Much as $500

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The view from the the top of the Arena.Riccardo Savi — Sipa USA/AP

Security is tight at the Democratic National Convention, but there is still a way to get in without being a delegate, donor, or member of the media. You’ll just have to reach into your wallet.

Credentials to enter the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia are currently available for purchase via Craigslist, according to a Fortune review of the online marketplace.

For example, one seller is offering a pair of delegate floor passes to Thursday night’s speeches — including Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech — for $1,000. Plus, you’ll even get access to a DNC-related Lady Gaga concert in nearby Camden, New Jersey.

Another seller is offering three credentials for $675 total, while the low mark is this offer of a single pass for $200.

Media credentials at both the DNC and RNC have been paired with photo identification tags that come via the Secret Service. But the vast majority of attendees do not have photographs on their credentials, with security scanning a bar code to make sure that the passes are valid. So, just about anyone with a valid credential can access the convention (albeit after going through metal detectors), even if that person is not actually supposed to be here. Moreover, the credentials themselves do not have transfer restrictions written on them, although there might have been such language in documentation previously given to delegates and staff.

Fortune has asked DNC organizers for comment, but have not yet heard back. It also is unclear if the offered credentials are legitimate.