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Ticket touting
Johns (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 08:40

 
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vicky_c (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 09:00
We did

 
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Yorkie (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 09:30
Weren't/aren't Stubhub a sponsor at Saints after they "left" us?



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Purebob (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 09:50
Viagogo in particular are total @#$%&.



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daktari (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 10:02
Spivs by any other name.

 
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Rich W (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 10:33
Touts is the word- far worse than the bloke who hangs around outside gigs buying and selling a few tickets making a few quid.



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SK 88 (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 12:07
Well personally I think these websites are a good thing, if you have a season ticket and can't make it to a match this is a way to safely and securely sell your ticket on and recoup some of your cost. The vast majority of these sales are likely to actually be at under market prices with sellers looking to cut their losses.

If professional touts are using them to a serious degree then surely the questions to fall on the performers and sports teams that are allowing bulk sales to the touts in the first place?

 
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Tiggs (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 12:13
They are guilty of hiking prices and touting, but not in the case of when they worked with Tigers.



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Yorkie (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 13:02
And don't Tigers now have their own buy back/sell on scheme for unwanted season ticket match tickets?



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SK 88 (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 13:16
Yes but you don't have any control over the price of it, and only if you have a seat. Doesn't work for terrace folk.

Overall the market sets the price for any event like this, and if event organizers want an artificially low price to widen access its the sellers responsibility to ensure tickets make to those people.

Professional touting only works if event organisers bulk sell to the touts.

 
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Tiggrrr (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 13:59
I was under the impression that Tigers had an understanding with the resale company that the tickets could only be marked up by the cost of Admin and postage. I think StubHub had a similar agreement with Man Utd. I looked a couple of times and our tickets were not too badly increased, if however you looked at the England matches, they were marked up substancially.
There is a resale website called Twickets which works at cost plus a small admin fee.

 
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vicky_c (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 14:05
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Yorkie
And don't Tigers now have their own buy back/sell on scheme for unwanted season ticket match tickets?

You can also transfer them to a friend and sort out your own financial arrangements between yourselves

 
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IDLETIMES (IP Logged)
16 November, 2017 14:27
Touts will only work if there is a demand for them, no demand, no touts, if you don't like the price don't pay.

 
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28 November, 2017 19:20

 
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PrestonTiger (IP Logged)
29 November, 2017 22:48
Interestingly, at the opposite end, so to speak... i went to a gig at the O2 a few months ago. The managers/ band had imposed a 'named buyer must be there' policy (and limited sales to 2 or 3 per person). Yiu had to have the reciept fro. Original purchase, with your name on it, and police-state ID.
Whilst i was ok, it caused untold grief for hundreds on the night. Some bought via touts (not much sympathy) some via what were O2 'partner' reselling sites such as stubhub. And so those who bought via such 'offficial of the venue' (but not sanctioned by the band as it transpired) reselling sites... were stuffed and not allowed in.
So whilst I have no time for touts, and dislike the resale sites selling above face value (It allows non fans to profiteer off real fans)and oft thing 'idiots' (with money to burn) paying way way iver the dace value) the sites can themselves be misleading tw@T$. And being web based, how many take screenshots at every click to be able to prove they were never informed at the time of sale.

 
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bg (IP Logged)
29 November, 2017 23:13
If its a chancer at a ground.. a spiv.. trying to make a tenner or 2 then fair play.. but this sounds like organised commercial profiteering


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