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    Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

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    papa_umau
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    Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:10 pm

    Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts.

    The sites, which allow you to offload unwanted tickets, have frequently been exploited by so-called "professional sellers" who hike up the prices.

    "We know that fans are tired of seeing others snap up tickets just to resell for a profit on secondary websites, so we have taken action," said Andrew Parsons, head of Ticketmaster UK.

    The sites will be shut down by October.

    Read more on this happy bit of news from The BBC HERE




    Well that is a good start I suppose, but I think that it will take much more action by the government watchdogs to completely clear out this problem.

    What say you ?


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    Re: Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:02 pm

    That is a step in the right direction I suppose, but these touts would have nowhere to get their briefs from if ALL of the secondary sellers were banned, including Viagogo.
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    Re: Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 12:32 pm

    Yes, especially Viagogo, as once again we saw yesterday that briefs which were no longer available for the last RunRig concerts from the original sellers were easily available at ten time the face value from Viagogo.

    The trouble is that fans of RunRig will be liable to pay this money for the very last concerts from this band.


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    Re: Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 12:12 pm

    Yes, that is how these touts survive; they can always depend on fans being prepared to pay over the odds to see their favourite bands.

    And here is what a government minister has to say about Viagogo: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44299981
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    Re: Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 1:33 pm

    Yes, but will they do anything to tighten up this odious trade ?


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