at every moz concert-at least in the UK- there are enough morrissey fans selling their tixs on face value on here,AYNIM,Facebook or even at the arena or sites like
[B]http://www.payfacevalue.co.uk/[/B] ..nearer the date
if you insist buying from a tout cause you cant wait til the date comes nearer dont buy too early, meaning this month,when the touts see that nobody buys at their expensive prices, they go lower
Like a second Sunday at the Arena "due to overwhelming public demand"? Personally, I'm amazed that he's sold out this show this quickly, if that is actually the case. I still think the best tickets will pop up soon via TicketBastard's various rackets, Official Platinum Tickets, etc, etc. It's just tarted up touting. And it stinks. 'Market forces' my sweet arse...
This is a nice idea but life isn't like this apparently click on music to find no tickets available for any one anywhere.
I would encourage anyone that has missed out, to contact your local MP and complain bitterly about this "Legalised Ticket Touting" Scam.
They claim to be genuine fans selling tickets, what genuine fan sells a ticket five minutes after they go on general sale.
It is organised crime in my opinion, what is the point in having a face value on the ticket.
Ticketmaster supply you a link, buy tickets from Getmein, a ticket costing £45 suddenly increases to £105, but it is OK, it is genuine fans selling tickets they no longer need.......
Rant over, I know you may feel it is a waste of time involving the politicians, but unless we start filling the inbox with e-mails about this scam, nothing will improve.
It's kinda funny to hear people bitching about the price of the tickets. Because illegal file-sharing is pretty much ubiquitous now, there's little money to be made from CD sales and legal downloads anymore (relative to previous profit-margins). The spiraling price of gig tickets is largely a consequence of that. It's a situation created by the fans, themselves. You can't have it both ways.
George Michael's living from hand to mouth is he?
It's pure greed.
Records don't sell anymore cos most of them are pish - fact!
Theres something funny about the sales of tickets for this gig. I get the feeling it is being managed in some way, perhaps to generate interest/hype. There's only 36 entries on ebay for standing tickets which is pretty low. Even in Manchester Moz is not the draw he was last time at the MEN - that was the main event. As others have mentioned its clearly not a clean sale of tickets to fans. I smell fish
Managed to get a couple of seating tickets. Ideally wanted standing - some venues you can get onto the floor regardless of what ticket you have, not sure about the bigger venues though, does anyone know if MEN is like this?
I tried to buy seats yesterday at 9am from Ticketmaster, See, etc. F5 F5 from 8:55am. As soon as the tickets went live, all you could get, on all the sites, were seats at the back of the arena. I tried to get 4 in block 114, which is a middle block, but it told me that there was not enough availability. Sound familiar? So my options were Block 113 or the blocks right at the back, or the upper tier.
I remembered those secondary sites, checked out Viagogo & Let Me In, and that's where all the tickets were on sale for the closest blocks, 115 & 102. They advertise prices at £78 or so, but then they add their own booking fee on top, plus VAT, plus courier charges, and it ends up being £95 for a ticket.
I've joined the forum to see what anybody else thinks about this situation, and I couldn't believe it when I found this thread:
So tickets in the closest blocks were actually on sale before Friday (April 23rd) at an already hiked up price.
Is this illegal?
I watched the Dispatches programme, and yesterday I wrote to both Sharon Hodgson MP and my local MP to complain about these secondary ticket agencies.
I understand that ticket sales are the only way musicians make their money these days because of file sharing. That's why tickets cost so much these days. That's fair enough.
I also accept that there will be a secondary ticket market, where touts will sell tickets for more than face value - that's always been the case.
What I object to, is that genuine fans are being denied the chance of buying tickets close to the stage. They are being sold to Viagogo & Let Me In directly from the promoters, before they go on sale to the general public!
So if you want to go to the gig and sit in the best seats, you have no option but to pay at least twice face value.
just wondering if you guys could help me. My friend and i were supposed to be going to this gig together. unfortunately ticketmaster messed up and wouldnt accept her name so i've now ended up with a ticket and no one to go with. Although i could go on my own it just wouldnt be the same for me, so does anyone know how to exchange 'ticketless tickets'? i cant just sell it because the person would need my debit card, and there seems to be no 'ticketexchange system' for this particular gig. Any help would be greatly appreciated!