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London Show Tickets

Post by rickypom » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:33 am

Hi Frank,

The bastards have started already, just minutes after it was sold out.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRANK-TURNER- ... 3cce5217b9

Can the seller be traced and the tickets cancelled?

So many real fans were unable to get tickets.

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Post by Pete » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:38 am

I don't mean to be contrarian, but unfortunately that's supply and demand. I really don't see an issue with it. If people cared so much about touting, they shouldn't use them, then they'd be forced to ditch the tickets cheaply and would stop doing it. Whilst there's still a market there it will continue and in my humble opinion should be allowed to. It's what happens in a free capitalist society, much like people buying buy-to-let property through to buying rare stamps, they speculate to accumulate. It might be seedier and more in your face with tickets but I feel they serve as a valuable secondary marketplace...
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Post by Pete » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:44 am

With that said, I'd say your best bet come Friday, when they go on general sale, is here:

https://www.stargreen.com/catalogsearch ... ank+turner

seems to be the least known one and I've always been able to grab tickets no problem
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Post by Fortunate Son » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:56 am

eBay have just announced that they aren't going to allow the sale of tickets, in favour of trying to grow their Stubhub business.

It's a conundrum, because many artists still want to offer a ticket at a decent price, whereas others will try and fleece people for as much as they can - £95 to see Robbie Williams anyone? Thought not....

Perhaps a quasi-official fan club would allow for either special gigs or for some more controlled distribution.

Nobody has yet figured out how to beat the resale market. However I have often bought tickets from eBay, at or below face value, where regular punters have a spare or are unable to attend for some reason. It's not all touts by any means.

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Re: London Show Tickets

Post by Blonde » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:09 pm

rickypom wrote:Hi Frank,

The bastards have started already, just minutes after it was sold out.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRANK-TURNER- ... 3cce5217b9

Can the seller be traced and the tickets cancelled?

So many real fans were unable to get tickets.
I think what should happen is the seller should be traced and then instead of being sent the Tape Deck Heart copy they are expecting, they get sent a copy of Justin Beiber's album which automatically plays when the package is opened.

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Post by Tomasz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:37 pm

Fortunate Son wrote:eBay have just announced that they aren't going to allow the sale of tickets, in favour of trying to grow their Stubhub business.
That's really annoying, where am I going to sell tickets for shows I can't make now?! The sooner google make an auction platform the better.
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Post by Baudelaire » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Fortunate Son wrote:Nobody has yet figured out how to beat the resale market.
I remember Arctic Monkeys did something a while ago where you needed to present the credit/debit card used to buy the tickets to get in.

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Post by Watergirl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Glastonbury have successfully beat the re-sale market. You need to register beforehand and your passport photo gets printed on the ticket.
I would imagine this is too complicated and expensive for individual gigs though..
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Re: London Show Tickets

Post by frank » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:29 pm

Watergirl wrote:Glastonbury have successfully beat the re-sale market. You need to register beforehand and your passport photo gets printed on the ticket.
I would imagine this is too complicated and expensive for individual gigs though..
yeah the problem with this is that it is insanely expensive. we could do it and double the ticket price but i'm not sure that helps anyone.
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Re: London Show Tickets

Post by helentx » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:18 pm

rickypom wrote:Hi Frank,

The bastards have started already, just minutes after it was sold out.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRANK-TURNER- ... 3cce5217b9

Can the seller be traced and the tickets cancelled?

So many real fans were unable to get tickets.
My random thoughts. Are the bastards just people taking a flyer that they'll be able to get tickets later or do they belong to/associated with an organisation which is pretty damn sure they can get access to tickets? There is nothing to say that these people already have tickets. For the presale they've had to order & pay for a CD in order to get 6 tickets which raises their cost. It seems a bit strange that the offer price is £60 at this stage when more (75% of the capacity) tickets come on sale on Friday. Best advice would be not to buy now & go for the general sale. If disappointed again - wait til the tickets are despatched and buy in Frank's secondary market on twitter or facebook page etc. at face value.

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Re: London Show Tickets

Post by As Good As It Gets » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 am

helentx wrote:
rickypom wrote:Hi Frank,

The bastards have started already, just minutes after it was sold out.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRANK-TURNER- ... 3cce5217b9

Can the seller be traced and the tickets cancelled?

So many real fans were unable to get tickets.
My random thoughts. Are the bastards just people taking a flyer that they'll be able to get tickets later or do they belong to/associated with an organisation which is pretty damn sure they can get access to tickets? There is nothing to say that these people already have tickets. For the presale they've had to order & pay for a CD in order to get 6 tickets which raises their cost. It seems a bit strange that the offer price is £60 at this stage when more (75% of the capacity) tickets come on sale on Friday. Best advice would be not to buy now & go for the general sale. If disappointed again - wait til the tickets are despatched and buy in Frank's secondary market on twitter or facebook page etc. at face value.
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Re: London Show Tickets

Post by marky p » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:04 am

The trouble with the secondary market is that if you do this...
Baudelaire wrote: I remember Arctic Monkeys did something a while ago where you needed to present the credit/debit card used to buy the tickets to get in.
And/or this....
Watergirl wrote:Glastonbury have successfully beat the re-sale market. You need to register beforehand and your passport photo gets printed on the ticket.
Then this will no longer be possible....
helentx wrote:If disappointed again - wait til the tickets are despatched and buy in Frank's secondary market on twitter or facebook page etc. at face value.
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