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Old 11-19-11, 02:13 PM
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help with selling concert tickets

i have tickets to a concert that i can no longer goto...

however i had them emailed to me (ticketmaster) and i already printed them out awhile ago.

if i sell them on craigslist/ebay/stubhub/etc, can i still email the tickets to them and just destroy the ones i printed out? will they still work for whoever buys them?

if multiple copies are printed, is it just the first one scanned that is valid making all other ones useless? if so how can i prove to potential buyers than they will be getting legit tickets?
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Old 11-19-11, 02:35 PM
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People sell pdf tickets on those sites all the time. Of course you can print multiple copies of the pdf. I believe at most venues if multiple people show up with the same ticket, the person whose name is on the ticket gets in. You are bound to the ticket selling sites rules. If you don't honor them, you will be liable for the price of the tickets + penalties.
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Old 11-19-11, 03:05 PM
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You can't really prove to a buyer that they're getting a legit ticket with a pdf. It's a crapshoot, and one that I often pass on for the simple reason that any asshole can print 100 copies, rip people off and vanish.
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Old 11-19-11, 08:38 PM
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Re: help with selling concert tickets

anyone have suggestions for best place to sell tickets?

craigs list, ebay, stubub or other?
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Old 11-19-11, 08:41 PM
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On StubHub you are required to provide a credit card so that if the person has any issues using the tickets, they charge you.
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Old 11-19-11, 09:01 PM
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what if they lie about it? go to the concert, then file a claim it didnt work and charge me back?
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Old 11-19-11, 11:48 PM
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This guy has hooked me up in the past.

Seriously, it's always a risk when you try to resale tickets. I've had success on Ebay and Stubhub buying and selling tickets before, so that's the route that I'd recommend based on experience. Craigslist sounds like a good idea, but it is a crapshoot. There's always that fear that you're selling to someone who has all intentions of legitimately wanting the tickets to actually see the concert, but in truth they just want to screw you over in one of the ways mentioned above.

I always get hard tickets for every show that I see just in case there's the unlikely event that I can't go. Most buyers seem to trust sellers that offer real tickets and not pdfs. Even though real tickets can be forged as well, but obviously not as easily as pdfs. I don't blame potential buyers of being wary of something like a pdf. You never know if it's truly legit until it's scanned at the venue.
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what if they lie about it? go to the concert, then file a claim it didnt work and charge me back?
I dunno. Call stubhub and ask. You could try to contact ticketmaster and see if you can pay a small fee to switch to hard tickets, too.
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Old 11-20-11, 09:24 PM
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I'll give you $10 for them.
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Old 11-21-11, 03:40 PM
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i think ticketmaster lets you resell them right from their site or one of their 2nd market ticket sale sites . have you tried that?
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I sold some Bruce Springsteen tickets I got a couple years ago on Ebay and I got 2X the price I paid.
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Old 11-21-11, 03:53 PM
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I sold some tickets on Craigslist last year.

I had originally bought them online and printed the tickets from the email. Since I thought that'd put a buyer off, I called Ticketmaster and they changed my order from the email tickets to "real" tickets. I just had to stop off at one of their authorized vendors, which happened to be the grocery store right by my house, to pick them up.
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what if they lie about it? go to the concert, then file a claim it didnt work and charge me back?
What if they go to the concert and the tickets don't work. Then they would be out everything they spent going to the show(except for those tickets). Just as much risk on their end. I've bought plenty off of Stubhub, both hard tickets and print, but never sold. I think it's not a bad way to go.
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Old 11-21-11, 05:49 PM
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I sold some Bruce Springsteen tickets I got a couple years ago on Ebay and I got 2X the price I paid.
I heard tickets were selling for below face value at a lot of venues on the last couple Springsteen tours.
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Re: help with selling concert tickets

Looking to surprise my wife with some Trevor Noah tickets. Is it even possible to buy digital tickets on Craigslist and not get scammed?
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Looking to surprise my wife with some Trevor Noah tickets. Is it even possible to buy digital tickets on Craigslist and not get scammed?

StubHub is your best bet.
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Yes. You may be raped though.
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StubHub is your best bet.
Slim pickings there, can you please say more?

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...Can... can you not say more?
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Old 01-27-19, 11:21 PM
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You can also try Ticketmaster/LiveNations "premium" service - I forget what it's called but you'll be paying a premium on those tickets. StubHub may also be pricey at times but they're 100% legit. You're basically buying the E-Ticket equivalent.

I would not trust Craiglist. Yes, you can still get tickets through them but it's less secure. IMO
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Old 01-28-19, 06:30 AM
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Do not buy tickets off of Craigslist. I've sold on there before (never bought), but I wouldn't advise it.

Look at the Facebook event and see if anyone is selling.

Which show are you looking at?

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I'd go with eBay over Craigslist.
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Old 01-28-19, 12:47 PM
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Looking at Trevor Noah on Feb. 9 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, thanks. Tickets are still available, but a few people on Craigslist can't go anymore and are selling good seats at face value. Are you all basically saying it's too risky, that I'd be scammed?
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Looking at Trevor Noah on Feb. 9 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, thanks. Tickets are still available, but a few people on Craigslist can't go anymore and are selling good seats at face value. Are you all basically saying it's too risky, that I'd be scammed?
There are still a bunch of good looking seats left on Ticketmaster in Section 104/116. It is side view, but it's a comedian. One person on stage. I can't imagine things would be cut off.

If doing CL, I would only send via PayPal with a CC so it is insured if it goes bad. No friends and family or anything like that. Make sure they use Ticketmaster to transfer into your account that way you know they are legit, not resold, etc. Don't just get emailed PDFs. I would ask to call them and be on the phone while you do the transaction.

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Yes. You may be raped though.
Wow, comedians are getting really edgy these days!
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Old 01-28-19, 03:26 PM
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I've been using Seatgeek for resale tickets. I believe they aggregate deals from different sites. YMMV, but it's worth taking a look.

https://seatgeek.com/trevor-noah-tic...9-8-pm/4587363
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