BarbieD wrote: Jane H. wrote:
so...i have one code from the cereal box...not sure i am going to buy another so if anyone needs another code to get the ten bucks let me know...
also started wondering ...i dont think its so much ticketmaster but had the radio on and the dj talking about some show and commented how you buy tickets so far in advance now
and i was like , yeah whats up with that?
i am sure there are multiple factors and reasons but then it got me thinking it really does seem to help the scalpers more? like they have more time to sell their stuff. i seriously wonder if that behind some of it i dunno
but its hard to schedule life that far ahead and also put the money out so far ahead....blahblahblah
I HATE that aspect of it, Jane. The whole thing of announcing tour dates today and tix going on sale within 24 or 48 hours hardly gives you enough time to figure out what you want to do. That is, for those who like to travel to shows. And, yeah, way too far in advance. I don't usually have scheduling issues but still don't like it.
No doubt, I'm in the minority who see it this way- but the fact that you usually do have to buy tickets so far in advance - for any concert, not just Joe's- if you want really good seats, is one reason why I don't have a problem with resales. I had some Joe tix a few years ago, bought them probably six months in advance, got row 4, then broke my leg and could only go to the show in a wheelchair. By then, there were no handicapped seats available and, of course, no refunds possible from TM. So why not resell them on the secondary market and get whatever the market will bear? I didn't buy them with the intention of flipping them for a big profit. But plans can change and since I usually get the best possible seats for Joe's shows, they cost $150 - $180 each so I'm not going to just give them away (although I have done that in the past when his tickets cost less). When you sell on the secondary market, you can't just put some ridiculous price on your tickets. You have to price them in line with other similar tickets (location) or they won't sell. And even if you price them at what you originally paid, you still risk not selling them at all depending on the show. A lot of people think StubHub or similar sites set the ticket price - they don't - the seller does. I just don't have a problem with reselling tickets for whatever price you can get. It's virtually impossible to regulate or prohibit it.