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To think £148 is too much for a ticket

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Hairyhat Sat 14-Jan-17 12:51:14

I want to take my dc to a Littlemix concert in Glasgow in November on a Saturday and it seems that for 4 of us to go it's going to cost £700 with a processing fee of £108!!! Wtaf? Can someone tell me how to do it more cheaply?

WhenTheDragonsCame Sat 14-Jan-17 12:53:52

That seems a lot! I am hoping to take mine to see them Gloucester and standing tickets are £38.50 each.

Have you tried directly with the venue?

beanfilledfish Sat 14-Jan-17 12:53:56

watch it on tv? that's taking the piss really it is

MalmseyWhine Sat 14-Jan-17 12:54:24

Is that buying direct from the venue or through a 3rd party seller?

greedycushionhoarder Sat 14-Jan-17 12:58:00

That seems really odd, we have 5 tickets for November in Leeds and we paid £160 for all five tickets. Are you going through are seller site? Have you tried ticketmaster or eventim?

greedycushionhoarder Sat 14-Jan-17 12:59:12

Sorry that should have said re seller site.

MalmseyWhine Sat 14-Jan-17 12:59:32

Top price for standard seating through Ticketmaster is £51 each (if you can get them, I haven't checked availability).

LunaLoveg00d Sat 14-Jan-17 13:00:11

The Glasgow gigs at the Hydro appear to have sold out - I was looking the other day from my daughter. In these scenarios your only option is the resale market, at many times the face value of the ticket.

Yes £148 is ridiculous, but the face value is probably less than a third of that.

MalmseyWhine Sat 14-Jan-17 13:02:38

In answer to your question YANBU - £148 is too much for any artist but most do not charge this amount through official sellers apart from the greedy bastards like Rolling Stones and such like.

DancingHouse Sat 14-Jan-17 13:09:56

Are you looking at Viagogo or Getmein? They are resale tout sites.

DancingHouse Sat 14-Jan-17 13:11:17

Try Scarletmist or twickets. They are resale face value sites.

BopToTheTop Sat 14-Jan-17 13:14:13

Unfortunately to get them at retail you really needed to buy them on the day they went on sale sad
I think I paid around £190 for 4 tickets at the O2, which also included around £25 in fees for buying through O2 priority moments

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 14-Jan-17 13:18:00

Almost a grand to see the great wonder that is Little Mix?

Bonkers.

FeckinCrutches Sat 14-Jan-17 13:21:55

But that won't be the face value though. Someone will be selling them on.

DonaldStott Sat 14-Jan-17 13:24:35

I think you must be on a 3rd party site. Viagogo or getmein something like that. Seetickets is ok and I know they are selling them for 40ish quid there.

hoddtastic Sat 14-Jan-17 13:24:38

wait until closer to the date and all the people who bought hundreds of the fuckers will be selling them at face value on stub hub.

we've had tickets for things like Kylie and Girls aloud for less than Face Value.

DonaldStott Sat 14-Jan-17 13:25:30

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MitzyLeFrouf Sat 14-Jan-17 13:49:37

£700 to watch Little Mix grind about in their undercrackers?

Nah.

Huskylover1 Sat 14-Jan-17 13:53:21

You'd have to pay me, to sit through that guff. That's way too much, even for a good band.

Backingvocals Sat 14-Jan-17 13:53:22

We had this with Bruno Mars. Tried to buy on release but theyd been scooped up by resale sites and were about £200 quid each. Ridiculous. I dont actually think the artists (lets use that word for now) have much ability to control the resale market. May be wrong but it seems to be out of their hands.

cate16 Sat 14-Jan-17 13:54:51

There was something about this kind of thing (secondary sales) on TV one evening this week.
Turns out that some artists/promoters are doing this themselves and upping the prices - in some cases the shows were not even sold out before they started putting them in resale site? (something like that, I wasn't really paying attention TV just on in background)

cate16 Sat 14-Jan-17 13:56:49

And for that money you could go somewhere not sold out get cheaper tickets and hotel for the weekend!

Coffeethrowtrampbitch Sat 14-Jan-17 13:59:56

If you wait until about a week before the event, any tickets given to promoters/competitions that haven't been taken up are released for sale.

Dh used to work for secc and was tipped off to this by a former colleague who now works for a ticketing agency.

We got to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Hydro for £88 each, brilliant seats, second row of first seated tier on 15th December, we kept an eye on Ticketmaster and booked them on the 10th as soon as they appeared.

dontbesillyhenry Sat 14-Jan-17 14:06:38

Don't go then.
Kids need to learn that at times in their life they wont be able to do what they like at any cost

Notthisnotthat Sat 14-Jan-17 14:12:44

We got tickets for Glasgow, fab seats for £50 each. They have just announced a summer tour in Dundee or Edinburgh with tickets going on sale on Friday.

I would wait until nearer the time if using a resale site.

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