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safe to buy concert tickets on ebay?

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vannah Wed 09-Jul-08 20:29:21

Just wondering if I'd be taking a risk, and how I would know if they were truly genuine?

The concert is for...erhem..(blush) barry manilow which is in december. The prices on ticket websites is extortionate.
Should I also wait till closer to the time?


squilly Wed 09-Jul-08 21:29:34

I always worry about cancellations with something like this. Say, for example, you bought a Bjork ticket for Sheffield City Hall in May. It got cancelled and rebooked for last week. Surprise,surprise, it got cancelled again. All ticket holders can get their money back.

But if you bought it via Ebay for more than the face value, you'll only get back the face value. Any extra will be lost in the ether.

THAT all by itself would put me off buying tickets from Ebay unless they were face value or less.

Have you tried some of the 'friendly' ticket tout sites? Like this one:

This specific one might not be much help, but it might be worth trawling the net before you give up.

Good luck with finding your golden ticket.

vannah Thu 10-Jul-08 20:27:04

thanks squilly, yes they are all well over face value - at least double the price...
thanks for the link will check it out

chocolatespiders Thu 10-Jul-08 20:29:14

have they good feedback?

do they reg sell tickets

nancy75 Thu 10-Jul-08 20:31:23

i have bought tickets on ebay a few times and never had problems. i would wait until much nearer the time as people start to panic that they might be stick with the tickets and sell them cheaper, also if you pay by paypal you can only claim money back for a limited time after purchase so if you buy now and find out they are dodgy in dec you wont get any help, but if you buy them just before the concert and there are problems you should be able to get your money back.

vannah Thu 10-Jul-08 22:23:30

very useful nancy thanks
cs I think feedback was something like 99.6%

elmoandella Thu 10-Jul-08 22:58:15

i've bought tickets recently. no problems and got them next day recorded.

nik76 Tue 15-Jul-08 11:53:17

I've bought tickets on ebay and never had any problems - think its just like everything else check out the buyer etc.

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