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To be sure that surely there aren't THIS many people who are THIS thick?!

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MarmaladeTwatkins · 18/04/2013 12:19

Am quite angry and sad about this...

DH and I really want to go to the Bowie exhibition at the V&A, sometime in August. Checked at the start of last week and a few dates had sold out but still lots of dates showing as available. Am quite skint this month so thought I'd wait until this week when I got some more money to buy the tickets. They have all sold out, every day. Fair enough, it's a popular exhibition, you snooze you lose etc.

Just thought I'd have a quick look on Fleabay to see if any were going but wasn't hopeful... well, there are LOADS going, for ridiculous amounts. Having read a lot of the descriptions, there are loads of sellers going "genuine reason for sale, bought tickets for wrong day/wrong type of ticket bought" Hmm

Bollocks. You all saw a quick way to make cash so you bought tickets to sell. Bastards. They are going for hundreds of pounds. I've got no chance of going now. I wouldn't mind so much if I'd lost out to genuine people going but I can't get a ticket because people are touting.

I do have a grudge against ticket touts in general so maybe I am BU...

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dopeysheep · 18/04/2013 15:20

Nope I am wrong ignore me.

JuliaScurr · 18/04/2013 15:25

loving all this 'let the market decide'

looked at (eg) US healthcare recently?

andubelievedthat · 18/04/2013 15:32

sort of agree(ish)but hey ho, as other poster said ,Capitalism is the only game in town >my fella ,when he ends up with a ticket he has spare, suddenly, goes to venue and seeks out a fan without ticket and gives it to that fan ,free,as long as said fan ,agrees to go thru doors with him and so ticket is seen to be used ,not sold on.But, he also did pay £400 for a gig ticket from a "Scalper" in the 90"s>and also got lucky for Stones tickets , 2 for £20(80"s) thou when he got to gig ,touts were selling them for a fiver ! how i laughed!

LaQueen · 18/04/2013 16:33

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AuntieStella · 18/04/2013 19:08

" the V&A is a free museum "

it's free to the permanent exhibits, but they always charge for special exhibitions. And VAM will have made its expected profit at point of first sale. I suppose it could charge more for tickets if they thought the market would bear it. But I suspect they would decide that would run contrary to its charitable aims, as they want to make their work available to as many people as possible.

Almostfifty · 18/04/2013 19:19

It's only advanced sales that have sold out. You can still get them on the day. Just get there for the museum opening.

Booboostoo · 18/04/2013 19:24

What Almostfifty said. All these exhibitions also have day tickets available as well.

MintyyAeroEgg · 18/04/2013 19:26

Yanbu, it utterly disgusts me that people do this. But there are loads of supporters on Mumsnet (I guess its how they make their grubby little tax-free bit on the side).

LadyBeagleEyes · 18/04/2013 19:33

Day tickets are all every well if you live in London though.
Marmalade doesn't.
And i agree Mintyy, I know it's not illegal but it is grubby and doesn't sit right with me.

quoteunquote · 18/04/2013 19:42


Thank you,

I'm very surprised that more companies don't do this, touts would give up, they would make maximum money, and I expect that people would get tickets at a far better price,

they can start selling tickets as far in advance as they want to, just work it back from the lowest price which would be on the last day, people would be aware the price would drop, so tend to wait before buying.

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