Get Me In.com. Blatently a tout site. How do they get away with it?

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Found 31st Mar 2011
???? I thought touting was illegal? I was looking for a v festival ticket as missed the sale, and ticketmasters own site referred me to this
getmein.com/
And people on there who have purchased tickets are charging what they like! How is this right? And how can they get away with it?

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it's owned by ticketmaster... and ticketmaster sell tickets on there at higher prices when they've 'sold out'
Edited by: "nicster08" 31st Mar 2011

It's annoying to have touts as they take tickets away from genuine fans so unless you grab tickets within minutes of going on sale (depending on event ect) then the only other way is to buy from a tout. Be good if ticket sellers/agencies made you show your payment card or ID to get into events and try and cut down the amount of touts as seen this on a gig in the past or the other option is just not to buy from a tout.

Got tickets last year to see Noel Gallagher at the Albert Hall for the teenage cancer trust charity and the tickets sold out within 2 minutes. The funny thing their was quite a few touts on the night and they couldn't shift the tickets as no-one was buying spares as everyone had tickets that turned up and no passing people to sell to.

Its ticketmaster Hence is the root of all Evil

Was a piece on watchdog about it the other month as T&c's state tickets must not be sold on yet ticketmaster were running a site to sell tickets on. And they also take a cut of the price from get me in after also charging there service charge.

But this is what happens when one company is allowed to dominate the market unchecked

As long as idiots are prepared to pay over the odds for tickets these practices will continue
Edited by: "Marty1981" 31st Mar 2011

Marty1981

Its ticketmaster Hence is the root of all EvilWas a piece on watchdog … Its ticketmaster Hence is the root of all EvilWas a piece on watchdog about it the other month as T&c's state tickets must not be sold on yet ticketmaster were running a site to sell tickets on. And they also take a cut of the price from get me in after also charging there service charge.But this is what happens when one company is allowed to dominate the market uncheckedAs long as idiots are prepared to pay over the odds for tickets these practices will continue



Or unless the government get off their backsides and implement legislation banning it. Not gonna happen any time soon though unfortunately..
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 31st Mar 2011

there has to be a shake up with this market, I was complaining the other day about tickets being put up for sale 18 months before the gig!

Banned

There was a government select committee set up to review this practise a few years back and in their wisdom they said it's fair practice to resell tickets in this way....despite promoters of events saying that it went against the T&C's on the back of tickets and could in fact render a ticket void.

musiclawupdates.com/art…htm

Edited by: "slamdunkin" 31st Mar 2011

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Or unless the government get off their backsides and implement legislation banning it. Not gonna happen any time soon though unfortunately..

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People are far more to blame than the government i refuse to pay over the ticket price for anything and would simply not go if i had to pay more, if everyone did the same there would be no market for it
Little the government could do as any legislation could and would be worked around as long as people are willing to pay.

Simple practice to stop it would be picture on the ticket(glasto do this i think) or produce the card you paid with especially as most places scan you in now anyway would not be dificult to do this
Edited by: "Marty1981" 31st Mar 2011

Marty1981

People are far more to blame than the government i refuse to pay over the … People are far more to blame than the government i refuse to pay over the ticket price for anything and would simply not go if i had to pay more, if everyone did the same there would be no market for itLittle the government could do as any legislation could and would be worked around as long as people are willing to pay.Simple practice to stop it would be picture on the ticket(glasto do this i think) or produce the card you paid with especially as most places scan you in now anyway would not be dificult to do this



That sounds like a good system and probably easier to bring in than outlawing touting - although I bet Ticketmaster and the like would drag their heels over it to try and preserve the touting arm of their business. It's illegal to sell rail tickets, and because of that, there's hardly any out there for sale. In theory, I think the same could be done for concert tickets too..
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 31st Mar 2011

On a brighter note, i got my wembley tickets for city v the rags on monday.


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On a brighter note, i got my wembley tickets for city v the rags on … On a brighter note, i got my wembley tickets for city v the rags on monday.



35 years, f*** all!

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It's simply crazy though how this site is ran by ticketmaster and they get away with selling at tout prices. So ticketmaster are in theory, touts themselves!
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