A Word About Second Hand Ticket Sales
Posted On: 2013-01-12 14:46:43
We know that this is a hot topic. Let us first start by saying most of the feedback we get is that in general tickets are being sold to friends/co-workers/etc at cost, or cost plus (a beer at the bar, $20 for my time, etc). We're alright with that. Some tickets get donated to charity and auctioned off - we're ok with that too. Want to just give your ticket away to a poor college student or someone else - yup, that's great as well.
If you're looking for a legitimate way to sell your extra ticket to a stranger - contact us. We have a waiting list and as long as you are willing to sell the ticket at cost, we will help you sell it. Transactions managed this way also protect the buyer as we will reissue the barcode to the new purchaser.
Unfortunately, every year some tickets do end up on eBay or being resold via other avenues at some high price. To be honest, we don't approve of these tickets being sold for undeserved profit. From what we can determine, this type of activity is a small percentage of overall sales and because of that we've pretty much chosen a monitor but do nothing approach. However, if we see the volume increasing, we may take action. For now, we're of the mind to let the community police these sales.
Some things to note if you are considering purchasing a ticket directly from someone you don't know:
- We don't approve of it.
- We won't get involved.
- You risk that barcode being sold again and our rules are the first one to the door wins.
And yes. Sometimes bad things happen. One poor guy showed up last year with a code purchased on eBay and it was bad at the door. If memory serves it was actually a barcode from the year prior. Could this have been done in error? Maybe…and we're not sure how it got resolved but he wasn't let into the con with the bad barcode.
In summary - BUYING TICKETS FROM OTHERS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We don't want to end this post on a sour note. No matter how you get
to the con your barcode - we're happy to have you. See you in February!
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