Reliable ticket sites i.e Seatwave

Someone may have asked this before but does anyone know whether ticket buying sites such as seatwave (for 'sold out' tickets) are legit & reliable OR know of any that are?

I am looking for 2 tickets to see Ed Sheeran in London & know not to trust Ebay etc.

Thank you

Maxeen x


  • ollyc
    ollyc Posts: 46 Forumite
    Seatwave, and other 'fan to fan' sites are pretty reliable but as you are mainly buying off other people the price is set by them. You do get a ticket guarentee that once bought those tickets are yours - details are on the respective websites. But you will have to wait for the seller to send you the tickets which may not be until a day or so until the event, mainly due to themselves getting the tickets late from their seller.

    Basically its a glorified touts website but, in my view, much more reliable than eBay as the tickets are as guarenteed as they can be.

    Viagogo and getmein work on the same principle I believe.

    Enjoy whatever you get tickets for :)
  • Thank you very much, that makes me feel a bit better but I'm still scared about handing over my money & not getting any tickets! I'm wondering if its not just worth waiting until he plays in London again.

    Have you bought off of any of these sites before? If I remember rightly I was more impressed with Viagogo than seat wave but found a few dodgy ones too!

    Thanks :-) x
  • moneypooh
    moneypooh Posts: 2,217
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    edited 13 April 2012 at 7:54PM
    You can get some great seats off ebay, they aren't all scammers! I have bought and sold on there over the years without any problems at all, and some at face value. Just check out feedback before you buy :)
    I had a couple of spare Ed tickets as my daughter couldn't make the date and sold them on ebay for FV, I wasn't out to profit just recoup my costs.
  • Kite2010
    Kite2010 Posts: 4,304
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    Just remember when you buy from the likes of Viagogo that you might be buying directly from the promoter out for a quick buck. As long as your not buying for concerts more than 45 days in advance you are safe with ebay & paypal's protection if the tickets are a no-show or are fakes (or at worst e-tickets where a dodgy seller is selling the same ticket more than once)
  • Moneypooh - it makes me cry a little bit that you had Ed tickets! but thank you for restoring my faith in Ebay sellers :) xx

    Kite2010 - thanks, I didnt know about the 45 day thing, I'll have a look around & cross my fingers!! xx
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