Selling unwanted train tickets

Is there anywhere I can sell unwanted train tickets? There doesn't seem that possibility on ebay.
I basically have bought cheap advance tickets that I no longer need. I can't really change them to another date as I don't know when I will need them but I don't just want to not use them.
Any ideas?
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  • rdwarr
    rdwarr Posts: 6,159 Forumite
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    Hi,
    Unfortunately it's illegal to resell rail tickets. There's quite a detailed thread on the subject here for anybody who's interested.
    Can I help?
  • Quentin
    Quentin Posts: 40,405 Forumite
    JennyP wrote: »
    Is there anywhere I can sell unwanted train tickets?........


    Gumtree .
  • geordie_taxi
    geordie_taxi Posts: 434 Forumite
    edited 20 November 2012 at 2:46PM
    JennyP wrote: »
    There doesn't seem that possibility on ebay.

    U need 2 do a 24hr buy it now auction and dont use any pictures. seen loads of advance tickets bought and sold this way.
    Fares Advisor & Oyster Specialist - Newdeal/ukRail Fares Workshop Accredited
  • podperson
    podperson Posts: 3,125 Forumite
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    Gumtree is quite good, have picked up some being resold on there before.
  • Stigy
    Stigy Posts: 1,581 Forumite
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    As had been said, it's not legal to sell the tickets. Obviously the risk of being caught is fairly low, so I guess it's down to morals really...
  • JennyP
    JennyP Posts: 1,067 Forumite
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    Morals?!!! I can't help feeling that these laws are not meant to protect us, the consumers, but to protect the big businesses who make money off us. You can get a decent rail fare if you book ahead but you risk plans changing and not being able to use the ticket. Or you can wait till nearer the event, and pay an extortionate amount!
  • supermum4
    supermum4 Posts: 1,433 Forumite
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    JennyP wrote: »
    Morals?!!! I can't help feeling that these laws are not meant to protect us, the consumers, but to protect the big businesses who make money off us. You can get a decent rail fare if you book ahead but you risk plans changing and not being able to use the ticket. Or you can wait till nearer the event, and pay an extortionate amount!
    when and where are they from /to and before anyone says you aren't allowed to sell stuff on here it's just i'm nosey ;) cheers
  • wealdroam
    wealdroam Posts: 19,181 Forumite
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    supermum4 wrote: »
    when and where are they from /to and before anyone says you aren't allowed to sell stuff on here it's just i'm nosey ;) cheers
    It is highly likely that the OP has already had several PMs asking exactly that. :D
  • rdwarr
    rdwarr Posts: 6,159 Forumite
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    Please can we not have posts on here advising members to break the law? It does nothing for the site.
    Can I help?
  • Stigy
    Stigy Posts: 1,581 Forumite
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    JennyP wrote: »
    Morals?!!! I can't help feeling that these laws are not meant to protect us, the consumers, but to protect the big businesses who make money off us. You can get a decent rail fare if you book ahead but you risk plans changing and not being able to use the ticket. Or you can wait till nearer the event, and pay an extortionate amount!
    So you condone law breaking then? This site is about saving money, but not breaking the law in order to do so.
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