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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 7th Mar 18, 8:55 AM
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    MSE News: Secondary ticket ads banned by ASA
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    • 7th Mar 18, 8:55 AM
    MSE News: Secondary ticket ads banned by ASA 7th Mar 18 at 8:55 AM
    Four major secondary ticketing websites have had their 'misleading' adverts banned because they didn't make additional fees such as admin and delivery charges clear...
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    'Ads for Viagogo, StubHub, Seatwave and Get Me In banned by ASA'


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    • waamo
    • By waamo 7th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
    The ASA have banned adverts from last year that are no longer used anyway. That'll learn them.
    This space for hire.
    • WillyWonga
    • By WillyWonga 7th Mar 18, 10:40 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:40 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:40 AM
    Looking at the recently announced Tramlines event on Sheffield - 3 day pass via Tramlines own website 76 for the 3 days - still plenty available.

    Go to Viagogo. Everywhere you look: "tickets selling fast.... 1% left..... 8 looking at same page.... dont miss out...... 6 mins to complete purchase...... oh my god you're so lucky to be able to buy these (well not exactly but you get my drift)"

    Tramlines Festival 2018 - 3 Day
    20 - 22 July 2018
    Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Section: General Admission
    Number of Tickets (Change) 2
    Ticket Price 2 148
    Delivery Fee 2 5
    VAT and Booking Fee 2 51
    TOTAL PRICE 407.56

    or 152 if book direct with Tramlines.........
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
    A bit late for my daughter who when looking for Little Mix tickets at Liberty Stadium for an Xmas Present for my grand-daughter, she was sent via google search to Viagogo and paid 250 for 2 tickets seated together.
    I just only pray she will get seats together as my grand-daughter is only 11 and would be horrified to sit apart.

    Really annoyed about it and will not get the tickets until 3 days before,
    she even mailed them a few times to make sure they re seated together and has had confirmation, but knowing Viagogo till will not believe it until they arrive
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    • boatman
    • By boatman 8th Mar 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:18 AM
    Advertised as 5 each, go to checkout for 2 tickets 19.29!!! These pictures were taken yesterday.



    Last edited by boatman; 08-03-2018 at 11:24 AM. Reason: ii
    • SuperHan
    • By SuperHan 8th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
    Advertised as 5 each, go to checkout for 2 tickets 19.29!!! These pictures were taken yesterday.
    Originally posted by boatman

    To be fair to Viagogo et al, buying a ticket first hand from the likes of Ticketmaster isn't much better. I've had 35 tickets with 3 each booking fee and then 3 shipping fee and a 2 transaction fee.


    It's just amplified when it's such a low value ticket as the % increase is higher.


    A bit of due diligence and there's not real issue with buying from the "tout" sites. I've bought and sold on most of them quite happily before.
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