stubhub

Sorry. This is a PSA. Do not use @stubhub !!!! They make it seem like it’s an easy buy/sell ticket site but if you leave tickets up for <1 and delete the sale and someone magically buys the tickets you are charged 40% of your sale OR 40% of the newly bought tickets. It’s BS. I called 3 times to explain my issues and that I’m a first time user of the site and they are adamant about charging me over $50 for a first time issue. It even shows my ad was up for under 5 minutes and my CS rep said “this happens all the time”. Then why don’t y'all fix the damn platform and stop penalizing people trying to use your service??? Please tag a concert going friend! Don’t want anyone else to be so horribly ripped off 😡😤

Please fire me. I work at a box office selling tickets for a high end venue. For some reason people think I am also a lost and found, security desk, expert on every event downtown, and the person they complain to when the vending machine doesn’t give them a drink. 

anonymous asked:

i'm considering getting stubhub pax east passes but i'm nervous?? i've never been to a convention and i'm scared i'll be overwhelmed can you tell me maybe a little bit of what it's like?

It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but conventions have always been an amazing experience for me! It’s so cool seeing so many awesome games and meeting so many that are passionate about similar things! :)

So I know the odds of this working are almost zero, but why not try at least. For literally life-altering reasons, I had to give up my tickets to see Harry’s show in Phoenix this October. If anyone knows anyone with an extra ticket to his Chicago or Nashville shows that they’d be willing to sell to me, I’d love to get in contact with them. Thanks so much in advance! 💚

Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway (NYT):

So how is it that you can’t get through to Ticketmaster on the phone or online, and yet resale sites like StubHub or Vivid Seats instantly have tickets available at sky-high prices? Are they luckier than you or your neighbor? Can they dial faster? Is StubHub the lucky Sky Masterson to your hapless Nathan Detroit?

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The investigation confirmed that tens of thousands of tickets to New York events are acquired each year using such software. Brokers who buy tickets using bots substantially mark up the prices — sometimes by more than 1,000 percent — yielding enormous profits.

Incredibly, ticket bots are already illegal under New York law and their use is subject to civil penalties (the attorney general recently announced that large fines were leveled against six brokers). But the markup on resale tickets is so lucrative, earning brokers millions of dollars per year, that they happily risk prosecution and treat civil penalties as the cost of business.

To use another metaphor from “Guys and Dolls”: Big Julie is using loaded dice, and you and I do not have a chance. Tickets are taken out of circulation, punishing people who can’t afford to pay more than face value. The extra money doesn’t provide a better concert or show experience for you, the fan. Instead, it goes straight to the broker’s bottom line.

The problem will persist until we strengthen the existing law and make this recurrent illegal behavior a felony. In late April, Mr. Schneiderman proposed a bill to address rampant illegal use of bots.

In response, the full State Senate unanimously passed a bill making it illegal for ticket brokers to knowingly resell or offer to resell tickets purchased using bots and requiring ticket resale platforms like StubHub to post the price they paid for tickets on their platform so that consumers can easily see the markup price. Most important, since brokers don’t seem dissuaded by fines, the bill creates criminal penalties, including imprisonment, for repeat offenders.

The New York Assembly is discussing these measures for a similar bill sponsored by Marcos Crespo, a Democratic assemblyman from the Bronx. The Assembly should pass the bill and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo can sign it into law.

I want the thousands of tickets for shows, concerts and sporting events that are now purchased by bots and resold at higher prices to go into the general market so that you have a chance to get them. I want theatergoers to be able to purchase tickets at face value at our box office and our website, rather than on a resale platform. And if you do go to a resale platform for tickets, I want the markup you must pay to be clearly displayed.

Most of all, I want you to be there when the curtain goes up. You shouldn’t have to fight robots just to see something you love.

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