ArticlesBlog Why you can’t get tickets: The Ticket Game (CBC Marketplace) October 17, 2019100 Related posts: Cadmium in kids’ jewelry: Back on the case (CBC Marketplace) What’s in today’s weed? Testing the chemicals in marijuana (CBC Marketplace) Sexist restaurant dress codes: Should women have to wear this to work? (CBC Marketplace) Cellphone data shock (CBC Marketplace) Related tags : Canadian Broadcasting Corportation (TV network) Canadian News CBC broadcasting media cbc news CBC News Network CBCNews david News public broadcasting the tickets Post navigation Previous Article How to Enroll in the SHOP Marketplace in 2015: For Agents and Brokers Next Article NYPD to Innocent Business Owners: Give Up Your Rights or Get Shut Down Comments (100) February 8, 2019 at 4:42 am how hard is it to tie each and every ticket to a name and DOB that needs to be shown at the door before the ticket holder gets in? Reply February 9, 2019 at 12:14 am Go in during presale. I’ve never had an issue getting legit tickets. Reply February 15, 2019 at 4:34 am If I do buy a concert ticket, I go directly in person to the Ticketmaster agent. No worries about 1000% ticket price increase. Reply February 19, 2019 at 3:33 pm Well, I think the scalpers find the "true price" of these tickets in a free market. Reply February 22, 2019 at 10:44 am the only way to stop is for the fans to just say no if you people always just say no and go without the bots and brokers dont have a income source and will end up looking for another scam personally all tickets should just be sold at the door only fools pay these crooks for tickets i always prefer miss out rather than feed these scammers Reply February 26, 2019 at 3:04 am I'm 72 and I can't remember the last time I scrambled for tickets to anything. I really don't understand the issue … if someone wants a ticket to anything, they buy it for the price they're willing to pay. Sometimes the price is too high. Then you say no. If you can sell a ticket for more than you paid for it, good on you. How is this unfair. Please, could someone explain to me what's wrong with that? Reply February 26, 2019 at 3:08 am TicketMaster: Start selling your tickets at the correct value. Then, you don't have to worry about bots. Bots don't sit in seats. Reply February 26, 2019 at 5:51 am just use captia Reply March 3, 2019 at 6:34 pm well it's 2019 and it seems that nothing has changed yasir and the brokers are just increasing instead of decreasing Reply March 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm Never heard a single song by this band/group. Farewell, I guess. Reply March 13, 2019 at 7:32 am Someone has to be insane😮to even pay double or triple the price of an entrance to see whoever is singing at a live event. I can't even imagine paying 5 or 10 times.💸And sometimes even that event isn't worth it.👎But if you're willing to pay whatever it takes, then you deserve it.😏 Reply March 30, 2019 at 7:08 pm 1:38 Dab time kids Reply March 31, 2019 at 3:41 am Buy it before the day so that the prices will drop Reply March 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm Why get tickets and see ants? When I can watch close up on tv. Reply April 5, 2019 at 7:25 am People are so quick, when upset, to jump to illogical conclusions when there are perfectly logical explanations. I guess it's possible but most know that tickets are reserved for the act, fan clubs, as well as credit cards, etc. Unless you marry a member of the act/band, you should join a fan club or credit card if you want to increase your chances of getting a ticket at face value. Take control and don't act like a victim. There will always be those who don't follow the rules but ask yourself what you can do and is within your own control. Reply April 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm The fairest way to sell tickets to all consumer's is to basically set up booths in major cities around where the event is happening and only sell them physically and put the max amount of tickets you can buy is 3 per person Reply April 9, 2019 at 12:53 am It looks like the capitalist market economy is well oiled and running perfect.Enjoy the show. Reply April 18, 2019 at 10:12 pm Special software called"Bots" Reply April 20, 2019 at 6:44 am Scalpers Reply April 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm I'm Canadian, it's hurt me that brokers steal tickets that fans want. Reply April 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm Ticketmaster is the scum of the earth. Reply May 10, 2019 at 7:53 pm Interesting 😊 Reply May 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm the fix is simple. do not go to concerts, AT ALL. they are bomb magnets now anyway. Reply May 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm Has anyone been to Disney World? It’s very easy. A ticket is sold online which must be redeemed at a ticket booth by a real person, which then gets verified by a registered fingerprint scan at the door. You cannot scalp that. But venues won’t do it. Everyone must push the venue to update their system since they are old schoolers from the 60’s. It’s 2019 and they are selling like if it’s 1980 Reply May 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm Unethical? Yes. Ripped off? No, because you have the choice whether to buy it or not. Ripped off means you MUST buy something you need and are being way overcharged, like when stores sell a $5 case of bottled water in a disaster area with no water, for $100. Reply May 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm In Dublin tickets to Khalid sold out in 5 seconds Reply May 23, 2019 at 7:41 am There should always be a place to go in and buy the ticket. But damn I'm in the wrong business. If I just buy one ticket and resale it for 7x and just keep doing that.. holy f…. Reply May 24, 2019 at 5:26 pm Anyone who holds these singers,actors, ballplayers as idols,as some sort of god, doesn't understand what the one and ONLY TRUE God is trying to tell you people!!!!! You are not to have idols,no other gods before the one true God! That means the singers,actors,ball players in today's time,it also includes other so called gods,and false idols made of gold,metal,wood etc!!! Once I learned what these singers,actors had to do to be famous (evil,nasty, ABOMINATIONAL things) THEY sell their souls!!!!! I no longer watch TV,listen to mainstream music,watch movies,I refuse to feed the beast!!!!! See, even this person making this video called the singers rock gods that's what I'm talking about they are not gods they're not anything what you think they are if you people only knew the truth but you refuse to know the truth you'd rather believe the lies how do I know this because I used to be one of you people I'm not anymore I want the truth ALWAYS!!! Reply May 26, 2019 at 5:48 am The other issue is the criminal prices of these tickets in the first place. I stopped going to stadium shows because I realized I could only afford a few a year. Now I only go to smaller shows, but I can go as often as I like. In 2010 I saw Beyonce for $70, last year the cheapest tickets were $250. David Bowie would have to come back to life for me to shell out that kind of money. Reply May 27, 2019 at 9:53 pm I saved a lot of time and money and made my retirement account much more by not being a 'fan' of all kinds of entertainment junk. Reply May 28, 2019 at 8:18 am I HATE STUB HUB!!! I WOULD NEVER USE STUB HUB NO MATTER WHAT. I WOULD RATHER MISS THE SHOW Reply May 30, 2019 at 9:42 am Maybe online ticket sellers should add a anitbot caption so the botters can't gobble up the tickets. Reply June 5, 2019 at 2:25 am No trying to be rude but these tragically hip people are tragically trash not gonna lie Reply June 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm I love the hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, wotsisname, Trudeau? “I’m with the people, I suffer with the people “. What a load of bollocks. I’m amazed the Canadians have this guy as their leader. I honestly thought they were all grizzly fightin’ frontiersmen! How did this guy get elected??? Reply June 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm More sensationalism from the Great White North. Reply June 12, 2019 at 8:33 am 35? Dude looks 55 Reply June 12, 2019 at 8:38 am So you cant tell when it's a bot or a fan..how about look at the amount of tickets they buy dumbshit..2 or 4 or even 6 would be fans..anything over 10 is a bot..not very hard Reply June 12, 2019 at 8:39 am Trudbag is such a joke..what's wrong with you hosers.. Reply June 20, 2019 at 1:42 am Wow you Canadians like pretty bad music lol Reply June 22, 2019 at 12:35 am You know how you fix it? DON'T buy the tickets above face value. Not a hard decision. The basic economic lesson is a thing is only worth what someone is willing to pay. Reply June 23, 2019 at 3:22 pm First world problems… Reply June 28, 2019 at 1:47 pm Hey, Ticketmaster! You already know who is doing what. Unless the guy who used to use bot is full of it, and had a much more modest operation, the average concert going does not buy 1500 hundred tickets at once. It's very easy to track it down by the volume and credit card number. Reply June 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm I WOULDN'T GO IF IT WAS FREE! Reply July 4, 2019 at 4:13 am Scumbags Reply July 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm When it comes down to it, concert tickets are about as ‘luxury good’ as it gets. So I see no problem with scalping, gouging, bots, reselling. Nobody needs to go to a concert, it’s definitely not on my priority list. Aside from that, many of these artists rely on these concerts to pay their bills. It’s not like people are buying records anymore, so whatever helps sell tickets. Reply July 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm I have never heard of that band. Sounds not too good. Reply July 8, 2019 at 10:48 pm If the people couldn't make it they would watch the concert on CBC TV. Reply July 11, 2019 at 9:10 am Did a little research; turns out Tragically Hip was Tragically Terrible. I wouldn't give a wooden nickel to watch that train wreck. Reply July 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm simple solution: like a plane ticket system. When You buy, you are obligated to register it in a persons name Reply July 14, 2019 at 5:55 pm Set a resale limit of no higher than service fee, plus 5-10% Reply July 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-HCqL38WdY – this video explains everything. Reply July 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm In the US ticket scalping can land you in jail or a hefty fine. P.S. I have an IT background. Hire a GOOD white-hat hacker to run interference. It will help solve SOME of the issues. Reply July 21, 2019 at 5:15 am I am wondering if that was the reason.why Garth Brooks and Iron Maiden sold out in minutes. Reply July 21, 2019 at 11:52 am Meanwhile, in Los Angeles…. 'Who the F is Tragically Hip' Reply July 22, 2019 at 5:50 am They gage how hot the show is, and then they spread the love, but not really! Reply July 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm You have to go to the ticketmaster physical store in the mall at the time it goes on sale and they will hook you up Reply July 25, 2019 at 3:28 am just sell the tickets offline, at a window, with a limited number allowed Reply July 26, 2019 at 7:52 am I'll bet that jerkoff Trudeau didn't have to pay. He probably used tax money to do it. Reply July 29, 2019 at 7:48 am You DON'T have to be at that show! Unless you're a super wierdo!!!!!!! Reply July 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm I would like it to be illegal to sell tickets at higher than their face value. And prohibit tag-ons that also jack up the price – like giving the tickets away cheap or free with the purchase of an insanely overpriced item. And no bots allowed. Reply August 1, 2019 at 11:05 am What a bunch of loosers!!! Live nation controls the scalpers for tax reasons. They are part of the black market and allow an avenue for money laundering. I once worked for live nation and what they know is about it is not secret. Premier Talent and others like them like Chrysalis in the UK all were engaged in touting and "reselling". All of them. Reply August 5, 2019 at 12:54 pm If people wouldn't buy a ticket to a concert for more than they were originally, than the scalpers would soon run out of money because they would be stuck with all the tickets they bought. Reply August 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm Scalpers/Brokers are SCUM, plain and simple. Reply August 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm I bought tickets once, the show was canceled and live nation would not refund my purchase. Selling tickets is a corrupt and criminal racket! Reply August 9, 2019 at 7:46 pm this is why we got laws in the netherlands so the resale cant be much more.. like 10 to 20% is max. Reply August 11, 2019 at 12:27 am just sell the tickets in real life would stop the botting and most scalpers Reply August 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm Any one else see that kid dab at the beginning 🥶 Reply August 15, 2019 at 7:45 am it's a disgrace, but as long as poeple pay, others will conitnue to sell them. just say no to these greedy money grabbers. if fansdon't buy, brokers don't sell and there would be no point anymore Reply August 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm SOLUTION :::::: stay home and keep your money in your back pocket Reply August 18, 2019 at 2:57 pm that spokesman for Live Nation is a liar , it is obvious Reply August 18, 2019 at 8:49 pm The middle men to the middle man. How disgusting is that? Reply August 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm Trudeau with the Canadian tuxedo Reply August 19, 2019 at 2:04 am It’s simple, stop buying tickets and believe me they will find a solution. Reply August 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm What about the shoe companies that run sweat 😓 shops in other countries then charge double triple and even more for those Nike’s you walk around in. anything we buy has Crazy mark up everything we buy is too expensive and is bought for pennies in bulk. I wonder what the mark up is on my new iPhone? Reply August 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm I paided $9,500 for a seat to see Carmen Opera a few years ago. Reply September 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm A cost-efficient and expedient way to avoid ticket scalping/availability crises is to join the underground scene! Tickets usually go for 1/2-1/10th of the price, in-mic singalongs are way more likely, the venues aren't as massive, and there's a much greater chance of meeting your favorite artists for free. Reply September 7, 2019 at 4:16 am Why not make it so you have to buy tickets in person so no bots could buy them Reply September 8, 2019 at 11:21 am The soloution is simple the Ticket have to be personalised! So the are only Vailde with an ID Card. Reply September 9, 2019 at 11:22 am 13:20I don't know if it is just me but this guy sends my BS detector into overdrive Reply September 9, 2019 at 11:30 pm Mandate in person sales only!!!! Reply September 15, 2019 at 6:05 pm Book your round trip car service to your upcoming concert with Senate Transportation Service in your local city. NO SURGE FEES. Reply September 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm hmmmm I feel they are putting to much into this "bots" problem, I get they are contributing factor, but seems like they are scapegoating Reply September 16, 2019 at 6:16 pm No one forces you you pay these scalper's prices, so how is that a rip-off? You know you're overpaying so it's not a rip-off. Why would someone be "desperate" to buy a ticket? If I can't get it for face value, I won't buy it, period. Reply September 17, 2019 at 10:46 am If they really wanted to solve this problem, tickets would be non-transferable, at least half of those tickets sold would hold that title. But this is a big businesses and nothing is done about it. Reply September 17, 2019 at 7:45 pm I cannot believe there is a "Ticket Convention" for people screwing others out of money. 🤣🤣🤡 Reply September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm Honestly even with out this people I still think I could get my hand on blackpink concert sold out way too fast T.T Reply September 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm sell the tickets the old fashion way. Reply September 22, 2019 at 4:07 pm omg yall are savage af to blast trudaeu . yall are real news Reply September 27, 2019 at 10:44 pm Crooked! The bands,teams and actors should all boycott stub hub and others like them! Reply October 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm It was a mispronounciation the trajically bad Reply October 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm Never even heard of this band lol. Reply October 4, 2019 at 2:46 am the "bots" are "bots" ran by BROKERS!!! Brokers get 2/3rds of the tickets Reply October 9, 2019 at 7:39 pm if everyone was resist the urge to see their famous singer or whoever they want to see for a few times. This will put these people out of business. they survive off of your feelings and being a true fan and that's why this exist. Reply October 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm Im so tired of all the dirtbags. Reply October 10, 2019 at 5:04 am "A fool and their money are soon parted." Who in their right mind would waste $1200 on a single concert ticket?! Reply October 13, 2019 at 5:05 am Since I got sober insert eye twitch O.K Reply October 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm @6:57 this guy is very high Reply October 15, 2019 at 12:56 am Worse every year Reply October 16, 2019 at 5:46 pm lol in Australia most concerts don't accept resale anymore. If you buy it from another website and have no login you can't even attend. And the events have their own resale sites Reply October 17, 2019 at 5:28 am big events like U2 lol wut Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.