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Can RZ be resold?

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If I break down and buy resale RZ tics on Stubhub or one of those sites, will I have a problem? I already got ticks for NJ in another section and it says I have to show credit card. So if I buy them from someone else, obviously I don't have their card to show when I go to the venue!

 

In one listing the seller said he would meet the buyer at the venue to give the ticks. Is this because they have to go in with me, show their card and get me in?

 

Sorry if this is a clueless question. But it seems risky to get these ticks and then not be allowed in.

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Not clueless at all. I wonder the same thing, how secondary tickets can be sold if original purchaser id is required. I'm coming from New Zealand and have GA to San Francisco and LA shows, but I'm tempted to try for Red Zone in the general LA onsale, given we're coming such a long way! If so I would have two GA to on sell. I'm guessing I could just meet a buyer there or sell at the gate....

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I purchased for Red Zone for NJ first show. As I understand it as you mentioned person must be present to pick up the tickets. A friend also told me that because of this arrangment Stub Hub is not allowing Red Zone tickets to be sold through them.

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If the reseller is on the level, you should be OK--but, as mentioned above, the reseller has to actually show up at the venue themselves and meet you there.  Basically, same thing as if a friend (i.e., not you) bought them.

Edited by mike7man

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I just had an online chat with TM, and apparently once all concert tickets are sold and limits verified, there is an option to transfer tickets, (for GA at least). Apparently there are holds on everyone's account until the tickets are verified (this is to ensure no-one overuses their code/s), and then the option to transfer will be apparent. I'm a little confused now though, as I bought two tickets under my red hill code, and two under my husbands newbie code, but all are showing under my TM account. I wonder if they will view this as me having my limit, or look at it as two separate codes and still see we have another 4 available, 2 additional under each code...? Hmmm. U2 Pre sales are always stressful!

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Wow, that would be really handy (i.e., being able to transfer tickets).  Regarding your question, your TM account and your u2 accounts/presale codes are two different things.  Whomever's code you used, if you buy tickets on your TM account, then (not surprisingly) all such tickets show up on your TM account.  It sounds like (using your TM account) you bought 2 using your code, and 2 with your husband's code.  So...you each should have two tix still available for each code (although presales are basically over now anyway), even though the tickets all show up under your TM account.  And no, you're not at your limit (regarding use of your presale code).

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Thank you for that. My worry was really just that they would think it dodgy that I used two different codes, and maybe cancel the ones where the code was my husbands... Kind of a big deal when paying for return flights from NZ to be there! Hopefully, as you point out, they will only be concerned with the actual number of tickets purchased, and not the pre sale codes used. Given the limit is four pre sale tickets per person, I should be ok in that regard.

 

As I'm in New Zealand I'm hoping that they'll come to Australasia in 2018, and wondered if I'd have to use my husbands TM account for the additional tickets (to be under my 4 presale limit), but I guess if they did come here it would be under a new pre sale code anyway, given it wouldn't be The Joshua tree tour any more, but back to the new album tour.

 

So I guess the verdict is so long as TM aren't auditing actual codes, and only ticket numbers I should be fine. Phew!

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Oh - that's funny. I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy fan in New Zealand, lol! Are you doing GA line up or were you lucky enough to get RZ?

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I wanted RZ but ended up with GA so I'll queue. I don't mind so much, went to a couple of New York shows in 2015 and met some great people in line

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Yep, true. Did Staples in LA a few years back in GA. Started queuing at 9.30am, in the first 30 people and we were right on rail. Tried in the general onsale today for LA, and couldn't get a RZ, so glad I got my presale GA's! I did Auckland red zone both nights in Auck last time they were here, and must say it was nice to have drinks and toilets close by! Oh well! mod edit - number numbers or emails please use PM only and say hi while in the queue!

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Without going into too much detail HIGHLY recommend NOT TO buy aftermarket Red Zone tickets EVER based on fan experiences witnessed personally during the first 5 shows of this tour. These were from "legit" aftermarket vendors. 

Edited by allad1nsane00

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On 5/24/2017 at 2:09 AM, allad1nsane00 said:

Without going into too much detail HIGHLY recommend NOT TO buy aftermarket Red Zone tickets EVER based on fan experiences witnessed personally during the first 5 shows of this tour. These were from "legit" aftermarket vendors. 

Uh oh...can you give a little more detail? Were people with aftermarket RZ tickets not allowed in? IF so was this because 1. sellers did not show up to meet buyers and thus sellers could not get buyers in and buyers were stranded 2. sellers did show up to meet buyers, but venue for some reason did not let buyers in even if seller showed up with their credit card? 3. Some other reason?

I'm bummed because I have tickets that I got during presale but would like to get RZ instead. The concept of me having to meet buyers of my original tickets, in order to get THEM in; then go to RZ to meet sellers of my RZ ticket, in order to get me in; sounds impossible.

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The only place I'd ever buy an aftermarket ticket is StubHub which is a TM company.  At least you have financial protection for the transaction. Since its a TM company there would be pretty good assurance the seller is legit and there is really a ticket available.(though you're still out travel expenses).  Most of the ticket sites claim guarantees but they all seem a bit janky to me. I know it sucks having to give TM more money but, I'm not risking my hard earned $ for pricy tickets.

People do need to know, as with all large business ventures like concerts, there are all kinds of marketing deals struck with all the various associated businesses.  So for example, TM contracts with the venue, part of that contract will be they get 100 tickets to do what every they want.  They might just resell them, they might give them away, or agree to provide them to a scalper for a % of their profits.  Then there is the food and beverage company, the sanitation, the security, the venue naming sponsor, etc etc.  The are all kinds of ticket access deals struck as part of the service contracts.  This is where a lot of early tickets are coming from and they are hard tickets, not CC entry or print at home.

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16 hours ago, finz_89 said:

The only place I'd ever buy an aftermarket ticket is StubHub which is a TM company. 

Stubhub has no affiliation with TicketMaster whatsoever.  Stubhub is owned by Ebay.  TicketMaster owns the secondary exchange TicketsNow.

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2 hours ago, odqb1411 said:

Stubhub has no affiliation with TicketMaster whatsoever.  Stubhub is owned by Ebay.  TicketMaster owns the secondary exchange TicketsNow.

And LiveNation owns TicketMaster. Monopolistic bastards.

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It seems the only way to buy/sell RZ would be to meet the buyer(s) at the RZ tent just outside the stadium and the seller (the one who presents ID) would also get wristband put on at the same time.  The arrangement of buying/selling would obviously work well if you met the people beforehand or they were friends.  I suppose CraigsList could play into this arrangement but sounds like it could be a bit risky for seller and/or buyer

Edited by lysowski

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I have to agree to be very wary when buying the RZ tickets from a third party.   Last night when I checked in to the Red zone tent (you don't pick them up at Will Call booth), they check your name, check your ID, and then put the RZ band on your wrist.  Then escorted to the RZ entrance.   It's not a cc swipe like GA.   

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