stephenhunter9659

Yet another rip-off!

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I'm a huge fan and i've seen U2 every European tour since 1987 but unless they get the ticket situation sorted i won't be back.
As an 'innocence' subscriber I was given a chance of presale tickets this morning so i took a day off work and guess what? - absolutely no chance of standing tickets anywhere in Europe - UNLESS I GO ONTO VIAGOGO OR SIMILAR WEBSITES - AT DOUBLE THE PRICE OF COURSE.
After last year's fiasco i thought this was meant to have been fixed. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BAND THAT CARES ABOUT THEIR FANS...
Ticketmaster Spain had the right idea last year when anyone buying tickets had to supply their name, this went on the tickets and if the name on the ticket did not match one of the concert-goers the tickets were then deemed invalid. this prevented third-party sites selling them on at over-inflated prices.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH U2!!!!

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Agreed. Been to every tour since Elevation. Always secured tickets via the presale. I had no hope of GA today that's a fact. Touts aren't put out having to pay $50 for a presale code on tickets they can make hundreds on. It's so easy to stop touts......name on tickets on entry only and they stay away.

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Hi, 

Wanted to let fellow fans, trying for GA's, know to persevere with it all.

At 10:00 GA tickets were showing as not available.

After twenty minutes of continually closing the black "no tickets available" window that pops up (NOT reloading the whole page) and retrying GA selection, tickets suddenly popped up.

As per JT tour they may be releasing GA's in bunches throughout the day.

I hope everyone gets the tickets they're after..

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Since there's no shows for Scotland again this tour I decided to try for Paris.

Logged on at 10am and sure enough, timer on website just kept going round and round (had 4 separate pages open across 2 PC's) and it was like this for nearly 50 minutes.

Sometimes when I tried to open a new page I was getting the message that the code wasn't valid either!

Anyway, at about 10.50 I opened a new page and got straight through and with the option of tickets for anywhere in the venue and got 2 for GA!

So, keep trying!

 

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great stuff maplebank. i'm Scottish too but fancied Amsterdam or Berlin. Guess I'll need to persevere. Shouldn't really have to though as it's supposed to be first come first served.

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2 hours ago, morrid12 said:

After twenty minutes of continually closing the black "no tickets available" window that pops up (NOT reloading the whole page) and retrying GA selection, tickets suddenly popped up.

 

I had similar experience during IE tour for Berlin general sale. Tickets were sold out within a few minutes. But checking back over and over again I managed to get what I needed 1 hour later. 

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1 hour ago, stephenhunter9659 said:

they checked mine in barcelona Martinmc :mellow::D

Mine definitely wasn't.. Bought my ticket out there day before gig.- my name wasn't on it

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It's not about touts. Ticketmaster is the first trying to rip off fans. They would not let me order the GA tickets I wanted and kept offering me high price tickets instead. We were smarter and got the tickets we needed logging in from another computer but I don't think this is the way customers should be treated and whenever I can buy tickets from another provider I will do.

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8 hours ago, stephenhunter9659 said:

I'm a huge fan and i've seen U2 every European tour since 1987 but unless they get the ticket situation sorted i won't be back.
As an 'innocence' subscriber I was given a chance of presale tickets this morning so i took a day off work and guess what? - absolutely no chance of standing tickets anywhere in Europe - UNLESS I GO ONTO VIAGOGO OR SIMILAR WEBSITES - AT DOUBLE THE PRICE OF COURSE.
After last year's fiasco i thought this was meant to have been fixed. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BAND THAT CARES ABOUT THEIR FANS...
Ticketmaster Spain had the right idea last year when anyone buying tickets had to supply their name, this went on the tickets and if the name on the ticket did not match one of the concert-goers the tickets were then deemed invalid. this prevented third-party sites selling them on at over-inflated prices.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH U2!!!!

Agree about not looking after the fans-that's probably Live Nation and the agencies.

There were tickets available this morning,i got GA's for Lisbon & Hamburg.

 

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I've managed to get tickets for the O2, but the prices are an absolute disgrace. Decent tickets were £190 each before fees, the total for two tickets once fees had been added came to just under £500. So had to settle for cheaper tickets. By the time you've added in travel to venue and accommodation total approx £1000. Someone is certainly getting rich off the fans back, how can these prices be justified ?This maybe the last time I attend a U2 concert unless something is done about ticket prices, real fans are being priced out.

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It seems you are just as likely to get a ticket in general sales, and maybe you will also get to choose where you sit/stand.

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On 19/01/2018 at 8:34 PM, flashmanbrum said:

I've managed to get tickets for the O2, but the prices are an absolute disgrace. Decent tickets were £190 each before fees, the total for two tickets once fees had been added came to just under £500. So had to settle for cheaper tickets. By the time you've added in travel to venue and accommodation total approx £1000. Someone is certainly getting rich off the fans back, how can these prices be justified ?This maybe the last time I attend a U2 concert unless something is done about ticket prices, real fans are being priced out.

Agreed. I'm just thankful the wife isn't a big fan ?

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On 1/19/2018 at 5:24 AM, stephenhunter9659 said:

As an 'innocence' subscriber I was given a chance of presale tickets this morning so i took a day off work and guess what? - absolutely no chance of standing tickets anywhere in Europe

If you’re in the Innocence group don’t you have to wait until tomorrow?

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1 hour ago, DeirdreBell said:

If you’re in the Innocence group don’t you have to wait until tomorrow?

From the date of Stephen's post, he was referring to the first presale for European shows, not the ones for Ireland etc happening this week. ?

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On 1/19/2018 at 10:41 AM, stephenhunter9659 said:

Call me sceptical but i think there's more to it than some touts joining the fan club...

Look at the expose BBC Panorama did on Viagogo  ,getmein & ticketmaster a few years ago .It should still be available on iplayer .The Secondary seller tickets were mainly coming from their own offices and in some cases and events was policy  .

A simple button on seatwave forcing people to add the seat number when adding the ticket for realse would solve the whole mess 

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On 1/30/2018 at 2:29 PM, Cazza said:

From the date of Stephen's post, he was referring to the first presale for European shows, not the ones for Ireland etc happening this week. ?

Ah!  Didn't see that. I'm such a busybody.

 

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 In innocence group,wasnt able to get gas for 3 places i tried,give up,hoping they add another atlanta or nashville.

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