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Petition against credit card entry! Give GA ticket holders back their rights!


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The credit card entry is wrong on so many levels. It does "somewhat" deter scalpers but of course they have figured ways around it. DO NOT MISREAD THIS - I AM ALL IN FAVOR OF CURTAILING SCALPING ( even though it does fly in the face of capitalism).

 

What it does do is take away our rights as fans and ticket holders. There is no good way for fans to swap a ga ticket with another fan for another show or for a fan to recoup their ticket cost for a show they can't attend. Many of us like to see U2 multiple times in multiple cities and sometimes life happens where we can't make a particular show. At this point, we can't even give the tickets away.

 

This is my proposal Ticketmaster and the band need to agree that we should have the ability to:

 

Resell GA tickets at face value only exclusively through Ticketmaster resale site.

 

Trade/Transfer a GA ticket for one show to a customer with a GA ticket for another show. Ticketmaster could even charge a processing fee (gasp)

 

 

In this scenario, everyone wins. Customers who can't attend can recoup most of their original cost. Ticketmaster wins as they collect fees on all transactions and the band gets their desire to slow down scalpers.

 

I am investing an online petition but want to make sure I can get it to someone that cares and can make a difference.

 

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Paperless GA entry has been used for years now. Some shows even extend it to the better lower bowl seats (I had paperless for Springsteen at HSBC in Buffalo.)

 

I'd sign your petition, but I really don't see it happening because eTransfer would not help eliminate scalping (which is, I believe, the only rationale for paperless entry.)

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Just because they have been doing it for a while does not make it right. I would like the option to resale through TM at Face Value and or trade like for like GA.

 

But selling through TM for face value is no assurance that you didn't receive 300% more from the secondary buyer though a different payment method.

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True.  Seems like the only way this could possibly work is through trading only.  Also, let's keep in mind that Bigwave has clearly said that they're working on some way to make this possible (at least the ability to trade).

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What consideration is given to tickets bought as a gift, where the credit card holder is not intending to go ?

 

For instance, parents buy their teenagers a pair of tickets to attend ?????

 

Credit card and ID issues are going to cause so many problems for genuine fans, where tickets have been bought and passed on honestly and fairly.

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I would sign. I don't see them ever budging on letting us sell or get refunds due to the deals they have in place with the promoters and the venues, however, I would sign in hopes of being able to trade with other fans as someone else previously mentioned. I know bigwave has said they are working on it and I really hope it works out.

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