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Here is what I would do. Everyone in your party go to the entrance for GA. Give that credit card to those friends of yours that are going into GA. If they scan it and get in, that answers that just make sure you explain to them not to lose your credit card. You and your friends in section 101 go to that entrance and enter. If however your friends at GA are denied and you are there, perhaps (big perhaps) you can walk up with them to the point where your card is swiped and do for them and then they get in and you walk back out and rejoin your friends. Not saying this will work, but worth a shot. Once the GA friends get in, you should be all set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks.  I thought of the same thing, but...

 

1.  What if they don't let my friends in?

2.  At minimum we will have to wait on long security lines twice.  

 

Just truly a pain this all is.  I'd really love to here from U2 directly on this.  All of a sudden they're SOOO concerned with scalping that they go to these lengths?  Seem like something else is up - Like a security issue so they can track all orders?  

 

Whatever it is, the lot of us who continue to do the right thing are punished.  

 

I would suspect if they require or ask for ID it could be a problem for your friends if all they have is a credit card, however if you walked up with them and scanned your credit card and showed your ID as the purchaser and said "They are using my tickets that I bought for them" I can't imagine that would be an issue but don't quote me on it, just sharing my opinion. It is unfortunate that it's come down to this though. Seems like yesterday you had a paper ticket, you could go into a concert at your leisure find your place and enjoy the show. Or if you couldn't go, you could sell or give your ticket away. Sadly those days are a thing of the past.

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My Vancouver tickets were cc only, but I was given the Sell option when I looked at My Tickets.  So you could potentially sell them on the TM site.  For other shows (The Weeknd, for example) at the same venue, when you elect to pick your tickets on a map, a few blue dots show up, showing face value TM seats.  Red dots indicate resales.  There were many red dots. 

 

From a business perspective, this is a wise move from TM.  They get commissions a few times for each ticket, and get their piece of the reselling market.

 

I'm unsure if these U2 shows will allow reselling on the TM site, but if so it's better than the hassle of FedEx ing your cc to some random Joe in Hartford.  And maybe it's enough to keep the bots at bay.

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I bought four tickets this morning for the Rose Bowl. Checked 15 minutes later and better tickets opened up so I bought those.

 

I just spent an hour on the phone with with Ticketmaster and they are sending me a refund request to my e-mail for the original four tickets. I'd rather sell the tickets to someone at face value instead of going through this hassle. 

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I bought four tickets this morning for the Rose Bowl. Checked 15 minutes later and better tickets opened up so I bought those.

 

I just spent an hour on the phone with with Ticketmaster and they are sending me a refund request to my e-mail for the original four tickets. I'd rather sell the tickets to someone at face value instead of going through this hassle. 

Did you have two pre-sale codes?  How did you manage to get a total of 8 tickets, before selling the first four back to TM?

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My Vancouver tickets were cc only, but I was given the Sell option when I looked at My Tickets.  So you could potentially sell them on the TM site.  For other shows (The Weeknd, for example) at the same venue, when you elect to pick your tickets on a map, a few blue dots show up, showing face value TM seats.  Red dots indicate resales.  There were many red dots. 

 

From a business perspective, this is a wise move from TM.  They get commissions a few times for each ticket, and get their piece of the reselling market.

 

I'm unsure if these U2 shows will allow reselling on the TM site, but if so it's better than the hassle of FedEx ing your cc to some random Joe in Hartford.  And maybe it's enough to keep the bots at bay.

The help section on Ticketmaster "seems" to be clear: (but you never know with TM, could change overnight)

Can I sell Credit Card Entry tickets?

That’s up to the artist, team, or venue! If they give the green light you’ll see a Sell button when you click the order number under Order History in My Account. 

 

If you don’t see the Sell button it’s probably because the tickets are in high demand, and the artist, team, or venue wants true fans like you to get the seats you want at face value by eliminating unfair competition from professional scalpers. Without the ability to resell tickets at steep prices, scalpers have no reason to snatch them up when they go on sale using automated software, or “bots”.

 

I'm in a situation where i bought 2 tickets then found 2 others that i liked better.  I'm hoping that after next week (after general sale) i can sell my original 2. 

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I bought four tickets this morning for the Rose Bowl. Checked 15 minutes later and better tickets opened up so I bought those.

 

I just spent an hour on the phone with with Ticketmaster and they are sending me a refund request to my e-mail for the original four tickets. I'd rather sell the tickets to someone at face value instead of going through this hassle. 

Did you have two pre-sale codes?  How did you manage to get a total of 8 tickets, before selling the first four back to TM?

 

Because I was a moron and so excited to get tickets this morning I accidentally purchased a second u2.com membership. It was included in the transaction on Ticketmaster.

 

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If you call ticketmaster, they have a policy which allows you to exchange your tickets for the same value or more.

 

 

 

Is that 100% true?  What about day of the show at the venue if better seats open up?  And how will that work now with CC entry?

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You just better hope you don't have to get a new card before the show. Last tour, I saw the guys in Toronto, but almost didn't get in, thanks to this paperless entry BS. I paid with my debit card, but then before the concert, some jerk hacked my account and I had to get a new card. I called Ticketmaster and the venue, getting the runaround from both. The only reason I made it in is because the lady who was working security at the door took pity on me as I was bawling my eyes out. I'm sure she wasn't supposed to let us in, but she did. I don't know who came up with this paperless entry thing, but I really would like t slap the crap out of them if I ever get the change. It's just a horrible idea.

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If you call ticketmaster, they have a policy which allows you to exchange your tickets for the same value or more.

 

 

 

Is that 100% true?  What about day of the show at the venue if better seats open up?  And how will that work now with CC entry?

 

From the Ticketmaster website.  Worth a shot. 

Exchanges

Don't suffer from seat envy. If you see seats you prefer that are the same price or higher for your event, call 800-653-8000 to exchange the ones you have and just pay the difference, if any. One exchange per person, per event.

We can't refund or exchange tickets for events that are less than 7 days away, and we can't refund or exchange resale ticket purchases for Fan-to-Fan Resale events.

Some non-participating venues (and artists, teams, etc.) have a "no refunds or exchanges" policy. But if the event is close and you can't make it, we'll do everything we can to help. Contact us!

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I bought four tickets this morning for the Rose Bowl. Checked 15 minutes later and better tickets opened up so I bought those.

 

I just spent an hour on the phone with with Ticketmaster and they are sending me a refund request to my e-mail for the original four tickets. I'd rather sell the tickets to someone at face value instead of going through this hassle. 

Did you have two pre-sale codes?  How did you manage to get a total of 8 tickets, before selling the first four back to TM?

 

Because I was a moron and so excited to get tickets this morning I accidentally purchased a second u2.com membership. It was included in the transaction on Ticketmaster.

 

 

Almost bought the second memberhsip myself, when I bought by 3rd and 4th tickets after the initial rush, but the price didn't look right.  Glad I read your post first, so it was in my mind somewhere.  Backed out just in time.  I was clicking fast as you do in these desperate times!

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