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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!

 

 

 

Thank you CMitch.  Very cool of you.  You might now see me both the heck out of TM as a result.  :-)

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Great...so it looks like I have one CC entry ticket for Vancouver that I can't use now, or sell for that matter.

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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. 

 

Exactly.  I have 2 potentially extra for Cleveland.  This ticketless is a joke.  So am I at risk if we don't take our 10 and 13 year old to GA of LOSING the money on them?  I want to be able to sell them, they are my property.

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This asinine Credit Card Entry is incredibly frustrating! I want a physical ticket. I don't want to hand over my credit card to anyone where it may be out of my sight. I'm also going with multiple friends & it's SO MUCH EASIER just meeting at the damn seats. And what if I can't go? Then they can't get in. Ridiculous!

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Yeah this insane.  They didn't honor the 72 hour cancel for the extra GA's we had.  Incredible how messed up this is really.

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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. 

 

Exactly.  I have 2 potentially extra for Cleveland.  This ticketless is a joke.  So am I at risk if we don't take our 10 and 13 year old to GA of LOSING the money on them?  I want to be able to sell them, they are my property.

 

About the only thing you can do (which will work) is arrange for two other people to meet you at the venue (e.g., that you've arranged w/other fans on this site, or advertised elsewhere).  Then they can go in with you.  In other words, you can sell them, but only if you can be at the venue yourself to go to that show (and they meet you, go in with you, etc.).

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This is SO crappy for fans.  Period.

 

The pros still get their secondary market, there will never be no scalpers.  I mean look at TM itself trying to "grow their secondary market revenue".  That is from their press release in the horse race with stubhub.  The 2 big corporates battling it out woohoo.  And then us fans are left to drivel at each other with the quote from above "but only if you can be at the venue yourself to go to that show (and they meet you, go in with you, etc.)."  It is laughable that people can sing people have the power and not laugh at the silliness of it.  That is a joke.

 

Anyway, sure I could cancel my CC right now.  I could get a new CC#.  I could tell TM hey CC gone, put these NY GA's on another CC (a gift card).  I could sell them for $400 a pair on stub hub.  I mean it's doable, it's a pain but it's there.  So the pros figure this process is a cost of doing business, and they just buy them on the pre-paid cards at the start anyway and ship off that card with the stub hub sale.  us fans are screwed and U2 or other bands didn't prevent anything.  How many posts did we read last tour, wow couldn't make it 2 GA's not used etc.  Amazing it is allowed.  People have the power remember.  The secondary market is growing "low single digits" year over year, per their big companies, so this isn't stopping it.  But oh yeah, the fans get screwed.  I am trying to put a few shows together with my wife.  I met her on WIRE back in 1997.  I have traded GA's with a fan, without incident, every tour since 1997 until last tour.  Sad we can't carry each other.  (does this post have enough sentence fragments lol, sorry)

 

So what is this system? 

 

1) screw fans while the big money laughs

2) big money still makes money (and laughs while doing it).

 

It's simple really.  And bad for the fans that pay in to make the whole system go.

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Just curious whether this paperless system may have been put in place as a security measure, in light of the recent terror attacks?  Rather than solely to stop the scalpers?

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I am also one of those saps screwed by this CC process!  Using my presale code I bought 2 tickets for the Vancouver show and 2 for the Dublin gig.  The Vancouver tickets are a gift for my brother who selflessly got me tickets for the original Joshua Tree Tour back in '87 for Toronto (my first show).  When I messaged my bother that I had gotten him tickets he broke down in tears as he was emotionally overwhelmed at what I had done for him.  Then I realize this CC entry could cause us problems  as I find that I have to be present when he enters the venue....I live in Peru, South America!!!!  I contacted TM to see what me options are and I received a canned response "Although your Credit Card Entry ticket can't be transferred, there is some good news: a joint card holder or authorized user of the card can take your place so it won't go to waste. That person just needs to bring the credit card used for purchase (no photocopies) and a photo ID to the venue". 

So my options are:

1) send my brother my credit card and ID (major hassle & cost)

2) apply for a joint credit card for him? 

 

This is nuts.  Please bring back paper ticket options and address delivery options. This should not be so difficult for us lifelong fans. 

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