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I am in a similar position, i may have a medical procedure that will have me laid up during that time.  And I bought 4 tickets.  So I'm at a loss.  I have friends who are going with me, and are dying to see the show.  I looked on the ticketmaster website and there is no way to transfer tickets unless I am missing something

Let your friends borrow your card for the evening so they can get in, and have them give you the card back the next day. (They're your friends so hopefully they wont go on a wild spending spree!)

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I am going to the show in Vancouver on Friday. I bought two extra tickets for my kids to go and they are unable to attend the show due to work commitments. The truly frustrating thing is that it is only a very limited amount of seats that have these restrictions. You can go on Vivid seats and Ticketmaster resale and see thousands of seats available for resale for the show. I am not out to make money on the tickets I just simply want to get my money back and have another real fan enjoy the show. All this credit card entry policy will do is make it harder for REAL FANS to transfer tickets to friends and to create a bunch of empty seats in a sold out show. If this was a policy designed to eliminate scalping tickets then it would be set up for all tickets to the show.

 

Finally, I have no expectations of anything changing as I don't think the band has any connection or input to the Fan Forums. I am still looking forward to the show on Friday but this credit card entry thing has left a real bad taste in my mouth.

 

That is my two cents worth on the credit card entry to the show but at the end of the day "I still haven't found what I am looking for".

Cheers

G.

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Count me among the strongly opposed to ticketless/credit card entry. For many reasons. I get that it's an attempt to thwart scalpers, but scalpers will always find a way. Instead, honest fans buying tickets many months in advance risk being stuck with tickets they can't use, and no way of getting those tickets into the hands of other fans who were left out. Life happens, plans change. Credit cards get lost, stolen, or compromised. Illness, injury, and death make it impossible to get to the venue to swipe someone else in. Living far from a venue makes it hard to "lend" your card to a  friend. And that's really not the best solution anyway. Friends can lose credit cards or get robbed and now you've put that added burden and guilt on another person.

Surely, there has got to be a better way that still allows flexibility for when life happens. Perhaps a place to resell to other fans that doesn't allow for markup above face value. Maybe it even means eating Ticketbast**d fees to maintain "face value" and ensure no attempts at raising prices. That's still a big chunk of change to have to eat, but far better all around than losing hundreds of dollars while tickets go unused and fans are left outside for want of an unused ticket.

My purely selfish reason for despising ticketless entry (and e-tickets) is that I just like hard printed tickets. Hey, I'm old. I've been going to shows since 1985. Get off my lawn. :-)

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So, I officially can't go to the show, but I did find a friend I trust with my credit card who wants to go--he's never been, I'm selling the seats at face value. Hopefully they don't demand ID, otherwise he's driven 3 hours out of his way for nothing.

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37 minutes ago, YvesGerber said:

So, I officially can't go to the show, but I did find a friend I trust with my credit card who wants to go--he's never been, I'm selling the seats at face value. Hopefully they don't demand ID, otherwise he's driven 3 hours out of his way for nothing.

It is incredibly unlikely they will check ID, they tend not to.

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On 2/1/2017 at 5:07 PM, mich40 said:

If they were purchased during the presales, they cannot be transferred.  Credit Card entry is just that, the credit card they were purchased on has to be presented at the show.

Can't remember which shows are on which cards... guess I'll have to bring the whole pile!?

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I just went to the Rogers Centre ticket office.  (Toronto)  

All floor seats and all fan club seats require credit card.    The rest do not.   

He said you can change the credit card number at Ticketmaster,  but I'm not sure how that would be done.  

 

I know now this is probably posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find out from searching.  And now I can't remember where I posted the question (help me ?).   Thought I'd share as it  might help somebody else   

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On 4/11/2017 at 8:02 AM, YvesGerber said:

True. But there were also lots of tickets that for some reason were never credit card entry at all. They were issued regular paper tickets. If you really want to stop scalping you have to be thorough. On wait: Livenation and ticketmaster OWN the ticketsnow scalping site--they make more money getting into the scalping business so clearly they have no interest in stopping it. So much for the charade. 

You make a great point.  Their rationale is that buyer need not be aware as one knows the tickets are actually valid tickets and not forgeries. Thus, many more people now scalp them on TM as it is legal.  In the process, TM makes a profit with service charges yet a second and third time.   That, in turn, goes to Live Nation who keeps buying up our concert experiences and raising the price we pay. 

However, I then I think how we are quick to criticize U2 and their deal with Live Nation. I was seriously bummed when U2 did it. As much as I dislike wondering, could the 360 tour have been possible were it not for Live Nation and their deal with U2?  What if that tour had gone terribly wrong? (God forbid, please)  Would we have had IE and be so impatiently waiting for SOE if 360 had crashed and the U2/Live Nation deal not been made?  As much as I hate asking it;  Is Live Nation a necessary 'penance' for these huge productions? I know nothing of the business aspect, but It seems the 360 tour was a huge risk in the beginning.  The insurance alone must have been astronomical.  At the same time, many of us only paid $55 for 360 GAs and went nuts. 

How much scalping of GAs actually takes place despite CC entry?  Anyone know the actual average stats?  Do they even exist?   I hope it's much less than one might think.

I first realized, this morning, that regular seats had CC entry.  That surprised me to where it's now astonishing.  Chicago is gonna be nuts.  I was told by someone at Soldier Field that they've never had CC entry like this show.  There will be lines and they may well go slowly.  I hope not.  Hopefully a better way of doing it is soon realized and accomplished.  Scalpers!  They do not even merit being called serpents, in my not very humble opinion.

I'm actually asking these questions and hoping my views are wrong so have at what I just wrote.  Please.

 

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On 6/1/2017 at 8:58 PM, lilymappin said:

I just went to the Rogers Centre ticket office.  (Toronto)  

All floor seats and all fan club seats require credit card.    The rest do not.   

He said you can change the credit card number at Ticketmaster,  but I'm not sure how that would be done.  

 

I know now this is probably posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find out from searching.  And now I can't remember where I posted the question (help me ?).   Thought I'd share as it  might help somebody else   

you can see where you posted questions on your profile Lily http://zootopia.u2.com/profile/563746-lilymappin/?wr=eyJhcHAiOiJmb3J1bXMiLCJtb2R1bGUiOiJmb3J1bXMtY29tbWVudCIsImlkXzEiOjM0ODc1LCJpZF8yIjoxMDgxNjQwfQ==

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