Well, all of them sold to someone for face value, unless you're suggesting Ticketmaster, etc., just put the tickets up on the secondary market themselves?
Pearl Jam have a very good system in place, but it takes a lot of effort. They don't let you know what tickets you have until you pick them up from their fan club booth day-of. And for the GA pit on this last tour, that was determined by lottery, and the pit was ONLY sold to fan club members, no one in the general public had access.
So, you said your first preference was Pit, second preference floor behind the pit, third preference was lower level, etc., and then they confirm you have tickets, but you don't know what you have until the day, but they also go by seniority, so the longer you have been in the fan club, the better the seats. They also release official "bootlegs" of every show through their website for like $10-15.
If you're looking for a model, that seems to be the one. Of course, you'll never find a system that doesn't make someone unhappy.
Good for them! They tried an alternative to TM too and it didn't work.