What's with Ticketmaster tickets?
May 11, 2010 7:04 AM Subscribe
Please explain Ticketmaster ticket policies for me, re:I have a ticket to sell.
posted by Thorzdad to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
It's been a long, long time since I've purchased tickets to a concert, so please bear with me...
So, my son wanted a ticket to an upcoming concert. Tickets, of course, are only available through Ticketmaster. My son does not have a credit card, so, obliging Dad goes online and buys son a ticket. Not an e-ticket. A hard ticket mailed to me. Now, here's my flurry of questions...
1. I see that the tickets have my name all over them. I've heard all sorts of odd stories about Ticketmaster tickets since I bought this ticket. To wit...When he arrives at the concert, will my son have to provide ID with a name that matches the name on the ticket? His ID has the same address as mine. Would that do, if they check/match ID?
2. If son decided he can't go to the concert, what are my options for selling the thing? Ticketmaster seems to imply that the only way to sell a ticket is through their own re-selling service. Of course, there's a fee involved, but I'm okay with that if that's the way we have to go. But, if I can unload the ticket on Craigslist, I'd rather go that route. But, the whole "my name on the ticket" question above comes into play, in my mind. If my name is on the ticket, can the person I sell it to use it?
I can't find anything in the fine-print on the ticket or accompanying papers that addresses any of this. I know I'm probably beanplating this, but Ticketmaster just does that to me.
Anyway, if someone could clear all this up for me, I'd really appreciate it.