Purchasing concert tickets on Craigslist
June 7, 2011 2:34 AM Subscribe
Purchasing concert tickets on Craigslist from the owner (not a dealer)... what to be wary of?
posted by Auden to shopping (11 answers total)
I'm getting ready to make an offer on a pair of concert tickets offered in my hometown. I've literally never bought anything via Craigslist before, and the tickets are pretty expensive ($600-$700). I assume that I would be asked to pay in cash.
The two tickets together are being sold at the price of a single ticket at the various online re-sellers (for the same approximate location), which makes me wonder and worry a bit (I'm very cautious by nature). Are counterfeit concert tickets sold via Craigslist often, is there any way to
confirm the tickets before handing over all that $$, etc? Should I ask to see a receipt for the tickets, etc? Am I worrying too much about a simple transaction?