The expansion of online ticket marketplaces has meant that many tickets are now sold well below face value. It’s also resulted in tickets to some especially in-demand events becoming more expensive than ever.
In the last year, some 23 million Americans bought daily deals. That’s a lot of people. And because of all that money being spent, the daily deals market continues to attract new players, new innovations, and new ways to convince consumers they’re getting a deal.
“Ticketmaster is looking to cut out the scalpers by scalping its own tickets.”
I come across tons and tons of new websites and e-resources, and while many of these are still in the infancy stage, all of are pretty interesting, and potentially useful to consumers.
SeatGeek forecasts the prices of sports and concerts tickets on the secondary market—meaning tickets sold via StubHub, eBay, and other vendors where prices are known to fluctuate depending on supply and demand. The service, which is free, also allows you to sign up for e-mail alerts, so that you get a head’s up when ticket prices for a …
Who would have guessed such a thing would happen when ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster and concert promoting giant Live Nation merged to form one giant live entertainment, profit-hungry monopoly?