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    Viagogo Users Beware!!!!?

    A friend just bought tickets for Joan Baez concert and has just been ripped off by Viagogo. £20 booking fee/ ticket. Hidden charges till the end. Appears their website is set up to con the unsuspecting buyer.
    Be warned!!!!!! Please spread the word. It's the only way to beat traders of this ilk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    A friend just bought tickets for Joan Baez concert and has just been ripped off by Viagogo. £20 booking fee/ ticket. Hidden charges till the end. Appears their website is set up to con the unsuspecting buyer.
    Be warned!!!!!! Please spread the word. It's the only way to beat traders of this ilk.
    I mistakenly booked tickets for the darts through viagogo last year. It’s a complete rip off. What annoyed me more was that the official selling agent only had a few seats left, and they weren’t very good ones. Viagogo had loads of seats in prime positions. These companies should be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    I mistakenly booked tickets for the darts through viagogo last year. It’s a complete rip off. What annoyed me more was that the official selling agent only had a few seats left, and they weren’t very good ones. Viagogo had loads of seats in prime positions. These companies should be banned.
    The events sell direct to viagogo / GetMeIn etc. for many of the premium seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
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    The events sell direct to viagogo / GetMeIn etc. for many of the premium seats
    Websites that allow touts to rip people off is bad enough but selling direct to these sites is even worse. Just had a look at viagogo for the first time and some of the prices are eye-watering!

    Letting the principles of supply and demand dictate prices just leaves people wide open to being exploited by the profiteers. I know certain musicians have spoke up about this but it really shouldn’t be up to them...who is supposed to be looking out for the public and who can ban this?

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    Please spread the word as much as you can. It's the only way we can fight these bandits. It's shocking in this day and age where scalping is illegal these rogues can do it legally .... and apparently with the blessing of the promotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Please spread the word as much as you can. It's the only way we can fight these bandits. It's shocking in this day and age where scalping is illegal these rogues can do it legally .... and apparently with the blessing of the promotors.

    Spread the word? Mate, they've been doing this for years, Channel 4 has even done a documentary using undercover reporters working inside viagogo. Check it out.


    Viagogo - the Great Ticket Scandal


    Theres also this documentary about tickets touts, this was made a few years ago to be fair. Ticket Touts Documentary Documentary Vine • 1.9K views

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    It's been a mystery to me for a while that ticket touting is illegal, yet these *******s appear to be able to operate legally.

    I hate them, and all that they stand for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
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    The events sell direct to viagogo / GetMeIn etc. for many of the premium seats
    The cost of Spurs tickets traded through StubHub over the last few seasons was disgraceful and they were the official forward sellers for the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    Spread the word? Mate, they've been doing this for years, Channel 4 has even done a documentary using undercover reporters working inside viagogo. Check it out.


    Viagogo - the Great Ticket Scandal


    Theres also this documentary about tickets touts, this was made a few years ago to be fair. Ticket Touts Documentary Documentary Vine • 1.9K views
    Thanks for the links HC. I can't believe they've let these Dick Turpins get away with their shenanigans for so long. These guys make Ticketmaster look like Mother Theresa.

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    No refund however Viagogo have kindly offered to re-sell the tickets. How sweet.
    F*** them. "Fool me once - shame on you, fool me twice - shame on me"

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    Rolling Stones tickets not yet on general sale however, the touts are already flogging them at £1000+. Scandalous.
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1..._general_sale/

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    A friend just bought tickets for Joan Baez concert and has just been ripped off by Viagogo. £20 booking fee/ ticket. Hidden charges till the end. Appears their website is set up to con the unsuspecting buyer.
    Be warned!!!!!! Please spread the word. It's the only way to beat traders of this ilk.

    That's ridiculous, £20 per ticket is just robbery, should be made illegal
    Last edited by One Day; 02-03-2018 at 07:47 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Rolling Stones tickets not yet on general sale however, the touts are already flogging them at £1000+. Scandalous.
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1..._general_sale/
    Really glad to got to see some great bands back in the day when you had to queue for tickets. Can't see me ever paying over the odds for a gig again. People I would want to see I either have done or they're dead!(or still cheap)

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    The Rolling Stones?

    You're kidding. They can't play any more FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    The Rolling Stones?

    You're kidding. They can't play any more FFS.
    Yes they can and Vera Lynn's the opening act!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    Really glad to got to see some great bands back in the day when you had to queue for tickets. Can't see me ever paying over the odds for a gig again. People I would want to see I either have done or they're dead!(or still cheap)

    Theres a few artists/bands I’d like to see, but I refuse to pay over the odds.

    i know the venue, promoter etc all get a cut, but I refuse to accept that someone who’s worth millions needs me and everyone else to pay £100+ for a gig. I’m not saying they should play for free and I firmly believe they should be paid well for performing music which they’ve written and created, but there’s a cap on that value for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Yes they can and Vera Lynn's the opening act!
    Ha Ha! She'll warm 'em up all right.

    I used to love The Stones actually. I mean no disrespect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    Re. the tout. Disgusting on so many levels.

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    Watch the documentary I posted on this thread about viagogo, sharks the lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    Watch the documentary I posted on this thread about viagogo, sharks the lot of them.
    I have done and shared it with a lot of people - even the agent of the artist who we are going to see. He said they were aware of this shoddy practice and were looking into it.

    Many thanks for the link, HC. I hope all netters spread the word. It's at least one way we can fight these despicable parasites.

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    Good news --> http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...ting_websites/

    I'm still going to avoid these shysters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Good news --> http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...ting_websites/

    I'm still going to avoid these shysters.

    About time, I won't use them ever.

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    Unfortunately i used Viagogo to buy 6nations rugby tickets.... still waiting for them😟 paid for them last May! Got my credit card company chasing a refund.

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    My friend has been following up on info from the "Victims of Viagogo" facebook page.
    Well worth a visit if you've been scammed or know someone that has. There's been a lot of adverse publicity and some signs of real action against these parasites. Should have happened a long time ago however, better late than never.
    Last edited by snooky; 03-04-2018 at 10:38 PM.

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