How to find the best seats
Many years ago, getting tickets to sold-out shows meant buying seats through scalpers. Resellers quickly grew a poor reputation for marking up seats at ridiculous prices and selling fake tickets.
Then StubHub came along in 2000. The company was founded with the concept of fans selling tickets to fans. Because the site suggested fans were selling tickets to games to other fans, StubHub was allowed to sell seats in states where ticket scalping was illegal. Brokers got creative and started listing their own inventory on StubHub.
Although companies such as TicketCity had been around since the 90s, 2013 saw massive growth in the secondary ticket market. Forrester Research believes that the industry grew to a $4.5 billion business in 2013. Before StubHub, most clients purchased seats from box office kiosks, or their regular ticket scalper outside venues. StubHub essentially made ticket scalping a legitimate business. Nowadays, people purchase tickets from reliable brokers they find on the internet.
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These are three easy steps to shop for tickets. Keep in mind, you will pay more money for your seats!
- Search the big three: StubHub.com, TicketsNow.com, and VividSeats.com
- Compare pricing and inventory
- Review your order total – some sites have higher fees than others, compare your bottom-line on each site.
As a broker, when I’m searching for seats I like to visit ticket search engines such as SeatGeek, or TickPick. These sites aggregate data from the secondary ticket market and grade the seats location and price. The trick here is to find the seats using these awesome tools, then locate the holding broker. In return you’ll probably save up to 30% on tickets.
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