At VIP Tickets Canada, we know that getting tricked into buying fake event tickets really hurts. You lose your money, miss the show you really wanted to go to, and lose trust in the online marketplace. Many people have personally been taken advantage of when buying event tickets, or know someone that has. Many are therefore sceptical of buying resale tickets, or are unsure of ways to do so that are safe. After hearing stories in the news and from customers about experiences with ticket scams, we felt that it would be helpful to write an article on safe buying practices to adhere to when purchasing resale tickets.
The secondary ticket marketplace (resale) can be a daunting one if you don’t know how it works or what to look for. This article is intended to demystify the ticket resale market and help buyers make safer ticket purchasing decisions. Buying tickets doesn’t have to be complicated, as long as you know what to check for and what to avoid.
Here is a list of important things to look for when purchasing tickets to help ensure that your purchase will be secure and your tickets legitimate:
Overall, there are three categories of sources that you can buy resale tickets from, and each vary in their level of safety and security: