Stop Ticket Scalping in Australia

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The Economics is Flawed

Most economists agree that ticket scalping is only profitable because event organisers aren’t charging high enough prices.  Because the price is too low, people demand many more tickets than there … Continue reading

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AFL Grand Final Ticket Allocation

The web page below gives information on the allocation of the 2018 AFL Grand Final tickets. http://www.afl.com.au/tickets/grandfinal/eligibility The snapshot below for the 2018 AFL Grand Final shows 30% of tickets … Continue reading

31/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Eyes on New South Wales –tickets to be on-sold at 110% only (authorised sellers not included)

New South Wales now has amended the Fair Trading Act 1987, so that anti ticket scalping measures apply from 1st June 2018, to “resale restricted” tickets to ALL events (not … Continue reading

30/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Grand final scalpers face huge fines under new crackdown

Victoria, Australia, now has legislation so that re-sellers scalping tickets (i.e. selling them for more than 110% of the legal prices / or for higher than a 10% increase) to … Continue reading

13/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Western Australia – ticket scalping legislation

The summer of scalping: WA’s need for ticket protection At last, we have a Premier in Western Australia who is considering passing Legislation similar to the Major Events Acts in … Continue reading

15/10/2017

Got a spare $800 for 2 tickets worth $200?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-Dynamo-Perth-First-3-Rows-Floor-Tickets-/351512490832?hash=item51d7c6f350:g:wgAAAOSwx2dYJWUV See this post here also See this post here  Question: How do you send your Tickets? Answer:   Hardcopy Tickets:  All our Hard Copy Tickets are Sent Registered Mail … Continue reading

21/11/2016

The Wall Street Journal – you can get authentic tickets but at a price

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and its Ticketmaster subsidiary have a new strategy for dealing with their sworn enemies, ticket scalpers: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.   In 2013 … Continue reading

27/08/2016

StubHub, Ticketbis & eBay

https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/24/ebay-buys-ticketbis-to-expand-its-stubhub-business-into-europe-latin-america/ May 24,  2016 While eBay continues to build out its core marketplace for physical goods, it’s also investing to expand its other businesses and brands, too. Today the company … Continue reading

27/08/2016

Ticketek terms – NO SCALPING

Finally Ticketek clearly has the part of its TOS – Terms of Sale or Terms and Conditions – about no ticket scalping on the back of all Tickets!  Anyone who … Continue reading

10/08/2016

Dynamo comes to Australia

The Magician, Dynamo will be on Show in Australia in November 2016. Can Dynamo do some “magic” so that no tickets are Scalped? http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=DYNAMO16 We  bought 2 tickets about 3pm … Continue reading

04/08/2016

AFL Grand Final Ticket Scalping – change W.A. Laws

According to Ticketmaster – “Ticket holders, not Ticketmaster Resale, control the inventory and the price of the tickets, which can be listed above or below the original face value.  On … Continue reading

25/09/2015

FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER – Meet your Match ? – Corporate Ticket Scalping

Hopefully the Brazilian police will find Ray Whelan, British Executive of the Swiss MATCH Services, and associated others, whom have been accused of scalping tickets to the FIFA World Cup … Continue reading

12/07/2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer

The maximum ticket price in U.S. dollars for a Quarter Finals match is $330. At the time of posting this such a ticket is being offered on eBay for sale … Continue reading

28/06/2014

Bumper major events line up for NSW in 2014

Below is a link to planned major events in New South Wales in 2014. Please report here if you find out closer to the time of the events, if any … Continue reading

01/06/2014

Coldplay – the Clock is ticking

We love Clocks and Yellow. British band Coldplay is holding just one Australian show as part of their “Ghost Stories” tour. It will be performed in Sydney, New South Wales, … Continue reading

25/05/2014

Australian Senate Economics Reference Committee Report

Interesting Report by the Australian Senate Economics Reference Committee Report has just been released.  Download or read the Report at the link below.  It is a big Report, but well … Continue reading

24/04/2014

5 Seconds of Scalping – “5 Seconds of Summer”

STSA recently received an email from someone disappointed that she and her daughter (and other parents and children) could not get tickets to a show at the Perth Convention & … Continue reading

31/03/2014

AMENDED N.S.W. Fair Trading Amendment (Ticket Reselling) Bill 2014

N.S.W. Fair Trading Amendment (Ticket Reselling) Bill 2014   This Bill has just been Amended and was passed by the Legislative Assemby ( LA ) of NSW on 25 March 2014.   … Continue reading

30/03/2014

Rolling Scammers – can’t get No satisfaction

UPDATE MAY 2014:  South Australia has just passed a Law similar to the Queensland anti-ticket scalping legislation.  The Rolling Stones concerts in South Australia this year have been declared as … Continue reading

08/02/2014

Letter to the N.S.W. Minister for Fair Trading

As of today, the Bill proposed by the Hon. Anthony John Roberts, the New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading, has not yet been passed.  Please go to  THIS   … Continue reading

08/02/2014 · 1 Comment

Australian Open Grand Slam – Report Ticket Scalping

Ticket-scalping is illegal for major sporting events in person or online under Victoria’s Major Sporting Events Act 2009.    Already eBay Australia has tickets for reserved seats to the Australian Open Tennis Semi-Final … Continue reading

30/12/2013

N.S.W. Fair Trading Amendment (Ticket Reselling) Bill 2013

On 14 November Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, introduced a new Bill into the New South Wales Parliament mandating for anti-ticket scalping legislation. The proposed Bill can be downloaded to … Continue reading

09/12/2013
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