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StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Opinion: When Tickets Are Cancelled, Who Really Misses Out?
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last week, news broke that New Zealand Rugby had nullified what it deemed ‘fraudulent’ tickets. These tickets weren’t fakes, knock-offs or bad copies, they were in fact already purchased, genuine tickets. Their crime? They had been re-sold. The match in question will... Read more
Opinion: The Double Standard of Debenture Dealings, The Real Cause of Ticketing Fraud
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last year, Action Fraud received 4,755 reports of ticket fraud with the average victim is said to have lost around £365, this year will undoubtedly be no different. Summertime is open season for scammers, with Britain’s most sort after ticketed events crammed... Read more
Opinion: Credit Card Perks, Connections Limit Concert Ticket Accessibility
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last weekend saw both the Spice Girls and Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in London for their legendary comeback performances, both of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. In fact, the Spice Girls tour took just 38 seconds... Read more
Wakeman: 10 Quick Takeaways from the FTC Ticketing Workshop
I spent the day at the FTC’s Online Ticket Sales Workshop so you didn’t have to. I’m going to share a few more pieces detailing specific things and ideas that came out of the day, but I wanted to share 10 things I noticed right away. Eric Budish laid... Read more
Wakeman: 5 thoughts heading into the FTC Ticketing Workshop
Tomorrow is the FTC’s Online Ticketing Workshop in Washington, DC and with the panels announced and the agenda set, I thought I’d point out a few thoughts I have after reflecting on this for a few moments. I’m expecting a more contentious affair than a lot of other people... Read more
Why Everyone in Tickets Needs to be at the FTC’s June Workshop
This post about the upcoming FTC workshop on ticketing in Washington D.C. was written by Dave Wakeman and Eric Fuller. It is reposted with permission from Davewakeman.com On June 11th in Washington, DC, the FTC is hosting a ticket workshop that is loosely framed as being about talking through... Read more
Opinion: Predict Ticketing’s Future By Creating It
By: Mark Miller, co-founder & CEO, TicketSocket In the popular book Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management, author William A. Cohen credits management guru Peter Drucker with instructing his grad students with the sage advice, “The best way to predict the future is to... Read more
Wakeman: Lessons Learned From the Man Suing Ticketmaster
I had a chance to sit down and chat with Eric Fuller (link to the podcast) , a broker that has become well known in ticketing circles for his lawsuits against ScoreBig and Ticketmaster, to discuss his ongoing lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the current state of tickets in the United States. The conversation... Read more
Opinion: Restricting Ticket Resale is Economic Illiteracy
Today, Ticketmaster announced that it will close its two secondary ticket resale sites, SeatWave and Get Me In. From October, they will be replaced by a system which allows fans who no longer want a purchased ticket to resell it via Ticketmaster – but for no more than the... Read more