UK-based GET ME IN! is one of Europe’s leading online ticket marketplace “where fans can buy and sell live entertainment tickets for sport, concert, theatre, opera and other events,” according to the company’s Web site. GetMeIn, with competitors viagogo and Seatwave, make up a formidable trio of ticket companies that largely control much of the UK secondary ticket market. The company was founded in, and remains based in, London in 2003, and it has also launched Web sites in Germany and the Netherlands.
GetMeIn concentrates on providing tickets to live events, specializing in trying to offer fans “fair market prices, even when the event is ‘sold out’.” It was bought by Ticketmaster in early 2008; while financial terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the company was purchased for far less than the $265 million Ticketmaster paid for U.S.-based secondary ticket company TicketsNow.
StubHub’s London offices were raided by investigators from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority over the summer as part of an investigation into the secondary giants’ partnerships. GetMeIn and Seatwave, which are subsidiaries of Ticketmaster/Live Nation (NASDAQ: LYV) were also required to turn over information related to the... Read more
According to The Mirror, research on the secondary ticket market published by Which? has revealed enough information to warrant an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority in Great Britain. The Which? research found that as much as a quarter of all ticket inventory for major music, theatre, and sporting... Read more
UK-based secondary ticket reseller GetMeIn! is reportedly preparing to shut down its regional European Web sites to concentrate sales out of its UK offices. The site, owned by Ticketmaster and now part of Live Nation Entertainment, will close the localized sites in Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands, though... Read more