I’ve had a great week with Swifties Down Under. Even with two previous sales, joint sales and more days to visitmillions of Australians Taylor Swift fans missed a chance to get tickets.
But that doesn’t mean the journey is over! if you miss through regular salesthere’s still a chance you’ll get to see the Eras Tour when you arrive in Australia.
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While Ticketek is the only official ticket seller for the Eras tour, I bet a CD signed by Taylor Swift would have a LOT of tickets for resale through other vendors.
Let me start off by saying it very clearly: WE DON’T LIKE START. But we love people who resell their tickets at face value when they realize they can’t go.
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Thankfully, all of her concerts are considered Big Events, protecting every ticket from speculators.
If anyone tries to sell their ticket on a site like eBay, Gumtree or Marketplace for 110% more than the original price, they will be fined.
This is an attempt to stop ticketing bots, bots that automatically take tickets during official sales and resell them at sky-high prices on other websites.
As for Swift’s US tour dates, this is a big deal, with some tickets selling on Stubhub for over $10,000.
I’ve seen people try to resell tickets they bought in Wednesday’s pre-sale. If you’re wondering “who’s going to sell their tickets now after trying so hard?”, consider the following examples:
- People panic buying VIP tickets, then find a way to buy cheaper tickets in another sale and plan to resell their original seats.
- People who tried for both Melbourne and Sydney, ended up having both and wanted to sell a set.
- The group chat got too excited – people bought a set of tickets and now they have 16 tickets for a show but only four.
- People who bought tickets for family members are now saying “I don’t want to pay $300 sorry”.
- The girls bought tickets for their boyfriends, but they broke up between now and February.
- Ordinary fans only know a few songs from folklore bought tickets just because they were in line who suddenly needed money in December for the festive season and decided to resell their seats.
Yes, some of these can be very specific – and I don’t want to part with anyone, but it all shows that there are so many reasons why people sell their tickets
Personally, I bought two last-minute tickets to see Eras performances, both just two hours before she took the stage. This is in the US, so things could be different here: disregard everything I’m saying!
The US ticket seller, Ticketmaster, made a random reduction of the remaining tickets on the day of each show. This could be because they canceled the general sale after the pre-sale was in such high demand – they had a few hundred unsold tickets for each show but not enough to sell in one big batch.
Will Ticketek do the same here? It is not clear. I recommend following Taylor Swift’s local updates on social media to keep up with what’s going on – such as @TSwiftNZ run by a Kiwi.
For resale tickets, you have a few options: Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, eBay, Viagogo.
Maybe there will be dedicated Eras Tour resale Facebook groups – I have friends in the US who got tickets this way.
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You just have to be SUPER careful about scammers.
If you’re really serious about buying tickets, text the seller and ask them to show you a screen recording of their confirmation email, rather than just a screenshot.
Ticketek won’t send out digital tickets until a few weeks before the show. It’s an attempt to stave off speculation, but it’s a bit annoying for those trying to legally sell tickets to other fans.
Just keep in mind that if you buy your ticket through resale, you won’t have it right away – it’s probably safer to pay a small deposit to the seller and send the rest when you have the ticket.
The main thing is not to be too distraught. You may feel like you’re the only one missing out on tickets – especially when you’re scrolling through Instagram stories today – but stats show that more people miss out than they actually get. .
Good luck and Godspeed.
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