Iif you are one of the literally millions of people s̶t̶r̶e̶s̶s̶f̶u̶l̶l̶y̶ eagerly trying to win tickets to see Taylor Swift‘S This week’s Australian leg of The Eras Touryou were in a bad company.
No, we’re not talking about poor New Zealanders had to fight their angry Australian counterparts for one of the approximately 634,000 seats (and later Struggling with soaring airfares and accommodation) through seven programs…
We are talking about scalpers.
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Yes, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews did declares Swift’s Melbourne Cricket Ground 2024 performances a ‘big event’thus triggering a number of measures under the state’s anti-speculation laws.
Yes, Prime Minister Chris Minns of New South Wales then promises to crack down on ticket speculators.
And yes, Ticketek has do not endorse fans buying tickets from unauthorized sellersand “cannot confirm the validity of any ticket not purchased directly from Ticketek or Ticketek Marketplace.”
But that doesn’t stop speculators from trying to hunt down the desperate Swifties.
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9Honey can confirm that within minutes of the Monday, Wednesday and Friday sale on Ticketek, multiple speculators have been spotted on countless Facebook groups offering raised tickets for resale. without listing prices.
One such potential speculator, when contacted by 9Honey 40 minutes after the Sydney Border Tour pre-sale on Wednesday (sold out within four hours), announced it would sell four A Reserve tickets with price is higher than the asking price.
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“Price will depend on preference, because if others offer more then why would I decline. I’m sorry if you don’t want to overpay, demand is very high, so try your luck. your luck,” the potential speculator wrote to 9Honey in an interview. Facebook messages.
“If you’re really interested in overpaying for a Reserve ticket let me know. If not, Good Luck.”
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‘I trust no one and no one believes me’
When asked for details, they said someone offered them $520 per Reserve ticket. Later, it was reported that they did not have tickets at the time and were “waiting for a call” from Ticketek.
Ticketek agents do not accept telephone inquiries and anti-speculation laws in New South Wales limit the resale price of tickets to a maximum of 110% of the value of the original fare.
As such, the maximum amount this potential investor can charge for a Reserve ticket, sold by Ticketek for $379.90 per ticket plus fees, would be $417.89.
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At 10:30 a.m. AEST on Friday morning, 30 minutes after the general Sydney sale, they confirmed that they had won three Reserve tickets to a show in Sydney.
When asked for proof, they replied, “Look, I want to warn you that some people are offering A LOT of money. I don’t expect anyone to offer more than they’re willing to.”
For credit, they sent through what appeared to a person who purchased a ticket to be a screenshot of a trusted purchase confirmation. However, it is important to note that 9Honey cannot verify the legitimacy of screenshots.
And it seems that’s what they’re relying on.
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“What’s your best price?”, 9Honey was asked at 11:24 p.m., more than an hour after the general sale in Sydney, when millions of fans panic while sitting in the scary virtual Ticketek Lounge.
When asked how the likelihood of sales will decrease – do we need to meet in person and simultaneously transfer tickets and money like in a spy movie? – potential speculators/scammers become reticent.
It is not a good sign when someone is not willing to answer valid questions when large sums of money are involved.
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We have to note that no funds were transferred and the potential speculator put out a partial disclaimer, saying they can keep the ticket for themselves because “they really have a good seat lol “.
But heed this warning: You can’t trust anyone in this economy. Or, as Swift herself puts it, “I trust no one and no one believes me”.
However, if you are looking to buy tickets from resellers, Check out this helpful guide on how to do so safely. It has also been confirmed that resale can officially be sold and purchased from September 4, 2023.
9Honey has raised the issue with Crime Stoppers NSW.
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