I am lucky enough to usually get in quite quick for the shows I really, really want to go to. I tend to hold off for expensive shows or shows really far in the future when I don’t know my plans for then. When a show I do want to go to sells out and I don’t have a ticket it’s no fun. When I do have a double booking or a spare ticket, I have always sold it for face value, even if the show is sold out. My reasoning is, it’s only fair. The whole ‘put yourself in the other person’s shoes’ thing applies, because if I was the one looking for a ticket I would want to pay face value and not pay extra so some random person can make a profit from me.
So, the Jeffrey Lewis/Herman Dune/Laura Maring show sold out. Luckily I got confirmed for a got a photopass before I needed to buy a ticket/it sold out. If you check the event’s LastFM page, there are so so so many people who want tickets. There are also a fair few people trying to sell tickets. Some are fair, considerate people who are kind enough to sell it to another fan for face value. Some, are willing to pillage your pocket for their own gain. I’m studying business studies at university, I understand the whole profit making mentality, but why would you want to make a profit from someone just like you who just wants to see a show? One person sold their ticket (ONE ticket) on eBay for something like £73 in total, including postage. This seemed absolutely ridiculous to me. So, I applaud the kind people doing the right thing and selling them for what they paid. And if you think it’s ok to rip other fans off, shame on you.