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Ticket Touts

Postby Anonymous » 18 Oct 2005 17:50

Will there be alot of ticket touts out there?
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Postby berni23 » 05 Nov 2005 14:17

thanx for the tipps ted.
this is a great idea.
good luck on your book.
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Postby Winnie » 23 Nov 2005 15:23

Just wait until 5 or 10 mins after kick off at the touts just want to get rid of the tickets so are willing to take a loss.
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Postby MikeyMariner26 » 16 Mar 2006 03:30

I dont see any tips for gettin in matches cheaper from that journal stephen but i'll take ur word for it :? ur right u can get tickets off touts for face value after match has started but who wants to miss the national anthems, they get the adrenaline goin and is a big part of the occasion for me. Does anyone know for sure that the tickets issed in Germany have ID on them n if they check up on it before u enter the grounds?? Ive heard all these pre tournament warnings before with how they gona clamp down on the black market but it never happens. Lets hope it doesnt this summer either as I dont wana spend 00s of £ then not bein able to get in !! :wink:
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ticket swap at fifa and stadiums

Postby buckinghampeter » 29 Mar 2006 17:55

https://customerservice.fwctc.com/cgi-b ... agung_info

The link above is to the rules governing ticket swap through their web site and at the stadiums, this i beleive is a good route if you buy from a tout. It states you can turn up at the stadium the day before and not on a match day and tranfer the ownership of the ticket. You can also do this by proxy, e.g. if you have a letter of consent, and some form of proof that the ticket was leagally obtained and you never paid more than face value.

By the way if you sell your spares back to fifa you get your money back, but if you buy a returned ticket they charge an extra 15%. Talk about bloody double standards on touting tickets, regardless of the admin cost its a money making exorcise because they know they have sold cheaply and given away too many tickets for free to make a profit from sales. I am sure you would have visited this site anyway looking for tickets and swaps but just in case.
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Postby berni23 » 29 Mar 2006 18:05

those links work with your cookies only.

it´s the link below buying tickets at fifa´s site.
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Postby tilmali » 05 Apr 2006 16:59

tea and pig is talking shit i was at the france game and tickets were still changing hands 2 mins b4 the game for 400 euros.there was at least 10,000 fans outside the ground as demand far out ways supply so dont be fooled by his lack of knowledge if you want to watch england you can but you WILL PAY THROUGH THE NOSE.
By the way it is deffinately worth it.
i would advise staying at the camp site and watching it on the big screen and having a crack with the other nationalities.
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tea and pig talking shit

Postby tilmali » 05 Apr 2006 17:03

look at the journal its a joke. course you can get into those shitty games that mean nothing i mean wolves shalke plymouth who you trying to kid.
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Postby Mrs. O'Leary's Cow » 01 May 2006 20:50

I agree largely with Ted and Pig, although I don't think you're always going to get face value, just a reasonable price, depending on the matchup. I've never been turned away from a match, and the most I ever paid was 100 quid for ManU v. Arsenal a couple year's ago (right before their FA Cup matchup the following week.) I determine what the match is worth to me, and that's what I expect to get. That match was so tight, touts were asking 4-500 quid, and of 5 or 6 I saw, only 1 had tix in hand! I nearly got a bloke to sell me his mate's at face, but the guy showed up at the last minute. I was about to give up as the match was starting when I decided to walk up to a ticket window (the ones at Highbury that have gates) and asked in my obviously-American accent, "how much would it cost someone who flew 8000 miles to go stand in the corner." He replied, "I'm afraid I can't let you do that, mate. But he's got a ticket if you want it." His co-worker at the next window sold me one he had for 100, which was my max. [smilie=rockon.gif]

Sometimes you gotta get creative, but if you really want, there's always a way in. The problem is, the touts have the obvious upper hand in these scenarios, because we, as fans, give it to them, with our frenzied passion. That's why you should treat it like gambling. Determine how much you're going to spend before you get to the venue, so you don't let your adrenaline once you're there determine your max value. If you don't get it, be prepared to walk away.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation . . . trying to find decent-priced World Cup match tickets!
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Postby Substance » 02 May 2006 06:48

interesting info guys...

we are going to be in berlin for the final, and chances are we wont pick up any tickets thru fifa...but who knows.

either way, were probably going to try and scalp some tickets from somebody.

i agree that having a max amount that youd pay for a ticket is handy.
that way u wont get ripped off.

ill give u 50$ for a cat 1 seat for the final [smilie=blbl.gif]

hopefully we'll get a fair price so we can enjoy the footy final [smilie=fotty.gif]
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