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Ticketmaster Granted Permission to Block Speed-Shopping Software

Last weekend I went to a NHL hockey game and purchased the tickets online from a random ticket site (which I'd love to name but won't) because all the tickets on Ticketmaster were sold out. I didn't think twice about it or question the legitimacy of the alternate ticket site I used. When I received the tickets, I was shocked to learn they were print-out tickets purchased directly from Ticketmaster and they each said $46 dollars on them—I paid a whopping $88 each. Not only did this shady ticket service purchase mass quantities of tickets so others couldn't buy them off Ticketmaster, but they jacked up the price to an exorbitant amount.

Thankfully a judge has granted a request by Ticketmaster to block RMG technologies from buying or facilitating the purchase of tickets from Ticketmaster's website for the purpose of reselling them. RMG Software (their sketchy site says it all) is said to be responsible for helping scalpers get tickets which they later sell for an increased price. "We recognize and respect the necessity and reality of a vibrant resale market, but we will not tolerate those who seek an unfair advantage through the use of automated programs," Ticketmaster Chief Executive Sean Moriarty said in a statement. Hear ye, hear ye!


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smackthepony smackthepony 9 years
Quite a few idiots do this here in Sydney with the music festivals in summer, they make a ton. (Awesome to see the Sydney Entertainment Center tickets!)
lawnwranglergirl lawnwranglergirl 9 years
What really stinks now is that scalpers are printing out numerous copies of print-at-home tickets and selling them. I actually saw someone get turned away at the door of a concert I went to recently because of this!
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
hmm, reminds me of the time my mom and i went to see mamma mia. we thought the ticket prices were kind of high (around $90) directly from the box office so we looked online at other sites though, and they were all charging nearly double!
Advah Advah 9 years
Ouch, ticketmaster is already way too expensive, no need to ask for more money! (jup, still mad TM charged me so much for an Interpol ticket)
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I tried to get my daughter Hannah Montana tickets, was online, logged in & waiting and they sold out before I could even try to get them. I hate that crap, it's so unfair. It's sad that those tickets are selling for 100 times what they're worth :-(
madhvi madhvi 9 years
Finally! My bf and I always have to get on ticketmaster a few minutes before the tickets for a particular event go on sale so we can get some decent tickets before all the scalpers get em.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That is totally ridiculous! That's why the Spice Girls tour sold out in 38 seconds and Hannah Montana tickets are being scalped (and purchased from scalpers!) for $2500. :roygbv:
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Yipes! I would have freaked! :rant:
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
This is good! I tried ordering some hockey tickets the day the started selling single game tickets and everything was gone. They had only been selling for about 6-7 hours too.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I had no idea this was going on. I hate cheaters that do this kind of stuff to profit off of others.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow, that's crazy! I just bought some tickets from Ticketmaster yesterday (for T.I.) but I need a refund because he can't come to Canada anymore :( So Sad :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I've read about this before, it stinks!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Sorry to hear that Geek, I'm glad they are doing something about this. That's ridiculous!
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