Tis the season to be frantically refreshing ticketing websites to secure festival sideshow tickets.
.@Ticketmaster_AU Event sold out 9:01am. Instantly you offer I can find “resale” tickets for twice the price. That’s legitimised scalping.
— Dave Warneke (@davewarneke) April 26, 2016
— Dave Warneke (@davewarneke) April 27, 2016
Punters after tickets to the show at the Enmore are facing a similar situation, with Ticketmaster Resale currently flooded with tickets all marked up well over two-times the original $90 ticket price.
Nice one @Ticketmaster_AU. Scalpers bought all the Melbourne At The Drive In tickets in 30 seconds and are already selling at double price.
— Nathan McGinness (@njmcgee) April 26, 2016
— Supernintend chalmer (@super_chalmers) April 26, 2016
Someone sell me ATDI tickets for less than $150.
— Jack ?? (@cosmonautism) April 26, 2016
@AtTheDriveIn Tickets were on sale, but sadly most got taken up by scalpers and offered via Ticketmaster’s official resale for double price.
— Ragin’ Jackson (@k_jacko) April 27, 2016
@AtTheDriveIn all the tickets went to scalpers and tm site said sold out in 30 seconds of launch and 1 minutes later on their resale page
— Jacko (@omgitsjacko) April 26, 2016
In fact, in most cases tickets being listed on eBay are going for less than the tickets listed on Ticketmaster’s own resale site.