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Buying Tickets on Craigslist?!?

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by PokerFaceNJ, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. PokerFaceNJ

    PokerFaceNJ Low-Roller

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    Recently, I got curious and checked out the tickets section of the Las Vegas Craigslist page. I filtered "owner" but I can tell that many of the items are still through a dealer. There are some tickets that are listed over and over again for MJOne and other high priced shows but I am a bit nervous to jump in as there is not much protection on your money if purchasing through here. Has anyone here purchased tix through Craigslist? If so, did the transaction go well? Would you recommend any specific sellers?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Personally. I would not bother. These shows are almost always readily available through the box office. Thinking maybe some of these folks get tickets via comps, and then sell them? Employee tickets? Who knows.
     
  3. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I would not buy them from craigslist. just not enough protections in place. plus, how would they get any better deals then other reputable places get?
     
  4. sarah9nascar

    sarah9nascar VIP Whale

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    I sold some Vegas tickets on Craiglist last December but I did tell the guy I would meet him in person to get the tickets to him and get the money. Paid for my whole trip with those tickets. It was a Nascar thing.
     
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I would say this is a good case for "Buyer Beware!". I suppose if it were for a specific event, like Sarah's NASCAR thing, maybe, but for general tickets, I'd be wary.
     
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  6. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    Not Vegas related but 4 of my buddies bought tix off of Craigslist to watch Iowa State in the Sweet 16 last year in Chicago. 4 tickets, $1,200 for "good seats". Well they were fake and out the $1,200. All to save $75 per ticket instead of buying through Stubhub or another place with all of the money back protections in place. I'm with others, I'd spend the little extra to make sure you are protected with your purchase. A LOT of shady people and scams out there on CL.
     
  7. ronnang

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    Last year we bought tickets for the High Roller off craigslist. It was a really good deal and had no problems. We had him meet us right at the high roller b/c I told him I was going to check to make sure the tickets were good.
     
  8. JoastTheMost

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    I bought a Rock in Rio pass from Craigslist. The only downside was it was already registered for payments, so I couldn't load it with my credit card. It granted me admission just fine, though. Unfortunately, the girl didn't leave any money on the account :p

    No experience with these show tickets, though.
     
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  9. salukidean

    salukidean Low-Roller

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    Buying tickets off craigslist is a great way to save some money.....just make sure they are hard tickets. No emails or vouchers. Many are comps that people get to shows that don't interest them. I've sold a few before (usually at well below face value) and bought some myself as well.