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Bruno Mars Ticket Strategy

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by aeb, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. aeb

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    The wife and I are hoping to see Bruno Mars the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The show is sold out but it seems as if every seat is for sale on the secondary market at ridiculous prices. I want good to great seats. I know prices will come down closer to the show date, but want to ask the experts here the best way to go about a ticket purchase.

    I'd rather not wait until the day of the show but will do that if necessary. Should I try online a couple of days prior? A week? Try to get them outside the theater( if that's even permitted in Vegas)? What is the best website to check and purchase tickets? Sorry for so many questions but I don't want to go without a solid plan.
     
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    Just don't be like my buddy and "play for them". Down $12,000 at the blackjack table later and still didn't get 'em.

    Secondary market is very, very risky nowadays. Lots of counterfeit tickets. Sorry, but no good suggestions.
     
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    Great question and I hate ticket scalpers.
     
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    My sister was thinking about going to vegas to see Bruno. When the tickets first came out they were almost $200 in the nosebleed section. When she went back to check on prices, they were either sold out or started in the $400 - 500's. Now they are double or triple or more for the "cheap" seats.

    I heard he does a good show but I won't spend that kind of money to go see him.

    Yup, you also have to watch out for the counterfeiters. Make sure you take down their ID and take a picture of them just in case you get ripped off. If they refuse then more than likely they are scamming you but it could be because they are afraid of getting arrested for scalping. I don't think it's as bad if you go through the wholesalers like tix for tonight or whatever but if you are just on craigslist or see someone on the street I would be very wary of getting scammed.
     
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    Has anyone used Ticketmaster Verified Resale? The Monte Carlo website directs you there when searching for tickets. Lowest price is $400 for the worst seats.
     
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    Recently bought baseball tickets via those online sites that transfer them electronically. Works great.
     
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    Back when I lived in Vegas I used to sell a lot of tickets that I would get comped, my suggestion is to go to the venue an hour or so before the show starts and you'll find tickets. Make sure to only buy "hard tickets", those are physical tickets not an email print out of tickets. Also if you want to make sure you are good to get in only hand over the cash after checking that the tickets are good thru the box office at the venue or when they are scanned at the entrance to the theatre. If a reseller won't go along with that then don't buy the tickets from him.
     
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    The closer you get t the show, the lower the prices will go. they dont want t be stuck with tickets. sweat them out. 100% worst case, you dont see the show, not the end of the world, not like the guy is going anywhere, see the next one.
     
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    His September show has also been sold out so my host told me. Along with their VIP seating.
     
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    The only problem is that there are counterfeit tickets around that look as good as the real thing so no guarantees that the ticket you purchase is for real. These counterfeiters do exactly that, hang around the venues trying to find people who will buy the fake tickets.

    Unfortunately because of technology this is happening all too often so people need to find a way to guarantee that the ticket is for real (maybe holding onto the guy until you can get through the turnstiles?) or else you will be out some bucks with fake tickets.
     
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    I'm going to the show on Sunday Sept 3rd; sadly my strategy was to pay $1400+ for 2 tickets. It sure pisses me off buying resale through Ticketmaster though. Here in Canada, they are going to put a stop to bot buying and resale will be capped at 2 times face value.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you wait until close to the show to purchase. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see people paying $800-900 a ticket. These prices should come down. My wife and I would like to see the show, but we won't go much higher than face value. If the brokers get that kind of money for the tickets, more power to them.
     
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    This trip with a friend (we live in Canada) was planned around the concert. I wouldn't think twice about blowing that much in the casino so paid for the tickets to ensure we get some and have good seats. I don't regularly buy re-sale but treated my friend and I. Hopefully the US will follow Canada's lead and put a stop to the bot bulk buying and re-sale price gouging. What I find "criminal" is Ticketmaster actually acted as the broker for these re-sale tickets.
     
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    I agree with Breanna. No guarantees that you will find a cheaper ticket closer to the shows. The main problem is the scalpers who bought all the tickets and now are selling them at such high prices. At least she has a guaranteed ticket, no guarantees if you wait and hope the prices will drop.

    Right now Bruno is hot and his tickets are in high demand so if you want to go to his concert you have to pay the price. He had a couple of shows in Honolulu earlier this year. Unfortunately all the tickets were sold out within minutes of the initial offering. I would suspect that a number of tickets were bought out by scalpers. That is sad as there was a long line of people waiting at the box office hoping to buy tickets, only to be turned away because the tickets were all sold out on the 'net. That's too bad, too bad they didn't initially offer tickets to those in line first prior to offering it on the 'net and limit purchases to 6 or 8 at the most. That should take care of the scalpers as they can't buy that many tickets and the rest of the public don't have to pay outrageous prices for scalped tickets.

    I agree with Breanna, they need to pass laws to prevent scalpers from profiting by reselling tickets at outrageous prices. So sad the entertainers don't try to help their fans out by preventing the scalpers from profiting.
     
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