Don’t overpay for your event tickets…
by Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellythekiwi)
It’s frustrating to see how much ticket touts try and charge you to go see you favourite artist, team or band perform. I recently tried to get tickets to the FA Cup final and was quoted nothing less than double the price. That’s why I am a fan of Twickets.
What is Twickets?
Twickets began as a Twitter based ethical ticket exchange, allowing real fans the chance to buy and sell tickets without the extortionate prices. In 2013, it launched apps for iOS and Android phones to make things easier for users.
How does Twickets work?
- Tweet the @Twickets account the details of the ticket that you want to sell using #twickets or select the ‘post tickets’ option on the mobile app.
- Checks will be made to ensure that the tickets meet the criteria and then all details will be released across all channels.
- Potential buyers contact the sellers directly through their Twitter accounts and arrangements are made.
What are the advantages of using Twickets?
- Unlike other Ticket exchange websites, the main criteria for Twickets is that tickets cannot be sold for more than face value.
- There are specific Twitter accounts for different types of events:
- There are more than 100,000 users and more than 200 tickets get posted each day.
- Because each user must have a Twitter account, you can look through the profiles and decide whether you want to trade with each individual.
What about the risks?
There are always risks when buying or selling tickets online. Be cautious and follow the advice given on the Twickets website. The main things to remember are:
- Don’t hand over cash or transfer any money unless you are sure that the tickets are genuine.
- Don’t send tickets to buyers unless you have received any money.
- Remember that if you are making a purchase over £100 use a credit card. There are rights that protect you if anything goes wrong with what you have purchased, and you can use chargeback to get your card issuer to reverse the charges.
Use Twickets to ensure that you don’t miss out on the best of this year’s amazing summer festivals but if you do you can always check my post about Attending the Best UK Festivals for Free. The Twitter account and mobile app allows real fans to purchase tickets at the right price, ensuring that seats are full, but the ticket touts pockets are empty.
If you have a nice Tip to share just drop me a line at kelly(@)brokeinlondon.com.
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