The lucky $1 Adele ticket

Central Leader - - HEALTH & BEAUTY - STAFF RE­PORTER

Tick­ets for Adele’s Auck­land con­certs sold for as lit­tle as $1 on Trade Me.

The English singer’s three Auck­land dates sold out within min­utes in Novem­ber, and re­sales climbed into the thou­sands of dol­lars.

But Trade Me says one lucky Kiwi man­aged to score an in­cred­i­ble bar­gain, pick­ing up a ticket for a sin­gle dol­lar in the lead up to the shows.

Tick­ets to Adele started at $100, with prices in­creas­ing for VIP pack­ages and seats close to the stage.

Al­though Trade Me only had one auc­tion where a ticket sold for a dol­lar, there were oth­ers who man­aged to pick up tick­ets at less than re­tail prices.

The site had five tick­ets that went for $75.

The aver­age ticket price of tick­ets resold on Trade Me was around $150 - more than the orig­i­nal price of the cheap seats, but sig­nif­i­cantly cheaper that many re­sales.

An Auck­land woman spent more than $1000 on what she thought were two VIP tick­ets through re­sale site Vi­a­gogo, only to dis­cover she’d been sold stall tick­ets worth $100 each.

The most ex­pen­sive Adele tick­ets sold on Trade Me was a list­ing for 3 tick­ets which went for $5000.

Trade Me had to re­move 229 Adele list­ings since tick­ets went on sale in Novem­ber.

PHIL WAL­TER

Adele’s Auck­land con­certs sold out within min­utes.

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