End of the road for ticket tout rip-off merchants
TWO of Britain’s big four ticket tout sites have been shut down after a Record campaign.
Toxic sites Get Me In! and Seatwave were used by parent company Ticketmaster to boost profits, allowing some of Britain’s worst touts to make millions by ripping off fans.
The Get Me In website told would-be customers that all unsold tickets were being removed from the site. It stated: “From now on, you will no longer be able to buy or sell tickets with Get Me In!
“If you have previously purchased or sold tickets with Get Me In!, you can still access your account and manage your order in the same way you always have.” The closure is tied up with Ticketmaster’s initiative to resell tickets on their primary site with no mark-up allowed.
On Twitter, pressure group FanFair Alliance tweeted: “Two down.”
Spokesman Adam Webb said: “This is a symbolic change and highlights the progress being made in overhauling the secondary market.”
WELCOME Adam Webb