End of the road for ticket tout rip-off mer­chants

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY MARK McGIVERN

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

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