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Ticketmaster to shut down controversial resale sites

by Purvai Dua
13th Aug 18 9:58 am

Ticketmaster is set to shut down controversial resale sites, GetMeIn and Seatwave, in a bid to crackdown on touts.

The ticketing company, owned by Live Nation, would now replace the websites with a fan-to-fan exchange selling tickets at face value or below.

The Ticketmaster UK managing director, Andrew Parsons, added: “We know that fans are tired of seeing tickets being snapped up just to find them being resold for a profit on secondary websites, so we have taken action.

“Closing down our secondary sites and creating a ticket exchange on Ticketmaster has always been our long-term plan. We’re excited to launch our redesigned website, which will make buying and selling tickets fast and simple, with all tickets in the same place. Our new Ticketmaster ticket exchange lets fans sell tickets they can’t use directly through their Ticketmaster account, for the price originally paid or less.”

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