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Imagine two tickets to see Ed Sheeran cost £150, but you can't get them before they sell out so buy two invalid ones for £400. Ed's been against having people be extorted to see him, and you knew all along anything you didn't buy direct from him isn't going to work.

At the concert, Ed declines your invalid ticket, deliberately marks that ticket as 'invalid' so you can get your money back from the ticket tout Viagogo, and then offers you a new ticket at the old, cheaper price. Yet you still complain.

Who complains about having to queue to get £250 of money? Especially a Brit? That was Samantha Dutton's story.

It does seem to have done the trick though, with Yasmin Campbell saying she "will never buy from Viagogo again".

Do you support ticket touts botting ticket sales, hoarding tickets and extorting fans? Do you think Sheeran's approach works?
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Yeah that is pretty stupid...But that’s like what, a few fans?
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(Original post by ThomH97)
Imagine two tickets to see Ed Sheeran cost £150, but you can't get them before they sell out so buy two invalid ones for £400. Ed's been against having people be extorted to see him, and you knew all along anything you didn't buy direct from him isn't going to work.

At the concert, Ed declines your invalid ticket, deliberately marks that ticket as 'invalid' so you can get your money back from the ticket tout Viagogo, and then offers you a new ticket at the old, cheaper price. Yet you still complain.

Who complains about having to queue to get £250 of money? Especially a Brit? That was Samantha Dutton's story.

It does seem to have done the trick though, with Yasmin Campbell saying she "will never buy from Viagogo again".

Do you support ticket touts botting ticket sales, hoarding tickets and extorting fans? Do you think Sheeran's approach works?
The invalid tickets thing hasn't been widely published, so people not knowing about it isn't that far fetched.

And yes, they were offered legitimate tickets at face value, but that still relies on having a couple of hundred quid available. The refunds for the invalid tickets were taking a week plus.


Right to take a stand, but not executed in the best way.
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The invalid tickets thing hasn't been widely published, so people not knowing about it isn't that far fetched.

And yes, they were offered legitimate tickets at face value, but that still relies on having a couple of hundred quid available. The refunds for the invalid tickets were taking a week plus.


Right to take a stand, but not executed in the best way.
Worst case is, you've gained £250 for a wasted trip and a life lesson to not buy non-transferable stuff. I don't blame Sheeran for Viagogo being able to con people into believing their invalid tickets were valid, it's not his responsibility, it's trading standards'. And the duration of the refund is Viagogo and your credit card, the invalid ticket is not Sheeran's concern. I also can't think of a better way given the government's refusal to do something. It's certainly better than refusing invalid tickets without reserving real tickets to sell in their place.
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you lost me at the 1st sentence, too much maths...

what exactly happened..?
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you lost me at the 1st sentence, too much maths...

what exactly happened..?
You got ripped off by a ticket tout. Sheeran lets you buy the same ticket at the proper price having reserved it for you. Sheeran cancels the ticket so you can get a refund from the tout. This lets you see the concert, and puts and extra £250 in your pocket. However, you have to queue for your new ticket and log onto the tout's website for the refund.
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You got ripped off by a ticket tout. Sheeran lets you buy the same ticket at the proper price having reserved it for you. Sheeran cancels the ticket so you can get a refund from the tout. This lets you see the concert, and puts and extra £250 in your pocket. However, you have to queue for your new ticket and log onto the tout's website for the refund.
Ok? What's the problem? lol he's buying his fans, of course. He's probably had to buy women as well by the looks of him, what's new
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You got ripped off by a ticket tout. Sheeran lets you buy the same ticket at the proper price having reserved it for you. Sheeran cancels the ticket so you can get a refund from the tout. This lets you see the concert, and puts and extra £250 in your pocket. However, you have to queue for your new ticket and log onto the tout's website for the refund.
But you have to have the extra money in your pocket in the first placen in order to re-buy those tickets, the refund isn't immediate. Lots of people don't. Hence the controversy.
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Ok? What's the problem? lol he's buying his fans, of course. He's probably had to buy women as well by the looks of him, what's new
I don't see the problem. But Samantha Dutton the famous Ed Sheeran fan wasn't happy.
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Ed Sheeran is a respectable chap. Hands down to him for making a stand because let's be honest this whole ticket re-sale thing is out of hand
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I don't see the problem. But Samantha Dutton the famous Ed Sheeran fan wasn't happy.
well i dont really give a ****, I think his fans are idiots for other reasons
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Let this be a lesson not to frequent ticket touts in future.
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Let this be a lesson to get a better taste in music.
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Fair play to Ed, but honestly some people just need to learn their lesson the hard way. I thought it was common knowledge to avoid these methods of concert ticket purchase.
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Imagine two tickets to see Ed Sheeran cost £150, but you can't get them before they sell out so buy two invalid ones for £400. Ed's been against having people be extorted to see him, and you knew all along anything you didn't buy direct from him isn't going to work.

At the concert, Ed declines your invalid ticket, deliberately marks that ticket as 'invalid' so you can get your money back from the ticket tout Viagogo, and then offers you a new ticket at the old, cheaper price. Yet you still complain.

Who complains about having to queue to get £250 of money? Especially a Brit? That was Samantha Dutton's story.

It does seem to have done the trick though, with Yasmin Campbell saying she "will never buy from Viagogo again".

Do you support ticket touts botting ticket sales, hoarding tickets and extorting fans? Do you think Sheeran's approach works?
Why are Ed Sheeran's fans idiots?

They're no different than any fan who's desperate to see their favourite singer/star. When they can't get legit tickets, they buy tickets from ticket touts. It's no different from tickets to any other event - live sports, music performances, theatre etc.

Sheeran's method works if it stops touts buying up every ticket only to sell them at hugely inflated prices to desperate fans.

The govt should step in to make touting illegal.
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Why are Ed Sheeran's fans idiots?

They're no different than any fan who's desperate to see their favourite singer/star. When they can't get legit tickets, they buy tickets from ticket touts. It's no different from tickets to any other event - live sports, music performances, theatre etc.

Sheeran's method works if it stops touts buying up every ticket only to sell them at hugely inflated prices to desperate fans.

The govt should step in to make touting illegal.
Sheeran's method works because he sells them a ticket at the right price when they arrive having bought an invalid ticket, officially declaring their ticket invalid so they are entitled to a refund from the tout. He's saved people hundreds of pounds yet some are still complaining.
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