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GAA cancel tickets being resold above face value

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,934 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stoner


    Oldtree wrote:
    good, stick it to the profiteering touts.


    Good stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭ howiya


    As of now there are 55 tickets on seatwave and 51 on viagogo. Has Croke Park actually cancelled these tickets or is it just bluster?

    They have a business relationship with ticketmaster. I'm not sure why but some tickets go on ticketmaster with most seeming to go on sale through tickets.ie.

    Ticketmaster own Seatwave so surely the GAA could force Seatwave to prohibit selling these tickets through their existing relationship. If they don't it would imply they are not serious about dealing with the resale of tickets above face value.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,814 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    I would never sell a ticket above seat value, but is a seat not a commodity like anything else? A piece of jewellry, a piece of art etc.

    The GAA themselves sell tickets to a final for a premium, why shouldn't somebody who is lucky enough to get one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,357 ✭✭✭ dubrov


    It's all bluster. There is no way to reliably implement it.

    Next you'll see some granny in the news who has had her dying wish crushed when her ticket was cancelled by mistake


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Alan Milton director of communications on Morning Ireland,lots more ticket cancellations on the way.Good work by the GAA,despicable behaviour selling tickets on above face value.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    dubrov wrote: »
    It's all bluster. There is no way to reliably implement it.

    It's very easy to implement. Each seat has a unique barcode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,357 ✭✭✭ dubrov


    It's very easy to implement. Each seat has a unique barcode.


    How do you prove the ticket was oversold?

    Viagogo and the like will just indicate the section the ticket is in.

    Also, even if it does mention an exact seat number, it may not be correct and certainly not enough to cancel a ticket


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Hammer Archer


    dubrov wrote: »
    How do you prove the ticket was oversold?

    Viagogo and the like will just indicate the section the ticket is in.

    Also, even if it does mention an exact seat number, it may not be correct and certainly not enough to cancel a ticket
    Well there are 4 Hoganstand tickets for the Mayo - Kerry game on Seatwave for over €66 each (face value is €45). Section, row and seat numbers are visible (section 336, Row SS, seats 22 - 25). There's the proof in this case.

    Quite frankly, if the GAA don't cancel every ticket on Seatwave and make it very clear to Ticketmaster to stop the carry on, they're hypocrites. Plain and simple.
    Personally, I think all GAA tickets online should be sold on tickets.ie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,930 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Seatwave are an absolute scam of a website and Ticketmaster are the same. Cowboys.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,100 ✭✭✭ Oldtree


    Gaa claiming on news that blocked long term premium tickets and box's, and ticket seller company been warned.

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0811/896646-gaa-tickets/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,100 ✭✭✭ Oldtree




  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,593 DoctaDee


    You can pretty much track the stand tickets - but the Hill/Nally would be harder to enforce

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