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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 05:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thought I'd have a look to see how many tickets had turned up on ebay, considering that only the privileged few can buy them at the moment.
One seller, under the name of 'mishmash7' has the following for sale:-

Manchester - 16 Tickets at £75 each

Birmingham - 12 Tickets at £70 each

Wembley - 12 Tickets at £95 each

He says he has booking confirmation letters for all of the tickets.

I'm sure that someone can work out how much he stands to make out of these.

I have been a fan since the mid '70's, and was privileged to see Queen twice. But I haven't been a member of the fan club since the early eighties and joined Queenonline to late to get the codes sent to me. I want to go to Cardiff and will have to take what I can get tomorrow (hopefully). If I miss out because of prats like 'mishmash7' abusing the system, I will be very very pissy.

(He's so obviously not a fan, as he describes the gig as featuring Roger Waters (!), Brian May and Paul Rodgers).


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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's much the same for German tickets which were not on any presales. I bought my tickets 10 minutes after the sales started on eventim.de but there was not a single first category ticket available. So I settled for 2nd best but all the front row tickets and best seats are now on ebay. This was not the work of some "code snipers", it's the whole corrupt ticket selling system.


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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love to know how scum like him (or her) get so many tickets when buying is 'protected' with the passcode scheme.

There must be others like him, which makes me very curious as to how many tickets have been bought so far and whats left for people buying when the tickets go on general sale.

I hope there's plenty of tickets left for fans who haven't been able to take part in the presale :)

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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

someone stops these profiteers! Isn't it clearly stated on ebay that tickets can't be re-sold there?


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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I reckon he/she stands to make at least £1400 to £1500 from his sales.

I did consider making an official complaint, but what if he's duped people into passing on their codes to him (I know you think this is unlikely YV). Kind, thoughtful and generous fans could find themselves in the crapper if this was investigated. I don't agree with the amount of gratuitous swearing there seems to be on this site at the moment. But there are some real wankers around!


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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's possible that he got the codes from unsuspecting fans who wanted to help. It's possible that codes were sold to him in silence. It's possible (unlikely?) that codes leaked from ticketmaster, we do not know.

However, wasn't it in the rules that the attempt to sell the tickets with a profit would lead to cancelling the purchase? There might be a possibility for ticketmaster to stop these ebay trades, they only need to try.

To Queensite: no, it's not forbidden to sell tickets on ebay, you only cannot sell personalized tickets, for example airway tickets with a name printed on.



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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on Ebay Italy selling concert tickets is strictly forbidden, and there are some Milan tickets up for auction there...


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Posted: 21 Jan 05, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yes, someone else selling tickets on eBay says it'll be the first time Queen have played together since 1991 - and will feature Brian, Roger and John...

Bit of a downer, but let's not get too upset over it.

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Posted: 22 Jan 05, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I've just got my two standing tickets for Cardiff seats have already sold out (my partners not very happy, she's only 5' tall!). Did you get yours Hangman? still arsey about the touts though. Good luck everyone !


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