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Title: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 12:49:25 pm
Holy hell, this is absurd.  This is from the Ticketfly page for the Killers show; public sale is this Friday.

"Super Excellent Seats are non-transferable. The ID of the person attending must match the purchaser’s name, which will be printed on the ticket face."

Keep in mind, the balcony seats for this show are $200.  That's more than the Foo show.  Or Lorde (whose prices are the only as high as Foo, thus far).  So you pay MAJOR cash-eesh for tickets five months out, and there is no way to sell them or even let your family/friends use them if you can't attend, for any reason.  That's fucking absurd.  ABSURD.

Now, all the Foo tickets are non-transferable.  I get that, the show sold out in minutes and (whether you like Foo or not), it's a special and unusual event.  They are avoiding the $1000 scalped tickets.

But, even though I get the Foo thing, it's a problem.  The tickets went on sale months before the show.  It's impossible to lock that in absolutely.  When 9:30 or Black Cat has done this in the past, it's been a surprise show and tickets were sold just weeks before the show.  Of course not perfect for some, but a reasonable expectation that folks who buy tickets can go to the show, and to limit it to original purchasers.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 12:55:14 pm
Totally agree with the policy...
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 12:57:30 pm
Oh man, this policy is for those tickets for every show.   When you click on "What are super excellent seats?""

Good question!

When we created The Anthem, we realized that the first few rows of each balcony were so ridiculously great that we decided to give you the opportunity to buy them for each show, even when it's general admission.

So, like first class on airplanes, sporting events, and the usual hedonistic situations, the best of the best costs more.  But, in this case, we are keeping these for the real fans, and making sure these get into your hands and not the hands of scalpers.  So the person that buys them will have to be the one that picks them ujp.  No, you can't scalp them either, sorry.

Get ready for the best seats in the house.  And you can actually buy them.

Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on August 09, 2017, 12:59:47 pm
You couldn't pay me $200 to see the Killers.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:02:44 pm
I don't.  And I spend a lot of money on tickets, don't much care what they cost, and let them go unused more than I should.  But, the "unused" are $20, 30, 40 tickets.

For instance, I very much want to go to QOTSA, but have a major event that might interfere.  In fact, that major event is why I want to get a balcony seat -- may get there late, and I need to do my best to stay rested and in good form for the weekend. 

This poses two concerns.

(1) good chance I may not make the show, so would either sell my super special ticket (I always sell for face, and normally to fellow boardies) or let a friend go in my stead;
(2) I didn't get a super special ticket, so have been watching for one. If one goes on Stubhub, am I about to buy a ticket that I can't actually use (and I can pretty much assure you, with the first dozen shows, purchasers were NOT aware of)?
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:03:42 pm
You couldn't pay me $200 to see the Killers.
You could pay me, but I wouldn't pay $200.  That said, I have major issues with the policy, because I would easily pay $100-200 for a bunch of shows.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Yada on August 09, 2017, 01:06:35 pm
You couldn't pay me $200 to see the Killers.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 01:07:55 pm
Do you understand that if it was not for this policy you often would not stand a chance of getting balcony tix as scalpers would lap them up and resell at markup???
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:11:14 pm
So, like first class on airplanes, sporting events, and the usual hedonistic situations, the best of the best costs more.
One of the benefits/costs of First Class is that the ticket is refundable.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:12:15 pm
Do you understand that if it was not for this policy you often would not stand a chance of getting balcony tix as scalpers would lap them up and resell at markup???
I will never get them now, as it is too much of a gamble 4 to 5 months out.  So, there's no difference.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 01:18:24 pm
Sorry but i cannot feel sorry for you..i mean should seats be auctioned off??  You benefit from the policy by getting cheaper tix than having to go to scslpers so even if you cant make it oce in a while it will be a wash...because of this policy i got to see acdc from second row center for 100$....if paperless for premium had not existed that seat would have been three or four times as much
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 09, 2017, 01:19:01 pm
Let me guess the part of this conversation I cannot see: Hutch thinks Seth is the sun and his magnificence shines on us all, and any who critiques anything IMP does ever is an idolater.

Am I close?
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 01:23:56 pm
I am in favor of non transferable tickets for all shows...bye bye scalpers


that has been my position for years..has nothin to do with seth
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:28:02 pm
I think I.M.P. is the sun.  Doesn't mean I agree with everything.

Hadn't thought about those huge arena shows that do the same thing.  And I hate that policy as well.  Thus far I've never bought tickets with those limitations, but I've been in a group of four purchased by a friend under that policy.

There has to be a better way.  I don't know what it is.  And for now, fine, I have to make my own decisions.  Losing $400 is a lot (as I would never buy jsut one ticket, and you really can't because they go so fast, whoever gets in has to grab 'em).
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on August 09, 2017, 01:29:26 pm
I'm glad hutch does not run clubs I go to.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 09, 2017, 01:49:13 pm
I'm glad hutch does not run clubs I go to.
me too...only because it would probably go out of business before you could see the show you bought tickets to

I do think there should be some loop hole where if you had a death in the family or a medical emergency...you could just get a refund
That would stop the scalpers as the venue could just resell them no problem (maybe charge a 10% restocking fee)
I guess Ticketfly doesn't do that stupid ticket insurance that tickemaster does...that would be a way to save you there


Don't get me wrong...love the idea of non-transferable tickets
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 09, 2017, 01:51:31 pm
I'm glad hutch does not run clubs I go to.
me too...only because it would probably go out of business before you could see the show you bought tickets to
Sick burn, bro. #927SqFt #NeverForget
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 02:11:43 pm
I'm glad hutch does not run clubs I go to.
me too...only because it would probably go out of business before you could see the show you bought tickets to



From Mr Could not afford to see $20 show a few minutes from his home.....
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: grateful on August 09, 2017, 02:15:19 pm
From Mr Could not afford to see $20 show a few minutes from his home.....

(Didn't really want to)
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 09, 2017, 02:42:48 pm
From Mr Could not afford to see $20 show a few minutes from his home.....
price wasn't the object...timing was
I'm saving my night out for PopTone
Sounds like it was fun, but honestly, sounded like a funny idea as the bong gets passed around, but in reality...a whole show, I dunno
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 09, 2017, 02:44:22 pm
#927SqFt
julie...not trying to doxx ya...but I saw a street view of your abode...what does the county record say your house SQ footage is
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 03:25:57 pm
My relationship with billy joel is complex....
yikes...mine is too...being from long island and all
if you get a plus 1 call me

Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 09, 2017, 04:03:18 pm
well you didn't get one did ya

So we never got a final head count...more than 57?
I don't think that many showed up for the freeman show
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: hutch on August 09, 2017, 04:24:25 pm
I would have bought you one.


Sorry to say show was packed...prob 90 to 95 % sold

I posted that last night on the ween thread
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Yada on August 10, 2017, 08:55:52 am
I would have bought you one.


Sorry to say show was packed...prob 90 to 95 % sold

I posted that last night on the ween thread

you resurrected the non important ween thread. Come on hutch.

Also, why does sidehatch have jules' address?

Also, I just realized sidehutch still owes me a home brew + a beer I bought him at Pier 6 (I'm turning into hutch).

Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 10, 2017, 09:49:48 am
Also, why does sidehatch have jules' address?
Our torrid love affair has been exposed! Three lives ruined!
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 10, 2017, 10:14:34 am
so ticketfly is doing the same thing as Ticketbastard
they asked me if I wanted to resell my LCD tix on LYTE?
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 10, 2017, 10:15:34 am
Also, why does sidehatch have jules' address?
Our torrid love affair has been exposed! Three lives ruined!
I just puked in my mouth
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Space Freely on August 10, 2017, 10:17:28 am
Also, why does sidehatch have jules' address?
Our torrid love affair has been exposed! Three lives ruined!

Is Hutch one of the three?
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Schulzenstein on August 10, 2017, 10:21:35 am
Received an email today asking me if i'd like to resell one of my Anthem tickets on Lyte. Anyone else know anything about this partnership between Lyte and Ticketfly?
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 10, 2017, 11:00:39 am
Also, why does sidehatch have jules' address?
Our torrid love affair has been exposed! Three lives ruined!

Is Hutch one of the three?
No, I can't take credit for that. I was going with Misses Hatch.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 10, 2017, 11:01:41 am
so ticketfly is doing the same thing as Ticketbastard
they asked me if I wanted to resell my LCD tix on LYTE?
SETH IS THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE STARS AND DOES EVERYTHING OUT OF PURE LOVE FOR HIS CUSTOMERS AND MUSIC.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: grateful on August 11, 2017, 09:13:33 am
Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-ticketing-idUSKBN1AQ2DB
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: sweetcell on August 12, 2017, 05:06:50 pm
I do think there should be some loop hole where if you had a death in the family or a medical emergency...you could just get a refund

for heavily over-sold show, like the Foos, seems to me there would be little harm in offering refunds.  it's not like those refunded tickets wouldn't be resold in an instant.  yes, there is additional cost to the promoter/ticketing agent/venue/etc, but those costs are pretty minimal compared to the goodwill it would engender. 
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on September 26, 2017, 09:49:46 pm
Received an email today asking me if i'd like to resell one of my Anthem tickets on Lyte. Anyone else know anything about this partnership between Lyte and Ticketfly?
Curious if anyone has any details on Lyte?
I'm looking to move my LCD 10/17 tix and was considering using that
but when I got it going, it does face...minus all the fees
I paid $25 in fees and if I use Lyte, looks like I eat those :(

But do they automatically take them even if there isn't a buyer (unlike stubhub and others)

Here are the t&c's

Your Use of the Service

1    The Service allows you (a) to submit to us a request for a buyback purchase offer for an unused electronic ticket to a sports, music, theatre or other event (each, a “Ticket”) that you would like to sell, and (b) if we agree to purchase the Ticket and you agree to our proposed Ticket purchase price and, if prompted, upload your Ticket to the Lyte website, to sell the Ticket to us.
 2  To submit a Ticket to the Service: you must request a buyback purchase offer price through the Lyte website. We will instantly notify you whether we are willing to purchase your Ticket and, if so, at what price. The price quoted to you will be net of all fees incurred by us for providing the Service. If you accept our proposed purchase price and if prompted, upload the Ticket through the Lyte website, and provided that you comply with these Terms and that the applicable event is not cancelled or postponed, we will initiate a transfer of the purchase price to your PayPal account within one business day after the date of the applicable event. You acknowledge and understand that there may be a delay, after we initiate the transfer, before PayPal credits your account with the transferred funds.


 I went through the process and they quoted me face value, but I don't get paid until after the show?
I didn't finish as I'd like to at least recoup the fees if possible


also...I have tix to other anthem shows and only the LCD one is able to use LYTE


last edit...here is their tag line

Lyte is the fan-to-fan exchange for sold out events


the other events I have tix to are not sold out
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on September 27, 2017, 12:42:16 pm
My question -- will Lyte accept the non-transferrable super special seated tickets?  I would not be surprised if the answer is no.
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: ikke til salg - hatch ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on September 27, 2017, 02:27:58 pm
My question -- will Lyte accept the non-transferrable super special seated tickets?  I would not be surprised if the answer is no.
Go to lyte and link your ticketfly account and they will tell you which ones are eligible
Title: Re: $200 Anthem Tix NON-TRANSFERABLE
Post by: Bags on September 27, 2017, 04:39:55 pm
My question -- will Lyte accept the non-transferrable super special seated tickets?  I would not be surprised if the answer is no.
Go to lyte and link your ticketfly account and they will tell you which ones are eligible

Thanks.  I probably don't need Lyte, as I'm not purchasing the non-transferable tickets -- it's way too chancy something could keep me from being able to attend.  I suppose it doesn't matter, as they seem to sell out, but I would likely buy them pretty often otherwise.