Is it legal to buy tickets and resell them?

Secondary ticketing refers to the practice of reselling tickets for an event, such as a rock concert or a football match. However, it is still perfectly legal to resell tickets for other events such as gigs and concerts, as long as the sale abides by consumer protection laws.

Is reselling tickets online illegal?

In the US, ticket scalping is the practice of buying and reselling event tickets by private citizens, rather than by the sponsoring venue or organization, usually at a much higher price than their face value. Laws about ticket scalping vary by state, and there is no federal law that prohibits the practice.

Is ticket touting illegal UK?

Are ticket touts still allowed to operate in the UK? The general resale of football tickets is illegal under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 unless the resale is authorised by the organiser of the match. However, the re-selling of live music tickets for profit is not against the law in the UK.

Can I sell tickets for more than face value?

It’s illegal to sell or buy tickets for more than 10% above the original sale value, with fines of $2438 for sellers and $609.50 for buyers. The only exception is if the seller is fundraising for a registered nonprofit. These laws have been in place since 2006.

Why are resale tickets more expensive?

When the supply of tickets for a given event available through authorized ticket sellers is depleted, the event is considered “sold out”, generally increasing the market value for any tickets on offer through secondary sellers.

Is it illegal to sell tickets above face value?

In New South Wales it is against the law to resell tickets above the original value plus 10 per cent. The NSW laws also include a protection for consumers preventing tickets that have been resold at or below face value plus 10 per cent being cancelled by event organisers.

What is it called when you sell tickets illegally?

Ticket resale (also known as ticket scalping or ticket touting) is the act of reselling tickets for admission to events. Tickets are bought from licensed sellers and are then sold for a price determined by the individual or company in possession of the tickets.

What is a secondary ticket seller?

The “secondary market” is commonly understood as the ecosystem in which ticket holders, and usually professional resellers (ticket brokers and scalpers), have resold tickets at a higher price for profit. Those same tickets often show up in multiple outlets as the sellers have many sites available to sell through.

Is it legal to resell tickets on Stubhub?

You will have no problem to list the tickets that you bought at the box office of the venue. You will have to list them as physical tickets and when they sell Stubhub will provide a mailing label for you to ship via UPS. Good luck with your sale.

Do resale tickets drop in price?

Yes they do. You just have to give it time and keep checking back. Typically, as the event date gets closer, ticket holders selling on the StubHub marketplace will lower their prices so as to get rid of the inventory of tickets they have, for better to make money at a cheaper rate than to completely lose your profit.

Is reselling shoes illegal?

Generally, it’s not illegal to resell an item that you have legitimately purchased. Once you have purchased something at retail it is yours to do with as you choose. If you’re using manufacturers’ logos to advertise the products you’re reselling, you need their permission.

What is a benefit of buying from a secondary ticket market?

Resale ticket markets — also known as secondary ticket markets — allow season ticket holders to recoup costs by selling unneeded tickets, as well as creating an alternative supply of tickets that reduce the need for fans to commit to a season’s pass.