Do I have a dream job for you @viagogo

28 February, 2012 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

This job may now be a bit of a nightmare on the back of the ‘Dispatches’ exposé of The Great Ticket Scandal.

It’s really ####ing shady! Viagogo employee in The Great Ticket Scandal.

Marketing Executive

at viagogo you’ll work with fun people who are committed to helping fans gain access to tickets to the best live events in the world!

One of the required Skills and Attributes is “A sense of humour;-)

The Great Ticket Scandal in summary:

Viagogo takes the most flack (not surprisingly they attempted to block the broadcast with an injunction), but Seatwave and others named are not without blame. Promoters LiveNation and SJM are also incriminated for duping fans with a 90/10 split (in their favour)  on the markup on tickets withheld from the primary marketplace and allocated to resellers like Viagogo.

1.      SECONDARY MARKET COMPETITION WITH PRIMARY MARKET

Viagogo staff compete directly with real fans to buy tickets from primary ticket sellers, like Ticketmaster, for in demand events as soon as they go on sale. To get around systems put in place to prevent bulk buying of tickets, Viagogo staff use multiple credit cards registered to different addresses.

2.      PRIMARY MARKET SHORTCHANGED

major promoters allocate hundreds or even thousands of tickets to be sold through their (Viagogo)  website at well above the face value. Tickets for recent gigs and tours by Coldplay, Rihanna, Westlife, Take That, and V Festival have been allocated by the promoters in this way.

The Dispatches episode on the Channel 4 website:

The Great Ticket Scandal  (not available online outside the UK)

Outside the UK watch the exposé on YouTube (in 4 parts):

The Great Ticket Scandal (outside the UK)

Various recent articles:

Entry filed under: box office, LiveNation, News, scalping. Tags: , , , , , , .

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