Ever experienced the frustration of trying to buy concert tickets online? Only to find yourself hitting “refresh” over and over again…before seeing the “Sold Out” message appear withing a few minutes.
How does this happen? Scalpers have developed “scalper bots” that buy up large groups of seats all at once, leaving the rest of us shut out.
The Ontario government is trying to do something about it – – with our input. A government website says:
Over the past decade, there has been a big change in the way tickets are bought and sold. Tickets are mostly sold online, which has allowed for the rapid growth of ticket resale websites.
While the internet has given fans more and faster options to buy and sell tickets, it’s also created new challenges. Tickets often sell out within moments and many are then posted to resale sites at a much higher price than the face value of the ticket.
Under Ontario’s Ticket Specualtion Act, event tickets can be resold above face value if they are verified by the original seller or sold with a money-back guarantee. But there is growing concern about the fairness of these rules and whether all consumers have an equal shot at buying affordable tickets to their favourite events.
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