Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9521 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1619

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1333935 30-Jun-2015 10:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

keewee01: 

TradeMe should just pull all auctions for tickets.


Yup. Would save them time and headaches however, theyll leave it be due to $$$.





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk


220 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  # 1333938 30-Jun-2015 10:25
2 people support this post
Send private message

Selling out of tickets shouldn't be the end of their job.
The stadium (or venue) should be full if there is demand.
If draconian scalping rules prevent this it's bad, on-selling is necessary.

These days, there should be a proper exchange/refund sytem hosted by the ticketing agency (with 'fair' and practical rules to prevent scalping).

Guessing there isn't enough demand for it from NZ events though. (Amazon, Google or Apple will probably sort it out one day ?)

 
 
 
 


20067 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6112

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1333971 30-Jun-2015 10:53
Send private message

DarthKermit: Whatever you do, don't try to sell tickets on TradeMe


Woah! Some of those comments would breach thier T&C's and those commentators could be removed (Should).


1255 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 537


  # 1333974 30-Jun-2015 10:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

Those TradeMe comments are gold - quite entertaining.  

At the end of the day though, is scalping any different from buying any other item as an investment?  Some people buy art, antiques, classic cars, houses, etc. expecting that they will wait for the value to increase over a number of years before selling and making a profit.  With concert or sports tickets, you obviously have to sell them before the event which might be months or only days away.  But surely the same in principle.  So I have no problem with people scalping, but if they are doing this to make a quick buck, should they be paying tax on the profit?

k14

587 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76


  # 1333980 30-Jun-2015 10:59
One person supports this post
Send private message

keewee01: Just heard John Duffy from TradeMe on RadioLIVE. TM's point of view is that they will pull the auction if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold.
I'm sorry, but WTF?

That is just hypocracy - what difference does it make if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold or not? In that case Ticketek will cancel the tickets anyway so any buyer is stuffed.

TradeMe should just pull all auctions for tickets.

Which is strange, because during the cricket world cup they would pull every single auction that was put up regardless of whether or not the ticket numbers were identifiable (usually within 1-2 hours of them going up). I did manage to buy some tickets off trademe for the world cup but only because the seller also had a car for sale which had their cellphone number on the car advert. They genuinely couldn't make the game and I paid face value for them which I thought was more than fair.

k14

587 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76


  # 1333982 30-Jun-2015 11:00
Send private message

groynk: Selling out of tickets shouldn't be the end of their job.
The stadium (or venue) should be full if there is demand.
If draconian scalping rules prevent this it's bad, on-selling is necessary.

These days, there should be a proper exchange/refund sytem hosted by the ticketing agency (with 'fair' and practical rules to prevent scalping).

Guessing there isn't enough demand for it from NZ events though. (Amazon, Google or Apple will probably sort it out one day ?)

Already sorted, try Stubhub. Although possibly owned by Facebook/Google/Amazon/Ebay.

6894 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 654

Trusted

  # 1334032 30-Jun-2015 11:50
Send private message

My only thoughts on this is that they should have a way of advising that the event has sold out.
I was in a virtual queue for quite a long time (half and hour plus) to find they'd all sold in under 1 minute.
Not sure what form that would take, maybe a specific separate website for a known big event for instance.  Aint no point in waiting in a queue when it should have a sign up advising everyone to go home.



1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 169

Trusted

  # 1334033 30-Jun-2015 11:51
Send private message

andrew027: Those TradeMe comments are gold - quite entertaining.  

At the end of the day though, is scalping any different from buying any other item as an investment?  Some people buy art, antiques, classic cars, houses, etc. expecting that they will wait for the value to increase over a number of years before selling and making a profit.  With concert or sports tickets, you obviously have to sell them before the event which might be months or only days away.  But surely the same in principle.  So I have no problem with people scalping, but if they are doing this to make a quick buck, should they be paying tax on the profit?



They 100% should be paying tax on those profits - IRD rules are very clear that anything resold that makes a profit, when the original purchase was with the intention of resale - then tax has to be paid on that profit. (or words to that affect)

6894 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 654

Trusted

  # 1334034 30-Jun-2015 11:52
Send private message

Oh and the other thing is why are radio stations allowed these types of corporate tickets for prizes for events that would sell to fans directly.
This event does not require additional advertising, so I don't see any difference between corporate prize tickets and scalping.

1237 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 60


  # 1334035 30-Jun-2015 11:55
Send private message


1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 169

Trusted

  # 1334036 30-Jun-2015 11:55
Send private message

Jaxson: My only thoughts on this is that they should have a way of advising that the event has sold out.
I was in a virtual queue for quite a long time (half and hour plus) to find they'd all sold in under 1 minute.
Not sure what form that would take, maybe a specific separate website for a known big event for instance.  Aint no point in waiting in a queue when it should have a sign up advising everyone to go home.


But that isn't true as I bought my tickets at 4:45pm; the fact that I got tickets in my cart 3 other times between 4:10pm and my successful payment at 4:45pm suggest there were tickets still available right through. It always failed during the payment process, because either their payment system was failing, or I was reaching the 12min maximum connection time and getting kicked and had to try again. Ticketek's systems are very flawed.

2091 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 849


  # 1334037 30-Jun-2015 11:56
Send private message

Jaxson: Oh and the other thing is why are radio stations allowed these types of corporate tickets for prizes for events that would sell to fans directly.
This event does not require additional advertising, so I don't see any difference between corporate prize tickets and scalping.


They are totally different - they are a marketing/promotional item - not neccessarily for that particular event but as part of an ongoing relationship, plus those tickets are provided by the event organiser.

I don't have an issue with these, I have an issue with joe public taking tickets meant for the public and selling them for heaps. But as before - will always be an issue if people are willing to pay it.

1861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 992


  # 1334060 30-Jun-2015 12:23
Send private message

k14:
keewee01: Just heard John Duffy from TradeMe on RadioLIVE. TM's point of view is that they will pull the auction if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold.
I'm sorry, but WTF?

That is just hypocracy - what difference does it make if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold or not? In that case Ticketek will cancel the tickets anyway so any buyer is stuffed.

TradeMe should just pull all auctions for tickets.

Which is strange, because during the cricket world cup they would pull every single auction that was put up regardless of whether or not the ticket numbers were identifiable (usually within 1-2 hours of them going up). I did manage to buy some tickets off trademe for the world cup but only because the seller also had a car for sale which had their cellphone number on the car advert. They genuinely couldn't make the game and I paid face value for them which I thought was more than fair.


I could be wrong here, and hopefully someone will correct me in that case, but the cricket world cup may well have been declared a 'national event' and therefore covered by (anti)scalping laws, i.e. making on-selling illegal by law, causing trademe to cancel them.  The Super15 final has not been declared a national event.




The first 5 days after the weekend are the hardest.




1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 169

Trusted

  # 1334099 30-Jun-2015 13:24
Send private message

floydbloke:
k14:
keewee01: Just heard John Duffy from TradeMe on RadioLIVE. TM's point of view is that they will pull the auction if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold.
I'm sorry, but WTF?

That is just hypocracy - what difference does it make if Ticketek can identify the seats being sold or not? In that case Ticketek will cancel the tickets anyway so any buyer is stuffed.

TradeMe should just pull all auctions for tickets.

Which is strange, because during the cricket world cup they would pull every single auction that was put up regardless of whether or not the ticket numbers were identifiable (usually within 1-2 hours of them going up). I did manage to buy some tickets off trademe for the world cup but only because the seller also had a car for sale which had their cellphone number on the car advert. They genuinely couldn't make the game and I paid face value for them which I thought was more than fair.


I could be wrong here, and hopefully someone will correct me in that case, but the cricket world cup may well have been declared a 'national event' and therefore covered by (anti)scalping laws, i.e. making on-selling illegal by law, causing trademe to cancel them.  The Super15 final has not been declared a national event.


That is correct - the Super 15 Final has not been declared a national event. Which begs the question - why should they be treated differently?

822 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 287

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1334103 30-Jun-2015 13:30
Send private message

keewee01: Which begs the question - why should they be treated differently?

But... But... "RUGBY!!!"  :-)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.