(Closed) NWR: Are fan sites worth the membership?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kmarie719:  I can’t say much about fan sites b/c I don’t belong to one, but the tickets sell out super fast b/c scalpers who don’t have day jobs buy out all the tickets the minute they sell, hence why they pop up on StubHub or Craigslist the next day.

One thing to consider besides fan sites is getting a Citi credit card. They have special early presales for Citi cardholders. I was able to get insane seats to Madonna a few years back by using my Citi card (they give you a special Citi member presale code). Plus there is a variety of concerts that have this option so you don’t have to spend money joining a billion fan clubs – just have the credit card.

Post # 4
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kmarie719:  if the presale started yesterday. It’s already too late. Join for the next time. All the fan sites I’m on are free but I definitely get better tickets. 

ETA. Also know if the tickets go on sale at noon you need to be on AT noon. 

Post # 5
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@kmarie719:  I know that some venues also have extra presales as well if you give them your email. They let you in an hour before to grab tickets some even offer discounts too

Post # 7
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2685 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsNewDay:  American Express does a similar deal with early access to tickets.  I’ve noticed that the shows that have an Amex presale do not have a Citi presale, and vice versa.  I bought tickets for The Postal Service through the Amex presale, but couldn’t do so for a show 3 days later at the exact same venue because it was for Citi members only.

Some bigger artists are starting to crack down on scalpers.  I bought tickets for a Atoms for Peace show and they sold all tickets as will-call and required everyone to provide photo ID to receive tickets.  That way, tickets couldn’t be resold because you could only get the tickets after verifying that you were the original buyer.  Most of the smaller shows I’ve been to haven’t implemented this, but I’m seeing it more with bigger arena events.

Post # 8
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kmarie719:  I believe it’s a deal with Ticketmaster as you go to the Ticketmaster site to buy them, and then they offer you that Citi Presale option. I like the other perks that come with my Citi card, but yeah, no point if you are not an avid concert-goer.

And yes, Pats sales are crazy. I grew up in MA so I know the deal…

@bleusteel:  Yes, AMEX is another one, but I use Citi so I wasn’t sure what the AMEX perks were. Oh, that is why tickets are being sold Will Call only to the concert-goers (need ID). Good! It’s infuriating how hard it is to get already expensive concert tickets nowadays.

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