This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Stop Ticket Touts Profiteering
Tickets for concerts and sporting events are bought and immediately sold for massive profit. This means the ordinary fan has to pay not only a "booking fee" and a "postage charge" but a huge uplift from profiteers with no interest in the event.
Ticketmaster, not content with fleecing people for postage costs on e-tickets (!?!) have set up "getmein.com" which gains a second booking fee from the profiteers!
This was outlawed in the 80's with football tickets and this legislation must be widened to cover these chancers.
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