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i'm booking stuff today and just wondering who is going to screw me more!
Wegottickets > Ticketweb > Seetickets
is that good to bad or bad to good
i just realised i phrased the question both ways
for sure wegottickets have the cheapest fees in general, then ticketweb then seetickets.
Stargreen are grand too for London based shows as you can pick up instore.
lunatickets.co.uk for Leeds gigs...they're local so are pretty good for not ripping you off.
Why don't you check what you're booking on all three sites, compare prices and then publish the results?
you can get them from? I get mine from Crash Records in Leeds, or like the poster above said Luna Tickets are pretty good too but I prefer actually going to the shop to get them
www.crowdsurge.com - if they've got what you're looking for they're bound to be cheaper.
They were selling Hinterland tix at the same price as Seetickets. I went with See though cos etickets had an odd '.to' webpage. But after a quick look into it, it seems they're more of a DIY type thing that might actually be quite good.
are also pretty good.
Ticketmaster are the worst offenders. At least they're reliable unlike See.
Can someone make me one please
as you get the proper nice colourful ones rather than the generic ticket agencies printed ones and their booking fees and postage are pretty good. wegottickets annoy me at the moment as their predictive text search bar almost seems designed from preventing you getting to the page you want in the most frustrating way
actually I take comfort in the fact the is NO WAY you will forget your ticket or have it go missing in the post.
Gigantic are reasonable on booking fees and offer the option of physical tickets, so a happy medium I think (and they always donate 10% to Oxfam). I'm not convinced about e-tickets, the queuing at bigger gigs makes it unbearable.
Fair point about bigger shows above, in which case have an option for print-at-home tickets sent via email with a barcode.
As much as I love WGT prices, I've arrived at the Forum 30mins before doors, & still barely managed to get in in time for a support band I wanted to see on more than one occasion.
should be relevant to your interests then
but shadyadie's post below covers that off anyway
It's not wegot's fault that The Forum allows them to sell tickets but struggles to make adequate provision for them on the night of the gig...
and they inadvertantly charged me £3 on top of my order for unwanted insurance. Apparently I'd ticked some invisible box.
You need to un-tick it.
Check this example out
Same gig, 9 gbp from Ticketweb, 14.25 gbp Ticketmaster! What a joke!
Ticketweb = £15.00 for the cheapest option (box office collection)
Cheapest is WeGotTickets: £13.20
That 9pounds link goes to a Miles Kane gig!
TicketNow - "The fastest delivery method available, your tickets delivered by email so that you can print them out yourself!"
A fee of £2.25 and do all the work. Yes please!
Musicglue / wegottickets are increasingly the only outlets to deal with unless you have to go through other means.
depending on how much the ticket costs.
I seem to remember paying a £20 fee for roskilde tickets a few years back. Absolute joke. They don't do anymore work. It's not like the tickets are 5 times bigger or made or a precious substance.
But there is more admin work between Roskilde and Toilet Venue. More people complaining about tickets lost in the post, more people contacting them asking if the sold out gig will be selling more tickets, more people asking if they can reallocate their e-ticket to someone else and all the other general customer service blah blah blah that goes with selling tickets.
... use WeGotTickets and SeeTickets, and probably will also add Gigantic soon.
They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but WGT tends to be cheapest. Their websites a little bit homespun, though, and some folk claim to feel more 'secure' with See - bigger company, innit.
I can sing the praises of Gigantic.
Don't touch Ticketweb with a bargepole.
It took over a week to respond to several email I sent them about setting up an account and they only did when I complained via Ticketmaster (that should've been the first warning really). We asked them to print 200 tickets for us which they did, but with the address of another venue on; upon correcting this and being told we'd get the reprinted tickets gratis, they sent us 100 tickets instead, which they charged us for. We still haven't been sent the right money for ticket sales and our rep told us "I will look into it" over a month ago and I still haven't had back. Bullshit.
That is indeed bullshit.
They have a nasty habit of only sending stuff by recorded delivery via some private contractor, so I have to take time off work to sign for them. At least if they used Royal Mail I could collect them from the sorting office.
up to the promoter/venue whether or not to offer a 'first class post' or 'collect at box office' option on See.
thanks a lot, Suede @ Brixton then
I can't get stuff delivered to work right now and these contractors only give you Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm slots, so I've now booked Sat next week hoping they will turn up early. Cr@P, and I think I had to pay for it too... it's annoying to go to the sorting office and queue to pick up some concert tickets but at least it's doable...
... once kept their office by Oxford Circus open late JUST FOR ME, as I had a ticket for the Walkmen that night and was running late.
Now that's what I call a service.
They're probably no cheaper than Ticketweb but it's a lovely set-up. Go with them every time over TW and See. It's a 0207 number too if that's your thing.