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one that, conveniently, makes it a whole lot easier for people to use the touting sites they also own.
thank fuck this will end the problem of delayed tickets meaning you miss the gig. and also: buying a festival ticket for £200, waiting 6 months, till 2 weeks before the festival and then finding out you've been scammed, it must happen...
i just don't understand why touting gig tickets isn't illegal, it is for football matches, why not for gigs ? because it's illegal, you can't buy football tickets on ebay, which is where most people buy touted gig tickets. i don't think there are many people who've ever legitimately ended up with more than a couple of spares, and it's not hard to do get rid of them without getting noticed.
anyway, i'm sure we've debated this to death already.
currently, if people want to buy the tickets, they'll buy them from either the legitimate source (surely the first choice of everyone) or from a tout (currently a known backup plan). if we remove the touts, people won't want the tickets/won't buy them ?