The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Concert Tickets Online

Sometimes, we’ll buy concert tickets with every intention of going and having an amazing time, but something crops up and we’re no longer able to make it to the show. It has happened to us all! Since concert tickets tend to sell out quite quickly, it’s not unusual for those buying tickets to do so as early as possible in order to ensure that they don’t miss out. However, this also means that you might need to buy tickets months in advance in order to secure your place at the show. Because of this, it can be difficult to plan for exactly what’s going to happen around the time that the concert is set to take place, leaving you in a position where you may end up being unable to attend, and out of pocket because you’ve already purchased the tickets. Thankfully, there’s bound to be somebody else who hasn’t got a ticket yet and is looking for a great deal. We’ve put together some of the main ‘do’s and don’ts’ of selling your unwanted concert tickets online.

Do Find a Good Selling Site

In order to make sure that you don’t end up getting ripped off when you sell your concert tickets online, it’s important to make sure that you find and use a good ticket selling site. Sites such as will ensure that you are protected from scams and losing out even further when you sell your concert ticket. Although you may need to pay a small fee in order to list your ticket for sale on the site, you know that it will be advertised to a much larger audience. Along with that, advertising your concert tickets for sale on a dedicated ticket selling site also means that your advertisement will be more trustworthy, therefore enticing more potential buyers. If you have unwanted concert tickets that you need to get rid of as quickly as possible, this is one of the best ways to do so.

Do Research the Ticket Selling Price

If you have bought your tickets months in advance and it’s now nearing the concert date, the going price of your tickets might have changed since you purchased them. Ticket rates can fluctuate a lot in the run-up to a concert as demand rises and falls. If you purchased first release tickets and paid a very cheap rate for them, you may even be able to make a profit on your tickets by selling them at the higher, going rate that usually comes with a final release of tickets or after a concert has sold out. On the other hand, even if you’re going to have to put the price of your tickets down and make a loss when you sell them, researching the going rate of tickets gives you the best idea of what to ask and puts you in with a better chance of making a sale.

Do Use Social Media

Using social media to spread the word about your tickets is a great way to increase your chances of getting your money back. Social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter are brilliant when it comes to advertising something to hundreds or thousands of different people, and this can definitely work well when it comes to unwanted concert tickets. Using Facebook groups, selling sites, and fan pages are some of the best ways to advertise tickets that you have for sales. Along with that, it’s also a good idea to check whether the concert which you are planning to attend has an ‘Event’ page on Facebook. This is because fans who are looking for second hand tickets often look at the event page first, making it one of the best places to advertise.

Don’t Take Risks

When it comes to selling your unwanted concert tickets online, the whole process is usually straightforward. However, there are also a few potential risks which you could face, and it’s important to ensure that you don’t end up getting scammed out of your money and your tickets. As a general rule, you should never hand over your tickets until you’ve got the money for them. This is just one of the reasons why it’s a good idea to use a ticket selling site, which will handle payment for you. Along with that, it’s also important to ensure that you have proof of purchase after selling your tickets.

Buying concert tickets only to find out that you can’t make it nearer the time isn’t uncommon. Thankfully, when you know how to sell your tickets quickly online, it doesn’t have to be a problem.


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine