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tickets for Ireland v All Blacks for over €800 each
« on: Tuesday 13-Nov-2018, 13:04* »
It seems no-one is serious about this

Except Iron Maiden! If you go to one of their gigs, you need the original credit card you paid with.
Of course there are ways round it, but if you try and claim you lost the card, they'll ask you for photo id that you're the original purchaser.

I agree it'd not be easy to do that for 83,000 people but it's only technology. They already scan the ticket bar codes.

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You're not going to be able to do that the way that tickets are made available at the moment. If you or I were lucky enough to get a ticket through the Quins ballot or our local club at level 7 in the pyramid, the RFU would have no access to the information about who has bought it, nor would they be allowed it under the new GDPR regs. Quins can't pass on your details to a third party just like that. What about where someone has bought 2 tickets. How does the second person get through? You've already gone through the turnstile with the payment card that you used. Do you hand it back over the turnstile to your guest to use?

I think the only way it can work is that tickets aren't sent out until a few days before the game, and re-sale sites are made by law to only allowed to sell items for which they have a proven photo of the item.

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Or - and I realise this is a bit revolutionary - individuals could:-

A. Refuse to pay more than face value for any ticket?


B. Refuse to pay more than, say, £100 for a ticket?

Phew. There I've said it!

Sorry, I did say it was a bit revolutionary.

BTW I personally think that even a hundred quid is far too much to pay for a ticket to watch a game of rugby.
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Sadly for us, the majority of the 82k people attending 3 of the 4 AIs at Twickenham have paid £100 or more for just that - and that’s at face value.


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Re: tickets for Ireland v All Blacks for over €800 each
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14-Nov-2018, 09:10* »
It's not that simple, though, is it, QQ. People complain that rugby is elitist. This just emboldens those people as you now need £300 for a pair of tickets for the biggest game of the year.

And by taking more tickets away from having to be a member of your local rugby club, you're killing them as well.
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Re: tickets for Ireland v All Blacks for over €800 each
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14-Nov-2018, 09:54* »
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