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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2000 on: February 13, 2020, 10:46:21 PM »
You should see the price of the tickets on stub hub for the Chelsea game..funnily enough all on the US stub hub not UK.

The club arenít bothered never will be

I'm not sure your last line is entirely true. There's unquestionably been a more concerted effort to address touting in recent seasons. The recent fan update is proof of that.

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2001 on: February 13, 2020, 11:01:42 PM »
They are adamant fan update was nothing to do with tackling touting though and they are going to let STHs change names.

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2002 on: February 13, 2020, 11:59:27 PM »
You should see the price of the tickets on stub hub for the Chelsea game..funnily enough all on the US stub hub not UK.

The club arenít bothered never will be
not sure what they can do as itís legal in the us to sell english football tickets

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2003 on: February 14, 2020, 08:07:16 AM »
They are adamant fan update was nothing to do with tackling touting though and they are going to let STHs change names.

It was though in some aspects, as you cannot transfer unless you have proof the current name on the card with dob and address etc exists

That's why touts couldn't transfer memberships into real names, because they required the details on the card to be a legit person already

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2004 on: February 14, 2020, 04:09:11 PM »
Just read the following about Dortmund:

Borussia Dortmund have asked anyone who has paid more than the face value price for a ticket to send in the details of their ticket to the club.
The person who has bought the ticket will receive NO punishment but they can then track the original source of whoever bought it.

If true hope many clubs will take note and do this as well

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2005 on: February 14, 2020, 06:14:48 PM »
Just read the following about Dortmund:

Borussia Dortmund have asked anyone who has paid more than the face value price for a ticket to send in the details of their ticket to the club.
The person who has bought the ticket will receive NO punishment but they can then track the original source of whoever bought it.

If true hope many clubs will take note and do this as well

Man united have a better approach

No punishment for reporting the tout, get to keep the ticket, and you get given a free game in the future from the club

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2006 on: February 14, 2020, 06:33:37 PM »
That would really piss ppl off who try to get a tkt in the late availability sale. I'm with Dortmund
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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2007 on: February 14, 2020, 07:41:19 PM »
Why it encourages people more to report touting?

Also could be for a game the next season. or unsold hospitality.

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2008 on: February 14, 2020, 07:52:59 PM »
Man united have a better approach

No punishment for reporting the tout, get to keep the ticket, and you get given a free game in the future from the club

I like the fact you get an incentive as it makes it more likely for someone to speak up but not given a free game. Iím guessing they donít want to hand cash out so maybe a club shirt or something

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2009 on: February 14, 2020, 09:23:58 PM »
You would have to prove you paid over FV though surely? If not, there is another system people can exploit to get freebies.

 Imagine many touts also deal in cash to keep such trails under wraps.

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2010 on: February 15, 2020, 02:12:21 PM »
You would have to prove you paid over FV though surely? If not, there is another system people can exploit to get freebies.

 Imagine many touts also deal in cash to keep such trails under wraps.
Obviously loads get sold outside the ground - but if they are selling to tourists then there must be quotes going on etc before they arrive.

I guess it would just be cash for exchange and no exact seat details until the actual exchange.
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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2011 on: February 15, 2020, 03:33:32 PM »
You would have to prove you paid over FV though surely? If not, there is another system people can exploit to get freebies.

 Imagine many touts also deal in cash to keep such trails under wraps.

Most touts will probably deal in cash, that doesn't prevent someone reporting they have paid over face value for it. Once it has been reported the club then have a starting point for investigating a potential case of touting.
A few people on here have already reported instances of this to the club and from what they have said the club hardly seem bothered and don't appear to do anything.
I personally don't think they have the appetite to tackle the issue when there are so many obvious cases of it going on right under their noses.

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Re: FAN UPDATE - Ticketing changes to reduce touting - discussion and ideas
« Reply #2012 on: February 16, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
With the united system, you have to report the incident before the match you attend, and provide evidence etc....

There is no stipulation on which game you receive, but think of it a different way...

If someone reports a ticket as being touted, theres a very high chance its an ST or a membership with future games on it....

So in theory the person who reported it could attend another game on that same persons seat, and the rest of the games on that "card" would go back to general sale

It would make more available for additional sales, not less