Sunday 25 January 2015

Watchdog warns 
about ticket touts

Published 06/07/2014 | 02:30

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07:  Singer Garth Brooks onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Garth Brooks

The latest fiasco over the Garth Brooks concerts has highlighted the dangers of buying tickets privately or from ticket touts.

The consumer watchdog, the National Consumer Agency, warned last week that consumers who buy concert tickets privately could run into problems getting a refund when a concert is cancelled.

Consumers are usually entitled to a refund of the price of their tickets when a concert is cancelled - as long as the tickets were bought from a business.

When a concert is cancelled, ticket values are often refunded to the original buyer and through the method of payment that was used. This means that if your ticket was originally paid for by a credit card, the refund will be processed through that card.

Those who have bought from private sellers therefore could run into problems getting a refund.

When you buy concert tickets from a business, you should receive information on how to get a refund should the event be cancelled.

Sunday Indo Business

Promoted articles

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in Business