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Coldplay tickets appear on official Ticketmaster company website for TREBLE original price

Sasha Brady

Published 07/10/2016 | 10:42

Tickets for Coldplay's Croke Park tour are now on sale through Seatwave for treble the original price
Tickets for Coldplay's Croke Park tour are now on sale through Seatwave for treble the original price

Tickets for Coldplay's sold-out Croke Park gig have appeared on an official Ticketmaster website for treble the price.

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Tickets for Coldplay's July 8 gig sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday morning.

Tickets for Coldplay's Croke Park tour are now on sale through Seatwave for treble the original price
Tickets for Coldplay's Croke Park tour are now on sale through Seatwave for treble the original price

Those who attempted to buy tickets through Ticketmaster, but failed, were offered the opportunity to search for resale tickets via the Seatwave facility on the site.

Seatwave is a Ticketmaster company but does not sell tickets directly, rather it facilitates the sale of tickets by third party sellers. People can therefore buy tickets on Ticketmaster at face value and resell at a price of their choosing on Seatwave.

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Within minutes of Coldplay tickets selling out on Ticketmaster, tickets were available via Seatwave for several times the price of the original tickets.

The tickets were priced at €69.50 but the average price for a ticket through Seatwave is currently priced at €248.53.

Fans were outraged by the inflated prices of the resale tickets. One fat was quoted €1,238.97 (including a booking fee of €188.97) for three tickets, priced at €350 each.

Seatwave states that "our ticket prices are set by our sellers and may differ from face value" and that "delivery charges are not included and may vary based on method and location".

A spokesperson for Ticketmaster told Independent.ie: "The price is set between the seller and the purchaser. Ticketmaster does not put any tickets up on sale through SeatWave and it does not set the price."

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