Let's face it. Concert, theatre, and sports tickets already seem overpriced, even at face value. But when you tack on all the ticket distributor's transactional fees or, worse, the exorbitant markupsmore
Let's face it. Concert, theatre, and sports tickets already seem overpriced, even at face value. But when you tack on all the ticket distributor's transactional fees or, worse, the exorbitant markups from resellers on sold-out shows, then you're really spending too much on that "can't miss" event. Before you support the scalpers and their bots -- which buy up tickets to resell to you for far more money -- check out our tips and tricks and nine of our favorite concert and ticket apps for scoring preferred seats at a deep discount.
The 5-star Ticketmaster app is the premier app for buying, transferring, and reselling concert, theatre, and sporting event tickets. The app will also notify you when your favorite shows go on sale, so you can get tickets in time.
Buy tickets with SeatGeek, assured that your tickets are a good value (with DealScore) and provide an excellent view of the stage (with the interactive seat chart).
Backed by its FanProtect guarantee, major reseller StubHub sells trusted tickets to all the major events, but be prepared for ticket markups and transaction fees. If you're willing to wait till the last minute, you can often procure tickets for reduced prices.
With the beautifully designed Bandsintown app, you'll be alerted in real time when your favorite artists hit the road, so you can prepare to get tickets before they sell out. You can also buy new and resale tickets through the app and get recommendations for similar artists to check out.
Get 100-percent-guaranteed concert tickets for reduced prices and in two taps.
Forget ticket broker price hikes. Goldstar cuts out the middleman, directly partnering with event producers to sell deeply discounted tickets for major theatre, concerts, sports, and comedy events.
Get reduced-price tickets to the hottest sold-out events from trusted sellers on Ticket Liquidator. A 100 percent money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support for all orders only sweeten the pot.
TickPick is your ticket to the most coveted, sold-out events, without all the fees charged by many online resellers. Tickets are also scored by value, so you get the most for your money. If the pricing is still too high, set an alert to receive price-drop notifications.
TodayTix partners directly with box offices to help you secure last-minute tickets to the biggest Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical presentations at deep discounts.
StubHub's parent company, eBay is more than a marketplace for your used CDs. It is also a go-to place for regularly priced and discounted event tickets.