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Post by Tiger Lily » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:32 pm

noticed whilst surfing ebay (as ya do) tickets for Stade match up for grabs.........

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Post by kingneptuneii » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:01 am

you mean there are people out there trying to make a profit from tickets to a sold out sporting event buy auctioning them to desperate fans? surely not! this is unheard of! ;o)

at least I have MY ticket this time, unlike the munster game :cry:
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Post by Frustrated player » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:55 am

I have to work for both but have the weekend free for the final just in case
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Post by HongKongTiger » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:56 pm

why go on ebay :?: I thought there were tickets available :?:
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Post by kevf » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:01 pm

HongKongTiger wrote:why go on ebay :?: I thought there were tickets available :?:
sold out now... or it was yesterday strange this person got given them as a prsent but now is loking for profit... people will pay what they thinks its worth though upto the club to police this type of situation
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Post by Tigersfan90 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:06 pm

If people really wanted to go and are available to they would have brought their tickets ages ago when they were available for any tigers fans to buy. Surely they wont go for much. :o?
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Post by James » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:55 pm

It is perfectly valid for the person to go ahead and sell their tickets if they are unable to go. Tickets have been available for a long time now and those who want to go have had ample time to secure as many tickets as they wish.

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Post by Dave Angel » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:05 pm

No, it is NOT "perfectly valid" for them to re-sell these tickets James!

It is against the T&Cs of the tickets, is against club policy and, if the club is able to identify the seller, they will lose their ST and probably be banned from buying Tigers tickets again in the future.

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Post by James » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:19 pm

And what would you do if you were unable to go David? The seller may not know directly any individuals who want to go to the game.

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Post by Dave Angel » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:29 pm

I would either list them on ebay with a Buy-It-Now price of the face value (allowed under the ticket's T&Cs) or return them to the club for re-sale.


The seller is clearly intending to make a profit from the sale of these tickets as they specifically waited until the game was officially a sell-out before listing them.

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Post by Rizzo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:29 pm

I'd approach the Club ticket office first as they may have a waiting list of people wanting tickets, if that wasn't suitable, I would try the Viagogo link as these are tickets for a game which is sold out.

Failing that I would offer them with all payments going to Matt Hampson Trust.
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Post by Dave Angel » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:33 pm

As the ebay seller I have found appears to have a history of selling rugby tickets (mainly Wales International tickets) then I fully expect that the excuse that they were "given them as a present" is rubbish.

Quite simply they are a ticket tout and NOT a genuine fan who has found themselves in an unfortunate position.

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Post by James » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:38 pm

Point taken on 'buy it now' option Dave. Much more palatable.

However, Rizzo's idea to donate the money to charity would get my vote. Nobody should object to that were a seller looking to do a good deed.

Tigers might also want to make charitable donations (they may already do so, I'm not sure) from the additional monies it makes from selling International tickets as part of a corporate package instead of to the membership. Just a thought..

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