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How to Get Sold-Out Tickets

April 20, 2016 by Amy

Buying Sold-Out Tickets

If you've ever found yourself wondering where to buy sold out concert tickets, or tough-to-find sports or theater tickets, then secondary ticket marketplaces Vivid Seats is just the place for you. We specialize in providing live event fans with opportunities to buy sold-out tickets for sports, concert, and theater events nationwide, so check out our tips and guidelines below for a secure and enjoyable shopping experience.

1. Choose Wisely

In setting off to buy sold-out tickets, you’ll first need to find a website to purchase from, so make sure to properly research beforehand. While Vivid Seats keeps all personal information safe and secure, offers a fully staffed customer service center available daily by phone (866.848.8499) and Live Chat, and a 100% Buyer Guarantee for all confirmed orders, you won’t find features like that everywhere.

2. Timing is Everything

One of the great things about secondary ticket marketplaces is that the prices and selection are always changing. However, if you’re in need of certain seats or shopping on a budget, an ever-changing marketplace can make it tough to get sold-out tickets that are in line with your needs or preferences.

For instances in which seating is important, Vivid Seats recommends buying well before the date of the event when the selection will be plentiful. If you don’t mind potentially having limited options, waiting until closer to the event date may provide you with more affordable listings.

Keep in mind, though, that shopping for sold-out concert tickets may require a different strategy than when looking for tickets to a sold-out game or during the playoffs. In some cases, you may be better off buying early when it may still be unclear which teams will advance. And with WIN-surance from Vivid Seats, you can purchase with ease because we offer full refunds (shipping costs not included) for games and events that are not played during playoff games for the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL.

3. Do Some Digging

Whether it’s an event related to sports, concert, or even theater, sometimes just adjusting your search by time of day or day of the week can reveal viable options for securing sold-out tickets. If an artist or theater production is playing multiple nights at a venue, compare seating and prices at each one to see which date offers the best deals. Most sporting events take place all throughout the week, though demand may vary depending on the opponent or status of the teams, and in the case of regular-season football, the start time for the game could ultimately have one of the biggest impacts of all.

4. Treat Yourself

Opting to attend an event solo may sometimes offer the best option of all. When available, be sure to adjust the quantity filter to see how single tickets compare to listings showing two or more. In the case of general admission only events, this may offer a better deal than buying multiple tickets from one listing. Additionally, for sold-out music festivals in particular, be sure to price out multi-day passes versus single-day passes as sometimes the former may have a better price breakdown.

5. Keep an Eye Out for Contests, Giveaways, and Promos

On occasion, Vivid Seats offers other outside options for fans in need of sold-out tickets to various events nationwide. Check out our blog or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to keep up-to-date on the latest contests and giveaways. Also be sure to review our rewards program, Vivid Values, which can also provide you with great options for getting sold-out tickets.

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