If you’ve ever purchased tickets to a live event, chances are you’ve stumbled across listings for “verified tickets.” Certain sites target eventgoers with their selection of verified tickets, but what is a verified resale ticket?
Are Verified Tickets Safe?
While the hype around verified tickets may be attention-grabbing, they can often be a major letdown. There have been cases of fans spending more money on verified resale tickets only to be denied entry to an event or have issues accessing their tickets. It raises the question, are verified tickets legitimate?
Don't recommend @Ticketmaster for buying @nflnetwork football tickets. Charged me $2k in tickets. Didn't receive tickets. They have "no problem" charging me the money to my CC @cibc + both companies..not caring + holding up the "pending charge" with so called "verified tickets"— buyandsellwpghomes (@firethelandlord) November 28, 2018
@Ticketmaster I plan on tweeting, yelping, calling local news. This is a scam&wrong that you could not track tickets from a “verified Ticketmaster”seller.desktop shows no attempts to swell and no money chancging hands. It happened on my anniversary& your response is unacceptable— Voice Talent Bradetta Vines VO (@bradettaVO) September 13, 2019
@Ticketmaster Took a trip to Toronto this past weekend to attend a Maple Leafs game. Two sets of tickets purchased were cancelled. Verified tickets labelled as fraudulent after you accepted our money. Refunds post event is unacceptable.— Dwayne Wheaton (@DwayneWheaton3) October 30, 2018
Are Verified Tickets More Expensive?
Verified tickets not only still run a risk for being denied entry at the venue, but they can be more expensive than tickets that offer a 100% buyer guarantee. Check out the price comparisons below, with “verified resale tickets” on the left and Vivid Seats on the right:
When you're buying tickets to a live event, you want to rest assured that the tickets you purchase are 100% valid. At Vivid Seats, we work with trusted sellers who not only have legitimate tickets, but also have some of the best selection of seats anywhere.
Vivid Seats is the trusted ticket partner of world-class companies like Rolling Stone, ESPN, Capital One, American Airlines, and more. Vivid Seats also offers a 100% Buyer Guarantee, which promises that your transaction will be secure, that your tickets will be delivered before your event, and that your tickets will be valid and authentic, or you will receive your money back.
*Price comparison screen shots taken on Oct. 8, 2019