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Beleaguered StubHub Ticket Service Will Now Offer Refunds For Canceled Events

Customers complained to the press and filed lawsuits. In an interview, StubHub customer experience vice president Daron Fowlks declined to comment on litigation but said that customers who bought tickets to events in the U.S. or Canada on or before March 25, 2020, and were issued credits for cancellations, will now get refunds. Those will be paid out by the end of May. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, Stubhub, Daron Fowlks


Beleaguered StubHub Ticket Service3 Will Now Offer Refunds For Canceled Events

Customers complained to the press and filed lawsuits. In an interview, StubHub customer experience vice president Daron Fowlks declined to comment on litigation but said that customers who bought tickets to events in the U.S. or Canada on or before March 25, 2020, and were issued credits for cancellations, will now get refunds. Those will be paid out by the end of May. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, Stubhub, Daron Fowlks


StubHub Sold To Viagogo For $4 Billion

“Campaign groups have urged regulators to protect music and sports fans from the threat of rip-off prices after eBay agreed to sell StubHub, its ticketing business, to the Swiss ticket reseller Viagogo in a $4bn (£3.1bn) deal.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Ebay, Issues, Audience, Stubhub, Viagogo, 11.25.19


Companies Who Use Ticket Bots Now Face Unlimited Fines In UK

“Industry groups hailed the new law, which comes amid a wider effort to crack down on secondary ticketing, where touts use websites such as StubHub and Viagogo to resell seats at in-demand events for vast mark-ups. But a leading security and ticketing expert warned that the most prolific touts would still be able to get their hands on tickets using tried-and-tested methods.”
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, Audience, Stubhub, Viagogo, 07.05.18


Finally - A Law Against Ticket Bots. But Will It Do Much Good?

Ticket bots are the scourge of the live performance business. For popular shows, automated ticket purchasing programs buy up all the tickets within moments of them becoming available, then scalp them for a profit. For really popular shows, the scalping prices (er...secondary market prices) can be several multiples higher than the face value. This all but ensures that only the wealthy can afford to buy. Since the shows themselves don't make any extra from the scalper sales, the scalpers take the ...
Tags: Art, Congress, US, Broadway, Stubhub, Lin Manuel Miranda


New York asks Ticketmaster and StubHub to target Broadway ticketing scams

State attorney general Eric Schneiderman requested that websites verify that ticket resellers are licensed after $2.76m settlement with alleged scammersOn the day Hamilton, Broadway’s impossibly sold-out show, swept the Tony nominations, the New York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced plans to tackle sky-high ticket prices outside the Great White Way.Schneiderman, who has already called New York’s ticket racket for sports and concerts “a rigged game”, has sent formal letters t...
Tags: New York, Technology, Ebay, Theatre, US news, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Eric Schneiderman, Hamilton Broadway, Great White Way Schneiderman


New York asks StubHub and Ticketmaster to target Broadway ticketing scams

State attorney general Eric Schneiderman requested that websites verify that ticket resellers are licensed after $2.76m settlement with alleged scammersOn the day Hamilton, Broadway’s impossibly sold-out show, swept the Tony nominations, the New York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced plans to tackle sky-high ticket prices on the Great White Way.Schneiderman, who has already called New York’s ticket racket “a rigged game”, has sent formal letters to eBay, which owns StubHub, an...
Tags: New York, Technology, Ebay, Theatre, US news, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Eric Schneiderman, Hamilton Broadway, Great White Way Schneiderman



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