If you are a baseball, horse racing, or basketball fan, you know just how hard tickets can be to get. Scoring tickets to the Chicago Cubs, Kentucky Derby, or Dallas Mavericks can call for a small miracle, a ton of cash paid to an illegal ticket scalper, or a whole lot of luck.
Generally, the ubiquitous ticket sales outlet sell out of tickets before you can ever even get through to them to purchase the tickets for the upcoming event you want to attend. This leaves you with two options for buying your hard to find tickets – eBay or a ticket seller.
While eBay is fine if you want to buy collectibles and stuff like that, you can easily get scammed on ticket purchases. With eBay you will have zero protection if the event is canceled or the tickets are not genuine.
If you are looking for tickets which are no longer available at the box office, you will want to find a reliable ticket seller. If you do a search online, you will find literally thousands of ticket sellers out there. How do you determine which one is best and which one is honest? The last thing you want to do is show up at the Chicago Cubs or Dallas Mavericks game and find out your tickets are not real! How enraged would you be?
There are some rules you should follow when looking to purchase tickets from a ticket seller online. The first of these rules is to know who you are dealing with. You will want to find a company where you will know who you are dealing with and where they are physically located. You want to deal with a ticket seller in the United States who has a physical address and contact phone number which gets you directly to the ticket seller staff.
You will want to find a company who has reasonable Terms & Conditions with a Code of Ethics to protect you, the buyer. You need to be assured that you are getting genuine tickets from a dependable business with a long track record of happy customers. When you contact the ticket seller, you want their staff to be knowledgeable, friendly and courteous to your needs. If they are not professional about the sale, you can count on them not being professional if you have any problems with their service!
You also should consider the security of your information and the accuracy of the information you receive. Are the dates and events correct on their website? Do they take the time to answer your questions without giving you a “hard sell” the minute they get you on the phone?
If you are looking to purchase a large number of tickets for your business or personal needs, will the ticket seller give you references to be able to check them out prior to purchasing your tickets? If they will not give you references then you should look elsewhere for your tickets.
The last rule of thumb when looking to purchase tickets online is to see if the ticket seller is a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and the Better Business Bureau. If they are members in good standing of both organizations, you can be fairly certain they are a good business to deal with.
When you are looking for those hard to find tickets for the Chicago Cubs, Dallas Mavericks or the Kentucky Derby, look to a reputable ticket seller to buy your tickets. By following the simple rules above you can rest assured that your purchase is safe, your financial information is secure, and your tickets are legitimate. Enjoy your Chicago Cubs game, Dallas Mavericks game, or the Kentucky Derby!