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5 live Investigates: ‘legalised ticket touting’ by Premier League clubs partnership with Viagogo

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The BBC reports The Football Supporters’ Federation has said it will complain to the Premier League about deals signed by clubs allowing their fans to re-sell match tickets for a profit.

Ten clubs have formed partnerships with company Viagogo. These clubs defend the system as a safe and legal way in which season ticket holders are recompensed for matches they cannot attend.

The chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF), Malcolm Clarke, says “We think it cannot be right that Viagogo are allowed to do something through the internet which, if a fan did outside the ground for exactly the same price, would be a criminal offence and which could lead to a football banning order.”

Viagogo says its service means that fans no longer have to take that risk, and describes its mission as being “to bring efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky market place”.
It is great that people are realising that Viagogo id not the best partnership to have.

 

You can listen to the full report on 5 live Investigates 

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Rugby Football Union defeats Viagogo

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
  1. Rugby Football Union defeats Viagogo in the supreme court over ownership of ticketing rights, policy and pricing

Viagogo will now have to hand over to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) the names and addresses of people who sold on tickets to England rugby matches via its website.

The Supreme Court in London dismissed an appeal by Viagogo against an order forcing it to reveal the names of people who had used its website to sell on tickets for autumn internationals in 2010 and Six Nations games in 2011.

  1. to us. Viagogo can no longer hide. All we want is transparency in online secondary ticket selling and this is one step closer.

Full article here. Also reported on Taylor Wessing, Frontiers, The Ticketing Institute.

You can also view The Supreme Court judgement doc here.

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Viagogo in the news and it’s not good…

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Over the past few weeks Viagogo have been in the news for various reasons (see two stories below).

This is great because national papers are reporting and spreading the word about how bad Viagogo are.

  1. Viagogo sells 200 fake tickets…………….

Hundreds fans were turned away from a Mumford & Sons concert in Portsmouth because their tickets were fake.

These tickets were bought from ……surprise surprise……VIAGOGO!!!!!

Some of these tickets were bought for up to £200.

Viagogo said fans would be offered real tickets to a future Mumford & Sons gig or a voucher to the value of the original purchased ones.

This is good but it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Some people flew in from the US to see this band.

Coverage of story on the BBC, This is MONEY, Digital Spy and Music Week to name a few.

 

This just justifies why I think Viagogo is a terrible company.

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Viagogo moves to Switzerland so it doesn’t have to abide by UK law

Friday, October 26th, 2012

In April Viagogo moved its head office from London to Geneva. This is a blatant attempt for Viagogo to continue breaking the law when it comes to the resale price of tickets. Viagogo commented that it would stick to its customer guarantee which “goes far beyond any UK trading regulations.” Why should we believe anything they say, they just want to make money and now they can do what they like in Geneva. Full article in MusicWeek.

We need to stand up to Viagogo . Stop buying tickets from them and start sharing your bad experiences using their services. Find us on twitter @ihateviagogo

 

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Buying a ticket from Viagogo is the same as buying it from the black market

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 

If you need more reasons to hate Viagogo, watch this video. http://www.dr.dk/tv/se/kontant/kontant-16#!/  

Employees from Viagogo are buying tickets for concerts in advance, then hiding the name and price on this ticket so they can sell them at a much higher price to us!

They act like they are doing us a favour by giving us the best deal but in actual fact they are stealing money from us without us knowing.

If it is happening in Denmark, who says it is not happening in the UK and what else are they trying to hide from us.

Start watching the documentary from 20:00 (as it is mostly in English from here) you will see the interviewee confront a Danish man (who works for Viagogo) about hiding and changing the name and price on concert tickets. This is concrete  evidence of malpractice and it is ILLEGAL. Therefore Viagogo are deceiving us about the original price of tickets and tricking us to paying more.

It is so funny, watch Ed Parkinson the Director at Viagogo, squirm trying to answer questions about this. He can’t answer because he know that this is what Viagogo does on a daily basis.

Don’tbuy tickets from Viagogo!!! You will only pay more than it’s worth and the tickets will probably arrive late anyway.

 

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