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How to Save Money on Concert Tickets 

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Recently, the rising cost of concert tickets on popular sites like Ticketmaster and StubHub has become a popular topic of conversation, as many buyers have found it nearly impossible to get tickets to see their favorite artists without breaking the bank. From global superstars like Taylor Swift to smaller, indie musicians, numerous artists across multiple genres of music have announced highly anticipated tours that even their biggest fans have missed out on purchasing tickets to due to extreme costs. Whether you’re a top-earning business executive or make a modest income working as a fence installer, securing tickets to see your favorite artists can seem too pricey to be possible. If this is the case, don’t worry – keep reading to learn a few simple tips for saving money on the cost of concert tickets.

 

  1. Look for Face Value Sellers 

While many people try to purchase tickets exclusively via websites like Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and StubHub, these sites can charge up to 5x face value for tickets, especially for events that sold out quickly. Instead of purchasing expensive tickets from major online retailers, a better option is to seek sellers on sites like Twitter, Facebook Marketplace, and even Craigslist. Sellers on these sites tend to sell unwanted tickets for face value; however, you should browse these sites with caution and verify that a seller is not attempting to scam you out of your hard-earned money. 

 

  1. Sign Up for Fan Club Presale 

These days, most popular artists offer exclusive access to a ticket presale to registered fans. During presales, tickets are often discounted in comparison to the prices that will be set during the general sale, as presales are often not susceptible to features on popular ticketing sites like dynamic pricing (or pricing that rises according to demand). In the days leading up to an artist’s tickets going on sale, be sure to keep an eye on their social media pages for the opportunity to register for the exclusive presale. 

 

  1. Find Nearby Shows 

If tickets to an event in your area are too expensive to justify buying, it might be worth it to look at nearby shows in neighboring cities or states. Ticket prices are not the same for all stops on an artist’s tour, so taking a short road trip to a show outside of your city can help you save a decent amount of money. 


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