BTS Tickets Bought By Scalpers, Fans Outraged
Just a day after BTS’ “Love Yourself” SG Concert sold 50,000 tickets, the ticket madness continued on Twitter.
Fans were proud that all tickets were sold out after 3.5 hours, but the celebration was cut short.
Netizens posted pictures of a bunch of tickets allegedly owned by scalpers and resellers.
Resold for up to $12,888 on StubHub
A fan posted screenshots of ticket prices on StubHub – an online ticket exchange company.
Live Nation SG claims that CAT 1 tickets are worth $348, but at StubHub they’re resold for up to $12,888!
That’s about 3 months’ worth of pay – CPF included – to an average working Singaporean.
Loopholes in ticketing system
Another concerned fan claims that she could make more purchases after buying one ticket online, without rejoining the queue.
This loophole apparently made it possible for scalpers to buy a lot of tickets immediately.
Since tickets were sold out, many opted to buy from Twitter users who claimed that they had tickets. Unfortunately, it seems that they’re only scamming fans.
Another fan shared that he and his friend were scammed on Carousell.
And many expressed their outrage for the “extremely disappointing” ticketing system.
Report scalpers and buy from authorised sellers
On Saturday (27 Oct), Singapore Police Force (SPF) told fans to buy tickets from authorised sellers.
Singapore Sports Hub is reportedly working with SPF to catch scalpers and cancel their tickets.
Fans can also report scalpers and scammers to Live Nation, One Production and Sports Hub.
Keep your fingers crossed
BTS’ ‘Love Yourself’ concert will be on 19 Jan 2019 at National Stadium.
You may check out their Singapore Ticketing FAQ to find a list of authorised resellers.
Tickets prices will hopefully go down as the concert draws near, so BTS fans can keep their fingers crossed and hope for the best.
In the meantime, stay tuned to @livenationsg and @OneProductionSG for more updates.
Featured image from Twitter.
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