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5 Tips When Buying Tickets For The Next Big Concert

By  May 18, 2017

Tickets for Ed Sheeran concert in Singapore and Malaysia were sold out in less than an hour.

And naturally, fans who didn't manage to get tickets were unhappy.

So instead of ranting on allegations that a Singapore Sports Hub staff looted 220 tickets or how much the tickets are sold on Carousell at ridiculous prices, we decided to prepare 5 tips for you when trying to buy tickets online for the next hot gig (i.e.: Foo Fighters on August 2).

 

1. Mentally prepare yourself

A simple step. Convince yourself that you WILL get those tickets no matter how insane things get. Be positive!

 

2. Recruit a team

Now to get tickets online, you will have to keep refreshing the sales page like there's no tomorrow because server traffic will be nuts and it will be EXTREMELY difficult to get into the site. Either that or you'll be redirected to the cursed virtual waiting room to enter the purchase page.

To get yourself onto that page the quickest, you'd want as many family members or friends helping you on this so that there are higher chances of entering the page.

But remember, you have to let your team know specifically which tickets you're going for. 

 

3. Don't be greedy

Make sure you only buy what you need and not any more - reselling is NOT COOL! Also, once one of your team is on the payment page, the first thing you gotta do is to get the rest of the team to close their pages so that it will be easier for other people to get in as well - you don't want to hold up server traffic. Be considerate.

 

4. Have your credit card on hand

When you finally get onto the page to select your tickets and enter your details, make sure you already have your card with you so you don't have to dig into your wallet to find the right card to use. Some purchase pages give you 15 minutes to fill in your details, while others only give you 10, so instead of taking the time to look for your card, use that time to enter all your details correctly and double check your purchase.

 

5. Safety is KEY

It might seem like the payment process is taking FOREVER to get through and you can't wait to get to the confirmation page by reloading the page to help move it along. DO NOT refresh the page once you've submitted your card details or you'll be paying twice the amount. Just be patient because safety is number one. When you do get your e-tickets for printing, you also have to resist all urges to post pictures of them online because it is possible for someone else to steal your ticket.

 

Bearing all this in mind, hopefully your next online ticket purchase will go slightly smoother and maybe you just might get those tickets!

 

Photo Credits: BuzzFeed, YouTube, eBay, Ho Kang Tao


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