Shut down secondary ticket websites and make secondary ticketing illegal
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Ticket sales websites have for years, allowed ticket touts to scalp tickets and sell them on at inflated prices on secondary ticketing websites such as stubhub and getmein (websites that are under the ticketmaster wing). Following the recent news that nearly 10,000 ticket touts have tried to scalp tickets for the Manchester benefit concert, a massive shock wave has been sent across our music industry, money that was supposed to benefit the families of the Manchester bombing may never see a penny, a truly shocking revelation if legitimate. Ticket sale websites must be stopped from allowing this to happen, so I here propose a solution. Shutdown secondary ticketing websites that sell tickets at inflated prices, and allow a concert goer who may no longer be able to attend a concert/event to sell their ticket back to the website they purchased from for face value, and have the ticket put back up for sale for someone else to purchase. Or, make mandatory the ticket less system used by bands such as Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro to ensure no tickets are sold at inflated prices. The UK music fanbase has had enough, and something must be done, Now!
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