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How To Sell Tickets When Ticketmaster Won't Let You?

Bought tickets on Ticketmaster only to find out that you can't resell them?

This can be a frustrating experience, especially if you have a change of plans and can't attend the event.

Read on to learn about the various methods that can help you sell your tickets when Ticketmaster won't allow them.

Options to Try When You Can't Sell Tickets on Ticketmaster

Friend Or Family Member

The simplest and most direct approach is to sell your tickets to someone you know, like a friend or family member.

However, please be aware that not all event organisers permit ticket transfers to individuals who were not part of the original order.

Make sure to check the event's policy on ticket transfers. A name change fee can apply, though more often than not, the name on the ticket doesn’t matter - just that the ticket barcode / QR code scans properly.

Secondary Ticket Marketplace

If selling to friends or family isn't an option, you can explore secondary ticket marketplaces, like TicketSwap and Tixel.

TicketSwap, a convenient solution for those looking to buy or sell event tickets

These secondary marketplaces are known for their flexibility in accepting tickets for resale, so they can be a reliable option when you're facing Ticketmaster's restrictions.

Directly To The Buyer

Another method is to sell your tickets directly to interested buyers. You can advertise your tickets on social media platforms or in online forums related to the event.

Gumtree and eBay are also popular options.

Connecting sellers and buyers through Gumtree

Buyers can be shy to buy on these platforms because there is no way for them to verify the authenticity of your tickets, and no guarantees in place for them to get their money back if they can’t get into the event.

Tips For Selling Tickets

Price your tickets competitively

Set a competitive price for your tickets. Research similar tickets on secondary marketplaces to gauge the fair market value.

Be honest about your tickets

Clearly state any relevant information about your tickets, such as seat locations, potential obstructions, or any bundled items, like parking, merchandise or food vouchers.

Be responsive to potential buyers

Promptly respond to inquiries from potential buyers. Being proactive and accommodating can significantly increase your chances of making a sale.


Selling tickets despite Ticketmaster restrictions can be a challenge, but it's doable.

By considering your options and following these tips, you can increase your chances of selling your tickets effectively and saving money.