What is paperless ticketing? - Michigan Ticket Fairness

What is paperless ticketing?


Paperless ticketing means you won’t receive a physical ticket until you reach the gate and provide your photo ID and credit card used to purchase the tickets. No longer would you be able to purchase tickets as a gift for a friend or family member; unless of course you want to accompany them to the venue, swipe your card to get them in and then head back home. And even that is not a possible option at certain venues.

In addition to this, paperless tickets are almost always non-transferable. If something comes up the day of your event that prevents you from going, you won’t be able to quickly sell your tickets to recoup some of your money. In fact, you could not even give the tickets away so that a friend could at least enjoy the show in your place. 

When Ticketmaster does allow you to transfer the tickets, it is not so simple as walking next door and handing them to a neighbor. Patrons must sell their tickets through Ticketmaster’s secondary selling site where you will be subject to a variety of fees and services set by the company.

Ticketmaster already has a firm hold on the primary ticket selling market. Through paperless ticketing, they want to extend that control into the secondary market and take away any sense of ticket ownership from the consumer.

Control of tickets should be left to the true owners: you, the fans. 

Sign the petition on Change.org today to fight back against this anti-consumer practice.

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