Yes, you can sell tickets to friends through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster provides a safe and secure marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets. There are a few things to keep in mind when transferring or selling tickets on Ticketmaster.
How does selling tickets to friends on Ticketmaster work?
If you purchased tickets through Ticketmaster and can no longer attend the event, you have a couple options:
1. You can sell the tickets to a friend by transferring them through Ticketmaster’s ticket transfer or resale services. This allows you to securely change the name on the ticket and send the tickets directly to your friend.
2. You can list the tickets for resale at a price you set yourself on Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace. Your friend would purchase the tickets from you through the marketplace.
In both cases, the tickets remain in your Ticketmaster account until the transfer or sale is complete. You maintain control over the tickets and who they are sent to.
Transferring tickets to friends
To transfer tickets to a friend on Ticketmaster:
1. Sign into your Ticketmaster account and go to your orders to view your tickets.
2. Select the Transfer or Sell option next to the tickets you want to send to your friend.
3. Choose Transfer to send the tickets to your friend for free. This will change the name on the tickets.
4. Enter your friend’s name, email address, and phone number to identify them as the ticket recipient.
5. Your friend will get an email from Ticketmaster instructing them to accept the tickets into their Ticketmaster account.
Once your friend accepts the transfer, the tickets will appear in their account immediately. You still own the tickets until the transfer is completed.
Selling tickets to friends
To sell tickets to a friend on Ticketmaster:
1. Go to your tickets and select the Sell option.
2. Pick the tickets you want to sell and list them at a price you choose.
3. Your friend will search for and purchase the tickets through Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace. They pay you the price you listed.
4. Ticketmaster charges a service fee to both the buyer and seller for resale transactions. This covers the costs of providing a safe, trusted marketplace.
5. Once your friend buys the tickets, the sale is complete. The tickets disappear from your account and show up in your friend’s account.
Key benefits of transferring or selling tickets on Ticketmaster
There are a few key benefits to using Ticketmaster for ticket transfers and resales:
– It’s an official, authorized marketplace. This helps avoid scams.
– Your tickets remain in your account until the transfer/sale is complete, giving you control.
– Ticketmaster guarantees all tickets, so your friend doesn’t have to worry about fakes or cancellations.
– There is no risk of lost, stolen, or duplicated tickets since transfers and sales happen electronically within Ticketmaster’s system.
– You don’t have to meet up in person to exchange tickets. Convenient!
Tips for selling tickets to friends
Here are some tips for smoothly selling tickets to friends on Ticketmaster:
– Tell your friend the section, row, and seat numbers so they know exactly what tickets they are buying.
– Double check ticket transfer and resale policies for the event. Some events prohibit transfers.
– Communicate outside Ticketmaster to agree on price and coordinate the sale.
– Pay attention to Ticketmaster’s resale price recommendations to price your tickets competitively.
– Transfer tickets as early as possible so your friend has time to accept and get the tickets in their account.
– Only sell to friends you trust. Make sure they know the tickets must be accepted ASAP.
Troubleshooting ticket transfers and sales
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you run into problems with Ticketmaster transfers or sales:
Tickets won’t transfer:
– If transfer is prohibited, list them for resale instead. Your friend can buy them.
– Make sure you entered your friend’s info correctly. Double check their email.
– Have your friend check spam folders for the transfer email and accept the transfer ASAP.
Tickets already transferred/sold:
– This can happen if you start a transfer that later expires. Reclaim the tickets in your Ticketmaster account.
– void duplicate transfers/sales by coordinating outside Ticketmaster before initiating each one.
Tickets not showing for friend:
– Wait up to an hour and have them logout and back into Ticketmaster before troubleshooting further.
– Confirm they fully completed ticket acceptance process. Check their Ticketmaster account.
– Contact Ticketmaster Fan Support if tickets don’t appear after your friend accepts transfer.
Selling tickets to friends is quick and easy with Ticketmaster’s online transfer and resale services. The key is making sure your friend knows they need to promptly accept the transfer or purchase the resale listing. Communicate outside Ticketmaster to coordinate the handoff. As long as you price the tickets reasonably, they should sell quickly to your friend. Ticketmaster provides a nice official marketplace for selling tickets to friends while avoiding risks of traditional offline ticket sales.
Here is a summary of the key points:
How it works
– Transfer tickets to change name & send to friend’s Ticketmaster account
– Sell tickets via Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace at price you set
– Official marketplace helps avoid scams
– You maintain control until transfer/sale complete
– Convenient electronic ticket delivery
– No need to meet up in person
– Communicate details like section/row to friend
– Check event policies before transferring tickets
– Coordinate outside Ticketmaster to agree on sale
– Transfer early so friend has time to accept
– Only sell to trusted friends
– If transfer prohibited, use resale instead
– Confirm friend’s info entered correctly
– Have friend check spam folder for transfer
– Reclaim tickets if transfer expires
– Contact support if issues persist after acceptance