If you’re looking to transfer tickets on Ticketmaster, one of the key things you may be wondering is whether the ticket price is shown to the recipient during the transfer process. The short answer is no, Ticketmaster does not disclose the original ticket price when transferring tickets to another person.
When you initially purchase tickets on Ticketmaster, you can opt to have the tickets emailed to you or available on your Ticketmaster account to access via your phone. If you choose the latter, you have the ability to transfer the tickets to someone else through your Ticketmaster account.
Here are some key things to know about transferring tickets on Ticketmaster and whether prices are shown:
The transfer process
To start the transfer process, log into your Ticketmaster account either on the website or mobile app. Find your order and select the “Transfer” button next to the tickets you want to send to someone else.
You’ll be prompted to enter the recipient’s email address or phone number. Ticketmaster will send the recipient a link to claim and download the tickets to their own account or phone.
It’s important to note that once tickets are transferred, they are removed from your Ticketmaster account permanently. You no longer have access or visibility of transferred tickets.
What the recipient sees
When the recipient receives the transfer notification and claims the tickets, they gain access to those tickets in their own Ticketmaster account. However, the recipient is not shown or made aware of the original ticket price.
The ticket transfer process essentially gifts those tickets to the new recipient. So they are not privy to financial details like the original price you paid or any fees associated with the initial order.
The recipient will see details like the event name, venue, section, row, seat numbers, and similar ticket specifics. But no pricing history or totals are disclosed.
Scenarios where prices could be visible
In most cases, Ticketmaster’s ticket transfer process hides the original ticket price and financial details from the recipient. However, there are certain scenarios where pricing could potentially be visible:
- If the tickets were PDF print-outs rather than electronic mobile tickets, any pricing printed on the PDF would be visible.
- If the original ticket purchaser explicitly tells the recipient the original price paid.
- If the ticket listing was still available on Ticketmaster at the time of transfer, the recipient could look up the listing to see prices.
- For very high-profile events, pricing details are often public knowledge.
Outside of those types of situations, the Ticketmaster transfer process itself will not reveal or display the original ticket price to the person receiving the transferred tickets.
Benefits of hiding ticket prices
There are a few potential benefits to Ticketmaster not showing original ticket prices during transfers:
- Avoids awkwardness – If recipients saw wildly different prices, it could cause uncomfortable situations between friends or family members.
- Prevents judgments – Hiding prices helps remove perceived value judgments and comparisons.
- Encourages transfers – People may be more willing to transfer extra tickets if the recipient won’t see the price.
- Reduces complaints – Recipients can’t complain about the price if they don’t know what was originally paid.
The lack of pricing information essentially puts both parties on equal ground, allowing them to simply enjoy the event without money matters getting in the way.
Other ticket transfer considerations
If you’re looking to transfer tickets on Ticketmaster, there are a few other things to keep in mind beyond just the visibility of ticket pricing:
- Tickets can only be transferred, not resold, through Ticketmaster’s system.
- There may be event-specific transfer restrictions, so check before transferring tickets.
- Verify that all ticket details (date, seats, etc) are correct before initiating the transfer.
- Transfers are final, so double check the recipient’s email/phone number before sending.
- Print-at-home PDF tickets generally cannot be transferred electronically.
Additionally, be aware that while pricing is hidden, any service fees you paid on the original order are non-refundable. Ticketmaster’s transfer process is designed to be a safe, convenient way to digitally gift event tickets to another person.
Checking events for ticket transfers
If you’re not sure whether a particular event on Ticketmaster allows for ticket transfers, there are a couple easy ways to check:
- When logged into your Ticketmaster account, look for a “Transfer” button next to the event’s tickets.
- On the Ticketmaster site, find the event listing and look for transfer policy details on the page.
- Use Ticketmaster’s chat help or call their support line to inquire about an event’s transfer policy.
In most cases transfer capabilities will be clearly displayed during the purchase flow or on your account ticket pages. But when in doubt, you can always contact Ticketmaster support for confirmation.
When you transfer tickets to someone else using Ticketmaster’s online system, the recipient does not see or have access to the original ticket price. This allows for a seamless, no-strings-attached transfer without money matters complicating it.
In rare cases, pricing could still be visible through other means. But Ticketmaster’s transfer process itself strictly hides any financial details and shows only key ticket specifics needed to access the event.
By keeping the experience focused on the event and entertainment itself, Ticketmaster’s transfers provide a smooth way to digitally send tickets to friends and family.