Safest Sites To Buy Discount Sports Tickets Online

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Pushback by consumers has significantly eased the pain of buying discount sports tickets online, both mentally – and in the wallet. Here are the top sports ticket discount retailers online, plus a few other suggestions. But, don’t always count on getting the best deal. Make sure you read the fine print before hitting that Checkout button…
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Coast To Coast Tickets

With the best refund policy online (100% for any reason) Coast To Coast Tickets is a good place to start. But, the steepest fees on the web (as high as 18% or even more) may cancel out the benefits…
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GoTickets

GoTickets offers virtually every kind of ticket known to humanity, especially sports. But, the variable fees, calculated by event popularity can make some ducats out of reach. Shop around…
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TicketsNow

More a Social Network than traditional electronic ticket retailer, TicketsNow offers up chat rooms and forums to help you decide which seats are best. But, there’s a steep $14.95 fee for tickets mailed to the customer…
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Vivid Seats

Known for its breezy checkout and extensive seating info going WAY beyond any other online retailer, Vivid Seats does have one of the highest fee rates of at least 14%. Ouch…
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StubHub

StubHub is known for coming through, even when an event is completely sold out. Of course, that means you’re at their mercy and they have been known to jack prices on popular events…
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Craigslist

Craigslist is great for both buying and selling. But you should only deal locally, in cash and make the purchase in a public place with lots of other people around. NEVER give out your home address…
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Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster is the oldest player in the market, starting the service way back when the web was just a gleam in DARPA’s eye. Still, they’ve yet to shake their gouging rep, sometimes adding on mysterious fees as high 10% and listed as “Other.” Buyer beware…
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Scalping

Don’t forget the tried and true method: Scalping. Despite its questionable legality, only the venue box office sells more tickets than the scalper outside the gates. One tip: Wait until the game starts and see how much the ticket price will drop…
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And, Finally…

Get your tickets from the box office at the event location. This is not always practical, unless the game is local. But, it does assure the lowest pricing, fees and taxes without price gouging. You hope…
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