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Old October 26th 2017, 05:32 AM
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Default Scalpers and touts asking for presale codes?

Lots of newbies asking. I'm not gonna help them. Does this happen all the time?
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Old October 26th 2017, 05:34 AM
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Not everyone who asks for a code is a scalper.
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Old October 26th 2017, 05:35 AM
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Lots of newbies asking. I'm not gonna help them. Does this happen all the time?
Unfortunately yes. Scalpers will go to any means to get tickets.There will be genuine fans that will ask but we obviously can't tell them from the scalpers.
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Old October 26th 2017, 08:42 AM
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Odd that half the first page of this part of the forum is all people asking for codes.

A pity I deleted the email with it
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Old October 26th 2017, 08:59 AM
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I was a real boring bastard and refused to give my codes for the UK tour to anyone I wasn't planning on going with.
What if I gave it away and the people I give it to share it out and then they all get tickets and I didn't? Wasn't willing to chance it!
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Old October 26th 2017, 09:02 AM
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in future, codes need to be unique. people won't be so quick to share them then (unless they can't make it)
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Old October 26th 2017, 09:20 AM
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in future, codes need to be unique. people won't be so quick to share them then (unless they can't make it)
I donít get why this wasnít done to be honest.
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I was a real boring bastard and refused to give my codes for the UK tour to anyone I wasn't planning on going with.
What if I gave it away and the people I give it to share it out and then they all get tickets and I didn't? Wasn't willing to chance it!
Exactly. There's a reason you have to sign up for these things. And sometimes it doesn't work, but there's also a reason I'm signed up for the mailing lists I want with at least four separate email addresses.

Individual codes would be nice, but one code fits all is probably much easier from an admin point of view their end.
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Old October 26th 2017, 09:51 AM
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I was really worried that I wouldn't get tickets for the UK shows as I had the presale for the Wednesday but not the Tuesday.I thought about asking for it but decided to take my chances on Wednesday and glad it worked out.Not all newbies are touts,just people really desperate to see the Foos and that desperation in itself leads to people buying tickets from Touts at above the sale price.Unique codes are ok but if that was the case I would not have been able to buy for London and Manchester unless I have multiple emails and then I am no better that the touts
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Old October 26th 2017, 09:54 AM
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Got to admit I was one of those newbie chancers for the UK tour, I (for some unknown reason) didn't get a code sent through from the mailing list and I preordered the album from Amazon- not the Foo store, won't be doing that again- so was gutted. Before that I must admit I wasn't aware of the Forum, I've always been quite vocal on the Foo Reddit but that's about it.

Luckily for me after about a couple of hours of the preorder presale tickets being on sale the code was pretty easy to find (ended up getting it on Reddit) so I did manage to get a ticket for the Friday in London, and now you guys are stuck with me- I've decided I quite like this forum
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Got to admit I was one of those newbie chancers for the UK tour, I (for some unknown reason) didn't get a code sent through from the mailing list and I preordered the album from Amazon- not the Foo store, won't be doing that again- so was gutted. Before that I must admit I wasn't aware of the Forum, I've always been quite vocal on the Foo Reddit but that's about it.

Luckily for me after about a couple of hours of the preorder presale tickets being on sale the code was pretty easy to find (ended up getting it on Reddit) so I did manage to get a ticket for the Friday in London, and now you guys are stuck with me- I've decided I quite like this forum
I think this was the first time that ordering through the official store got you access to presale codes, so it wasn't necessarily something to look out for when preordering and I think a lot of people got caught out that way. People will always share the presale codes though, it's just not going to be me (unless I know you).

And of course, the board is awesome, why wouldn't you stay?
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Default Re: Scalpers and touts asking for presale codes?

I think it's fair not to give out codes, even though no one would send me one for the UK tour (still got them via other means so I'm not too mad )

Just keep in mind that at least some of the new posters asking are just fans desperate to get tickets. In doubt, don't be mean about it
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Old October 26th 2017, 11:03 AM
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Problem is, how do you tell the difference between a fan and a scalper?

Anyone could say I have seen them X number of times, I love them so much etc! Or even photoshop a pic with the band or something, depends on how much spare time they have!

Anyway, so thats why I didn't share it on here. Wasn't trying to be mean!
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I was really worried that I wouldn't get tickets for the UK shows as I had the presale for the Wednesday but not the Tuesday.I thought about asking for it but decided to take my chances on Wednesday and glad it worked out.Not all newbies are touts,just people really desperate to see the Foos and that desperation in itself leads to people buying tickets from Touts at above the sale price.Unique codes are ok but if that was the case I would not have been able to buy for London and Manchester unless I have multiple emails and then I am no better that the touts
With Iron Maiden's fan club the codes are unique and I was able to buy Newcastle and Glasgow with the same code. There is a ticket limit per gig per code though.

No reason the Foo Fighters codes couldn't be unique.
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Problem is, how do you tell the difference between a fan and a scalper?

Anyone could say I have seen them X number of times, I love them so much etc! Or even photoshop a pic with the band or something, depends on how much spare time they have!

Anyway, so thats why I didn't share it on here. Wasn't trying to be mean!
Oh no, that's not what I meant, sorry! I wasn't saying "don't say no", I was saying, "say no nicely", just in case the new poster is a poor desperate fan
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My guess is that true scalpers, ones who do this as a full time business, are not posting on here asking for codes, they already have them because they are signed up for every mailing list possible...its their business (ugly or not).

In my opinion, the only way to really slow down scalpers (and I say slow down because they will never truly be stopped), is to sell tickets that require the purchaser to show ID and actually enter the venue. That has its drawbacks obviously, especially for actual fans who have a change in plans, get sick, etc.

Tom Petty (RIP) had a great fan club process for tickets. Fan club members got a unique code they could use for a presale, and had to pick up the tickets at the venue will call and then immediately enter the building. I saw him twice this year and the worst seats I had were 10th row, so clearly it seemed to be working.
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Oh no, that's not what I meant, sorry! I wasn't saying "don't say no", I was saying, "say no nicely", just in case the new poster is a poor desperate fan
Ah gotcha! I just didn't say anything
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With Iron Maiden's fan club the codes are unique and I was able to buy Newcastle and Glasgow with the same code. There is a ticket limit per gig per code though.

No reason the Foo Fighters codes couldn't be unique.
We had unique codes for Milton Keynes after the Wembley gig was cancelled. Worked fine for me but I vaguely recall people had some problems with the purchases not going through but the codes being marked as used.
I could be thinking of something else though...
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I am a newbie to the site. Yes I would like presale codes. No I'm not a scalper.
Just not social media knowledgible for someone older.

Saw them for first time at Fenway last year. Luckily got two tickets. Like band alot. Wife and I went for weekend. Great weekend.

Want to see them again at fenway, MSG, and especially at Jones Beach.

Any help to the older generation that wants to bop to the tunes that stands next to you at concerts would be appreciated.
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Old October 26th 2017, 01:15 PM
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I don't see why we cant have a link sent to our email address to buy tickets. Surely the system will know who bought the pre order album based on there email address? Maybe being stupid, but if it was done like this you wont need a code.
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