Action Against eBay Ticket Touts (UK) sign now

This petition has been set up to get eBay (UK) to take action against ticket touts who re-sell event tickets such as gigs and festivals at vastly inflated prices. To use T in the Park 2006 as a pertinent example, the face value of a 2006 weekend with camping ticket is 115. However, the current bid for 2 of these tickets at 13:15 (GMT), 17th February 2006 is, for one listing, 720. This is an increase of more than 200\% and this is unacceptable. The tickets only went on sale at 9am this morning.

Britain has an excellent variety of events and music on offer for people who genuinely take pleasure from these. For some of us these events have been integral to us growing up. This innocent pleasure is now being tarnished by greedy ticket touts.

I would draw your attention to the following section of the eBay website on the re-selling of restricted items such as event tickets:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/contracts.html

I have also drawn a quote from the back of another Ticketmaster ticket (Richard Ashcroft for the Glasgow Carling Academy 08/05/06):

The purchaser represents and warrants that the ticket is purchased for personal use only, and that it is not purchased as part of any form of business or commercial activity (save as expressly authorised by the Event Partner and its agents), and in particular, that the ticket may not be resold or offered for resale by anyone whether at a premium or otherwise and may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests and sweepstakes) or for any other trade purposes. Resale or attempted resale at a price higher than that printed herein is grounds for seizure or cancellation without refund or other compensation.

Please sign up for this petition if you think it is time for eBay to take action to combat ticket touts.

We, the undersigned, strongly object to the re-selling of tickets for events by unscrupulous touts, leaving genuine customers unable to get tickets. We feel that real supporters of music/sports are being unfairly treated by their excessive pricing and ask that this illegal practice be ended by eBay.

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  • 19 February 20161000. David C
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  • 19 January 2016991. Iain C
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  • 17 January 2016990. Joseph G
    its a joke the prices of tickets on here and about time something got done about it
  • 11 January 2016989. Jimmyjames Houston
    happy birthday mum!
  • 07 January 2016988. Daniel C
    say no to ebay baby
  • 04 January 2016987. Dion B
    Hopelessly tried to get Killers tickets, sold out in 5 minutes. 5 MINUTES? eBay touts had tickets online before they were even on sale. How can this be? And they can buy 12 tickets at once?
  • 02 January 2016986. Laura V
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015985. Rachael Ellis
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015984. James Hahn
    the revolution is coming ebay and the touts
  • 25 December 2015983. Wayne S
    ebay is killing it for real fans.
  • 17 December 2015982. John Logan
    Stop the touts.
  • 15 December 2015981. Sandie H
    I strongly disagree with touts being able to sell tickets on e-bay as this is making it much more difficult for geniune music lovers to go to festivals (which cost a lot of money in the first place)
  • 15 December 2015980. Mr Loadsad
    I THINK EBAY ARE THE BEST,SOME OF THESE OTHER TICKET AGENCIES ARE TAKING THE PISS
  • 13 December 2015979. Dave N
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015978. Alexander Imckb
    Tickets for last year's & this year's T in the Park festival sold out too quickly &we know this due to greedy touts, they're exploiting the services of e-bay & preventing real genuine music loving festival goers the chance to see live bands. L
  • 08 December 2015977. Blair Harrington
    I hope Ebay sits up and takes notice of this. The current situation is ridiculous and totally unacceptable.
  • 06 December 2015976. James O
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015975. Elie H
    This is a disgusting practice and has to stop. It's unfair to real fans - ticket touts should get up off their arses and get a real job rather than profiting out of someone else's hard work.
  • 28 November 2015974. Craig Gonzales
    Stop these theiving scumbags, they're ruining the gigs scene for all the genuine fans

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Gerald RodriguezBy:
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eBay (UK)

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