Were you online earlier today trying to get those tickets to see Beyonce when she comes to town in May? If you were as unlucky as many of us were you may want to know the reason why it was almost impossible to get those tickets in your online cart.
For example, about 70% of tickets for two Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake shows in 2013 at Yankee Stadium were available only through pre-sale events, according to Schneiderman’s report. For Adele’s tour, Billboard estimated around two-thirds of the estimated 750,000 available seats were gone by the time they went on sale to the public, withheld for industry insiders or doled out via exclusive presales.
Then, the moment tickets are released, automated programs called “bots” sweep up as many as possible so scalpers can flip them on the secondary market, through sites like StubHub or even Ticketmaster itself. According to the attorney general’s report, for a 2013 Beyonce concert in Brooklyn, one bot purchased 520 tickets in three minutes.
It seems like everyone is having trouble getting in formation for these Beyonce tickets. Click HERE to read the full story.