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How to Save on Concert Tickets

February 14, 2017

Looking to catch your favorite Grammy artist on their next tour? The first step is to find your tickets. But where do you get ‘em?! Is Ticketmaster your immediate go-to? Or are resellers like StubHub your first stop? Let’s go through some quick pros and cons of each.

When buying from Ticketmaster or Live Nation, you know that you’re not getting ripped off by those trying to make some extra cash – it’s always face value, plus those pesky service fees. On the flipside, they don’t regularly offer opportunities to purchase tickets below face value. On sites like StubHub and SeatGeek, you have more chances to score some last-minute deals that resellers are looking to unload.

A point goes to resellers for availability. While tickets sell out on Ticketmaster, there are almost always tickets available on StubHub or Vivid Seats. Won’t settle for anything but your “dream seat”? Reseller sites will probably have it for you, but it’ll cost you.

Considering the good and the bad, once you score those over-priced Adele seats or the nosebleed section for Beyonce, it probably won’t matter anymore which ticket train you rode in on. You’re there.

This post previously appeared on Money.com.