Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs are already being resold for extortionate prices
Different concert, same story.
Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Dublin gigs at the 3Arena are already being sold for extortionate prices on certain third-party websites.
As stated previously, plenty of people were absolutely fuming after concert tickets were snapped up in under five minutes.
Given the fact that touts did the exact same thing for the upcoming U2 and Coldplay gigs, there has been a massive public backlash regarding the regulation of ticket sales in Ireland.
Fine Gael's Noel Rock is one of the many TD's that are actively campaigning for progressive steps to be taken , in fact, he has already proposed a Ticket Touting Bill to be discussed in the Dail.
— Noel Rock (@NoelRock) January 31, 2017
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission have also announced that they're conducting an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in relation to the provision of tickets.
Irregardless of future legislation being introduced, it still won't ease the anguish that Sheeran fans are currently experiencing, especially considering the extraordinary prices that certain third-party websites are charging for the Dublin dates.
If people want to pay these prices then that's their decision but wow!
On Viagogo, tickets are currently available at prices that range from €266.75 to €350.94.
Sadly, that's relatively cheap when compared to other outlets.
Here's a sample of what the prices on Ebay look like.
While these prices far exceed the original value, things get much worse.
Take a look at some of the scandalous prices that are being charged elsewhere.
— Kieran Smithers (@SmileySmithers) February 2, 2017