By Allison Jones
About 90 per cent of people who replied to the government’s online survey said a ticket’s original face value should be displayed by secondary sellers and on resale sites.
When it comes to primary ticket sellers, respondents wanted to see more transparency, with 96 per cent saying the total ticket price – including all taxes and fees – should be made clear up front and 75 per cent said the total number of tickets available for sale should be disclosed.
Not all ticket reselling is a problem, the government says alongside the survey results. Most resellers do so “occasionally and entirely legitimately.”
About 15 per cent of people who took the survey said they had sold tickets online in the past, and two per cent of those people said they bought tickets for the sole purpose of reselling them.
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