Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Consumer Reports: How to Get Tickets to Your Favorite Shows

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Consumer Reports: How to Get Tickets to Your Favorite Shows

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Hoping to score affordable seats to a concert, play or sporting event? Good luck. Unscrupulous brokers are sending prices through the roof.

Consumer Reports offers these tips on how not to get fleeced.

Shop at the Source

The ideal way to get a good seat at a fair price is through the venue box office or the official ticket seller, which, for 80 percent of all live-event seating, is Ticketmaster. These strategies will better your chances with both:

- Take advantage of presales. Presales allow select consumers to buy tickets before they're offered to the general public. Create an account with Ticketmaster. It can save you minutes when a sale starts by freeing you from having to enter login and payment information, Consumer Reports says, during which time bots and more savvy fans can swoop in and grab your seats. …

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