The authority says consumers should be careful before they pay a lot of money for concert tickets.
In the past, when popular acts have come to Saskatchewan, the FCAA has received complaints about high-priced tickets listed by third-party sellers.
The best way to ensure you pay a fair price for tickets is to buy them from the primary seller, typically Ticketmaster.
Third-party sellers profit by marking up prices far beyond the face value of the original ticket.
Two big red flags for reseller tickets include:
- Tickets listed without specific seat numbers
- Tickets listed in U.S. dollar amounts
- 48 hour restriction on Advertising and Sales
It is illegal for a reseller to sell, advertise or list for sale, any tickets to an event in Saskatchewan unless the tickets are in the person’s possession or control.
It is also illegal for the reseller to sell, advertise or list for sale, any tickets until at least 48 hours after the tickets to the same event were made available to the general public.