Man, I Feel Like A Complete Mug

By Rob Last edited 157 months ago
Man, I Feel Like A Complete Mug

It's a very modern quandry: if a man pays £279 for two tickets to a Shania Twain concert, who should be punished: the man who sold him the (horribly overpriced) tickets or the man who was stupid enough to buy them?

Ok, so we're being a little facetious but seriously: nearly three hundered quid to see Shania Twain at Wembley Arena, one of the worst venues in the city?

According to the papers the "Bexleyheath man" who paid Get Me Tickets the ungodly amount was actually shocked to discover that their face value was just £50 when he received them in the post.

He contacted the company for a full refund, but when they refused he contacted trading services and received a refund from the credit card company. Meanwhile Get me Tickets director, Michael Rangos, has been charged under the Price Indications (Resale of Tickets) Regulations 1994.

Don't get us wrong, we loathe rip off merchants as much as anyone else but aren't these 'hard to get' ticket sites basicallly online touts? Anyone who saw Channel 4's Touts on Tour documentary at the end of last year would know to that it's very much a case of 'buyer beware' when dealing with those kind of outfits.

Last Updated 17 May 2005

Robert John Kaper

I used GetMeTickets last year and paid £45 each for two HIM tickets for a 'sold-out' show on Halloween. Already had tickets for the Saturday but my bird wanted to see them on Halloween. Didn't regret the decision at all. GetMeTickets even shows face value opposite of their premium price on their product list, so I really don't know what the big deal is about: this is how a free market of supply and demand ought to work.


I don't think much of her music, it's not my sort of thing, but I've got a lot of respect for Shania Twain. She showed early talent, but had to put her entire career on hold when very young to look after her infant siblings after her mother died. Which she did very successfully, and returned to music when she could, and was able to be a success, which I think deserves a fair amount of credit. And her voice IS impressive.