Lies, Rumors, and Rampant Spectulation 2016 Mar 9, 2016 11:16:55 GMT -8 permanentgood1 and genghisswan like this.
Post by davers on Mar 9, 2016 11:16:55 GMT -8
Correct. Only this board is within our control, and although we can encourage face-value selling by not allowing anything but that here (which we intend to do), it does nothing to stem the flow of an open market which exists outside this board.
I do believe in face value buying, but the open market exists regardless of our feeling toward it.
You guys have some weird views on buying tickets to non-sold out shows.
First of all I don't feel like I owe Sasquatch anything. It has provided me with fun times over the years and in return I have dutifully bought a ticket and maybe some merch and terrible food inside the venue. The price has steadily crept up and now it's at the point where I don't really feel like it's worth it any more. The costs of putting on Sasquatch have probably stayed pretty constant over the years (maybe a couple % inflation every year) so the only real changing factor is the lineup. I have no way of knowing what it costs to book the lineup every year, but I don't really think booking The Cure and Florence really cost all that much more than Beck and Jack White.
They've been raising prices because they think they can. They got greedy in my opinion. This isn't some tiny festival run by a dude who mortgaged his house to hopefully put on a good time for a community, this is a multi million dollar festival run by one of the biggest concert promoters in the world.
As for the "legitimate fans are losing their money on selling their tickets for a loss" that's too bad for them. You by a ticket to a festival intending to go. If you can't go or change your mind you have to realize that taking a loss is a possibility. I have sold plenty of extra tickets to shows below face value. If the show isn't sold out there is zero reason for anyone to buy off another person for face. No matter how trust worthy the person selling seems the person won't be able to provide the same security that buying from the promoter provides. Plus if the festival was sold out most of the would-be sellers prices would be above face.
Sasquatch is a business. They are trying to squeeze as much cash out of you as they can. We as ticket buyers shouldn't just be buying tickets just cause. We need to make sure that Sasquatch holds up their end of the deal, which is to provide a good festival for a reasonable price. If you don't think it's reasonable, don't buy.