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Old 02-10-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Bunce Comments on Froch/Kessler Tickets.

Flicking between channels last night from Sky to Bn and back and just caught Bunce talking about the Froch/Kessler fight. I thought that was a good thing to hear bigging up another channels fight but then he went on to say about the tickets and said he had heard about 17000 tickets going in 20 minutes but said something about it would appear a lot of those have gone to "touts" is this rubbish or common knowledge, Surely if they are on sale at 02 they must be experienced enough to block these kind of people, in this day and age its not hard to know where the requests come from etc.

I just wondered if there was any truth in it, I assume he thinks there is as its a very iffy thing to say really considering the animosity between both Hearn and ******.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:07 AM   #2
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There was loads of tickets on viogogo and other tout sites straight away mate
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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Straight to touts just like mayweather cotto fight
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #4
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Yup straight to touts, cheeky beggars want 199 for a 40 ticket.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:56 AM   #5
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Yeh that is true....but do you think this would have stoppes his boss from calling it a sell out....and do you think he would have called him out ln it?

Hows ticket sales for March 16th going?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bunce Comments on Froch/Kessler Tickets.

They didn't all go straight to touts, but as with most popular events, of the people who were able to get through and purchase tickets (loads of people weren't able to) a proportion of those people did so with the intention of selling them on.

There aren't 17,000 tickets for sale on 'tout websites' theres probably 1,700 which means that 90% of the people who got tickets aren't going to sell them on, therefore bought them for the boxing.

not a tragedy by any means, and the touts are now stuck with those tickets until they drop the price to what the market will pay. which isn't 199 for a seat in the gods by the way.

This is coming from someone who spent the afternoon on line trying to get tickets without success. not happy about it but its simple market forces, stop moaning.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #7
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Yeh that is true....but do you think this would have stoppes his boss from calling it a sell out....and do you think he would have called him out ln it?

Hows ticket sales for March 16th going?
A bit sad i know mate but i looked yesterday out of curiosity and counted 60 something tickets left, majority in the upper corner at 55
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Yeh that is true....but do you think this would have stoppes his boss from calling it a sell out....and do you think he would have called him out ln it?

Hows ticket sales for March 16th going?
Do you ever stop?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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I would imagine only 10,000 - 12,000 tickets were available.

Sauerland would probably have got 5,000. God knows how many Matchrooms corporate buddies are getting.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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Call me naive, but how do official tickets turn up in the hands of touts?

I had a mate in my old school who could get tickets for stuff... Now he is living it up in Dubai with his own ticket business. I always wondered how people manage to get tickets
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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Call me naive, but how do official tickets turn up in the hands of touts?

I had a mate in my old school who could get tickets for stuff... Now he is living it up in Dubai with his own ticket business. I always wondered how people manage to get tickets
They just buy them up quickly.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #12
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Do you ever stop?
No posters got banned yesterday for slating Hearn...
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #13
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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They just buy them up quickly.
How?

I was online at 11:50, got through virtual waiting room by 12:15, all 150 tickets were sold out by then & it would only let me buy single tickets after that.

What are the touts doing that I'm not?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #15
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Default Re: Bunce Comments on Froch/Kessler Tickets.

I'm not saying St Eddie engages in this practise, but it's very common for event organisers to hand over a percentage of tickets to secondary re-sellers and then both benefit from the mark-up.

Quite often they get included in rip-off bundles for hotels, etc.
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