eBay Bans Resale Of Free Tickets

eBay Bans Resale Of Free Tickets

eBay policies often seem designed to benefit the auction site itself rather than consumers, but this one actually seems pretty reasonable: the site is working to ban resale of tickets for events where the tickets were originally given out for free.

Event organisers can have their events added to a blacklist of events where tickets shouldn’t be resold, which eBay says it will publicise via its announcements board. Profiteering from free events does sound like pretty dodgy behaviour, so this seems a logical move. The one downside is that events organisers need to notify eBay at least one month ahead of releasing the tickets, which sounds a tad excessive — processing that information might not be instantaneous, but a month is a very long time.



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