Sydney Bieber Fans Urged To Check Their Tickets
Bieber fans, beware: Sydney concert-goers who didn't buy their tickets to Wednesday's show through "official means" are at risk of being turned away at the door.
The threat comes after Choice Magazine lodged a complaint against Viagogo and Ticketmaster, reporting them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for reselling tickets at enormously inflated prices.
"We found Ticketmaster Resale-listed VIP tickets to Justin Bieber's concert at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for $2,555, a 374 per cent mark-up on the face value of $539," Choice Magazine's spokesman Tom Godfrey explained.
As a result, customers who have purchased resale tickets may have already had them cancelled, and are being urged to check them ahead of tomorrow night's concert at ANZ Stadium.
While laws exist in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia surrounding the purchase and selling of "scalped" tickets, there is no nationwide legislation, although Choice are reminding people that they are always protected by the Australian Consumer Law, which "prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct."