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A concert organizer in the Philippines is putting a new ticketing system in place in a bid to control scalpers

Are we finally saying goodbye to scalpers?

One of the Philippines’ largest concert organizers, PULP Live World, is about to change the ticketing landscape by implementing some changes into their ticketing system, with the goal of ensuring no fan is scammed by anyone. PULP’s COO–also fondly called “Inang” by everyone–Happee Sy, personally announced this on her Twitter account last March 28, 2023.

https://twitter.com/happeehour/status/1640520172560879616?s=20

As part of their ‘solution’ to prevent scalpers from buying tickets and re-selling them at ridiculously sky-high prices, concertgoers will now have to present their physical concert tickets alongside matching valid IDs to enter the concert venue. Those who will buy tickets online only have to make sure that the SM Tickets account used to buy the tickets is registered under the same name of the person watching the concert.

Clarifications for PULP’s new ticketing system were made in the replies of Happee Sy’s Tweet.

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Transferring ticket ownership is also possible, but will take a few more steps to do.

Their new policy has already been implemented with the ticket selling of K-Pop boy group NCT DREAM, which commenced on April 2, 2023. The 7-member group’s concert will be held on April 29 and 30.

If tickets were found to have been bought by and from scalpers, the tickets will be confiscated and the ticket holder will be blacklisted from all future shows to be held by PULP Live World.

While this seems like a good initiative from PULP Live World as event organizers and are very much aware of the woes fans go through during ticket selling days, fans believe that it is the ticketing partners who should be making moves towards preventing scalpers from taking advantage of fans.

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What do you think about PULP’s new ticketing system? Were there any DREAMzens that experienced any inconveniences during ticket selling? Let us know!

 

 

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