Viagogo vs. TicketBis vs. Seatwave vs. StubHub – Fees & Comparison
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How These Sites Work And Fees Compared:
All of the sites are second-hand marketplaces where owners of tickets can resell them at prices that are usually higher than the face value you would pay if you purchased the tickets directly from the box office. The companies make money by charging fees to buyers and sellers in order to facilitate the transaction.
Seatwave (owned by Ticketmaster) is our favorite service of the three because it has the best deals, the most tickets and it has a strong, reliable reputation due to its support from the largest ticket company in the world. It also tends to have low fees.
Viagogo is a large international ticket reseller but it tends to have lots of built in fees so we don't recommend it. It ranks as a Top 10,000 website in the world according to Alexa.com.
Click here to view the viagogo buyer guarantee that protects you in case there are issues.
StubHub is the second largest international ticket reseller and the largest reseller in the United States. StubHub has been around since 2000 and was purchased by eBay in 2006. Stubhub's Europe site tends to have relatively low fees.
You can view StubHub's buyer guarantee here.
As mentioned at the beginning of the post, the key to finding the best deal is opening every trustworthy site and comparing prices. If you're in a rush though and are outside of the U.S., then we recommend Seatwave since it has the largest inventory of tickets.