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KIJIJI no longer sells tickets. Alternatives?

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KIJIJI no longer sells tickets. Alternatives?

They refer you to stubhub which is lame. Kijiji was great for local, non-mega tickets for various events. Craigslist, I don't think people really use here. Anybody find a good alternative?
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at1212b wrote: They refer you to stubhub which is lame. Kijiji was great for local, non-mega tickets for various events. Craigslist, I don't think people really use here. Anybody find a good alternative?
I use Vivid Seats.
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Just Google "tickets for sale". You will get a million ways of getting them.
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Pete_Coach wrote: Just Google "tickets for sale". You will get a million ways of getting them.
I mean for 2nd hand. Usually they're more local with people not being able to make it so they sell them at a discount.
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at1212b wrote: I mean for 2nd hand. Usually they're more local with people not being able to make it so they sell them at a discount.
Or buying from local scalpers :)
This is exactly the reason Kijjijji banned ticket sales.
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I’m also looking for an alternative. I use to pick up cheap last minute tickets for random shows
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Pete_Coach wrote: Or buying from local scalpers :)
This is exactly the reason Kijjijji banned ticket sales.
I guess. But there were many cases where ppl couldn't make an event and would sell it there.
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at1212b wrote: I guess. But there were many cases where ppl couldn't make an event and would sell it there.
yeah but there were obviously so many more scammers that made it impossible to manage.
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You can still post on Kijiji, you just risk getting your ad deleted and/or banned.

There's RFD buy/sell, and Facebook marketplace. Otherwise, it sucks that kijiji has removed the categories.
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Let's be honest. It was not removed because of scammers and fraud it was for more profit.

Look at who owns kajiji and Ebay and StubHub... all the same company. They did it to increase profits.
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Was just looking to post some tickets since I can't make the show. Lo and Behold, I'm greeted with a big:

As of September 29, 2019, Kijiji no longer supports tickets.
To ensure our community has a great buying and selling experience, we encourage you to visit our partner StubHub to find and sell tickets with FanProtect™ guarantee.

I have no issue with resellers and with scalpers. I understand the need and the service. However, @Daf is EXACTLY right by saying this is a profit move, and certainly not a "morality" type move. So wack. All those anti-scalpers are getting played by the REAL pro scalpers... unfortunately I/we are caught in the wake
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Pete_Coach wrote: Or buying from local scalpers :)
This is exactly the reason Kijjijji banned ticket sales.
lol they didn't ban ticket sales because of scalpers... they banned ticket sales because all of these secondhand sales are competition to ebay and Kijiji owned StubHub.. they even direct you to stubhub to buy tickets.
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fightbriz wrote: lol they didn't ban ticket sales because of scalpers... they banned ticket sales because all of these secondhand sales are competition to ebay and Kijiji owned StubHub.. they even direct you to stubhub to buy tickets.
Perhaps but, there were so many scalpers and more insidious, scammers, they made a decision to remove ticket sales from Kijjijji. They could not be controlled and got too many complaints. hey have control with ebay and stubhub.
I would not be surprised if they remove vehicle sales as well.
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b0ne wrote: You can still post on Kijiji, you just risk getting your ad deleted and/or banned.

There's RFD buy/sell, and Facebook marketplace. Otherwise, it sucks that kijiji has removed the categories.
Facebook marketplace, officially, does not allow ticket sales either.
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Yeah, it sucks. Now I use RFD, Craigslist, Letsgo, and Reddit to sell tickets
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Pete_Coach wrote: Perhaps but, there were so many scalpers and more insidious, scammers, they made a decision to remove ticket sales from Kijjijji. They could not be controlled and got too many complaints. hey have control with ebay and stubhub.
I would not be surprised if they remove vehicle sales as well.
Lol how about everything else? People selling blacklisted phones? That is never getting banned.

That's the "official" reason they give you and you believe it?
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fightbriz wrote: Lol how about everything else? People selling blacklisted phones? That is never getting banned.

That's the "official" reason they give you and you believe it?
Get over yourself. They banned ticket sales period. They got so many complaints it was not worth it.
Did your tin foil hat fall off? Conspiracy theories bouncing around in there LOL
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sprung wrote: Yeah, it sucks. Now I use RFD, Craigslist, Letsgo, and Reddit to sell tickets
I've gotten tickets to a local beer festival in past years from people who couldn't make it. This isn't like some crazy rock or sporting event.

Can't seem to find any anywhere.
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at1212b wrote: I've gotten tickets to a local beer festival in past years from people who couldn't make it. This isn't like some crazy rock or sporting event.

Can't seem to find any anywhere.
Yeah, that is a pissoff. It's stuff like that which kijiji was good at... local stuff and smaller events that stubhub is just not geared towards.

Also, there is no way that kijiji was motivated by anything other than forcing people to pay fees for selling tickets via stubhub... if they were that worried about scammers they'd shut the entire website down.

It's too bad that craigslist hadn't taken root in Canadafirst so we wouldn't be saddled with that POS kijiji site.
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stubhub and clearly.ca suck, like really suck

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