Tatame says resellers had UFC Rio tix 'scheme'

source: tatame.com

The thousands of tickets available for UFC Rio sold out in only 74 minutes last Friday night. There were 14,000 tickets sold through website Ingresso.com, and it made many people mad, as they couldn’t get their own ticket due to the congestion on the website. But the exchange dealers were fast enough to get their tickets for the event, which will happen on August 27th.

If thousands MMA fans were let down for not having bought their tickets for the most anticipated event of the year, the same can’t be said about this dealers, who will make a lot of money with UFC Rio. TATAME’s crew got in touch with two of them. The first one is selling tickets for the most expensive section, the premier octagon (R$1.600), for R$3 thousand (around USD$1.500), earning 87,5% of the ticket’s cost.

The tickets for the cheapest place (R$275), will be sold for R$1 thousand, 263,6% over the official price. According to him, the tickets were bought through a ‘scheme’ and he claims that they already bought it with a little agio*. The second dealer has tickets only for the most expensive place, with the identical price of his ‘buddy’: R$3 thousand.

The pre-sales for UFC Rio, exclusive to HSBC clients, started last Thursday, and it went off in 40 minutes. Friday, the 14 thousand tickets lasted 1h and 14 minutes. According to Ingresso.com, 2.629 tickets were not sold and won’t be, since there’ll be installed six big screens at the Arena on August 27th.

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*Websters online defines 'Agio' as the difference in price between the stated price of a  good or commodity (often currency) and its actual value.


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MoSubsMoProblems site profile image  

6/21/11 10:07 AM by MoSubsMoProblems

Um...the scalpers have fight club too.If you wait till the days before the event, you can find tix for below face. Always.

waterboy100 site profile image  

6/21/11 9:56 AM by waterboy100

The limit for this event was 4 per person.

goldleader site profile image  

6/21/11 9:50 AM by goldleader

Frontrowbrian = ginger scalper. And proud of it.

Palmala Handerson site profile image  

6/21/11 8:27 AM by Palmala Handerson

Doesn't ticketmaster own stubhub? I could be wrong but there should be legislation against this shit, the only way around it is to boycott the events, then scalpers are forced to unload them at less than face value

Vinny Magalhães site profile image  

6/21/11 4:56 AM by Vinny Magalhães

 fucking brazilians.... 

Kanodogg1 site profile image  

6/21/11 1:09 AM by Kanodogg1

Isnt scalping illegal, why are sites like stubhub allowed to exist. I know it has no bearing on this particular case, but I had thought scalping tickets in the US was illegal. Not 100% sure though, myknowledge of this comes mainly from sitcoms and movies.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

6/21/11 1:03 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

that sucks for fans in Rio. they are going to get pumped hard for tickets.

FenceGrab site profile image  

6/20/11 10:54 PM by FenceGrab

I beleive the limit is ten per transaction?

stevekt site profile image  

6/20/11 10:48 PM by stevekt

There should be a limit of 4 to 6 tickets per credit card, billing address, IP address, TM account, or per transaction.

Roidie McDouchebag site profile image  

6/20/11 10:40 PM by Roidie McDouchebag

Same thing happened with the first Montreal event.