Buying Tickets On The Secondary Market
My Experience with Barry’s Tickets
There are many things these ticketing sites have to hide, while others make transparency a major feature of their platform. The aforementioned factors have made ticketing services like Barry’s Tickets more popular. However, what do they cost in the end?
Barry’s Tickets is a simple-to-use ticketing service.
From the home page, Barry’s Tickets offers a number of options to click on, such as popular events, local happenings, and just top events.
There are a variety of “assurances” advertised on the homepage. “Full Peace of Mind,” “100% Buyer Guarantee,” and others belong to this category. At first, I am relieved by their use because they seem like normal business phrases until I think about why they were trying to reassure me. I rationalized it away as them knowing that other ticketing sites may be unreliable and proceeded with my purchase.
I noticed right when I clicked on the website that they had tickets for one of the newer theaters near me for a stand-up performance that I’d been looking into. I’m not sure how to handle this. I know that this place does not sell its own tickets; instead, they go through Ticketmaster.
I compared the prices of tickets from the source to those from Barry’s Tickets. The same pair of tickets might cost me $41.00 via Ticketmaster as opposed to $53.00 through Barry’s Tickets. The difference between $12.00 and nothing isn’t significant, but it’s enough to persuade me to stick with Ticketmaster.
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