Review of Online Ticket Sellers
Getting a Ticketmaster account just made my life easier because they store all my information on their site. Ordering tickets is pretty simple; I just login and then look up the tickets I want. Their site is pretty easy to understand, so I got my tickets no problem. They even let you look at the venue's seating chart, so you can see exactly where your seats are even before you step inside.
I got an email confirmation just minutes after I ordered my tickets. It's like a receipt, showing me the price, venue, event, seat location and order number. And all the information was hyperlinked, so I could check everything pretty easily.
Ticketmaster does have some extra fees, but it's a great service and I know I'll be coming to them again. They just have so much choice and make finding the exact tickets you want so easy and convenient.
What makes TicketsNow unique are their "Corporate Programs" which offer companies and other groups a way to purchase tickets specially for clients and employees. Group members get great perks like discounts on tickets and an easier ordering process. This is great if you need to go with a lot of different people
TicketsNow is a top ticket seller and they have the customer service to match, which is always important when buying from the internet. TicketsNow specializes on large-scale events in the United States and worldwide, which unfortunately means that they don't have a wide variety of tickets. Plus, their event categories aren't very clear or useful, so it's tough to just browse. Besides that and a slightly below-average refund policy, TicketsNow is a great online ticket vendor. You just might need to take a little longer to look around here.
You might have heard radio commercials for the San Francisco-based StubHub, calling it "the fan's ticket marketplace." It's like eBay, only tailored specifically for online ticket selling. Some tickets are sold by auction - like eBay - and the highest bidder gets the ticket.
StubHub doesn't sell tickets itself; it's just a middle-man service that connects fans and sellers of event tickets. AOL and several major sports associations - the NFL, NHL, NBA, and NCAA - have partnered with StubHub, helping them redefine the way tickets are resold; they want to help the fans, not the sellers and not the venues. StubHub ranked #8 on Inc 500's 2006 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America during the past 3 years.
If you're flexible in price and you're looking for cheap tickets, you'd probably like StubHub. They have great customer service and they're always offering discounts and other promotions, so out of the three, I'd say they're the best. This is obviously a different option to those mentioned above, so it depends on the exact type of tickets you’re looking for – especially if they have already sold out before you started looking for your tickets at a bargain price.