“Dude, are you going to Coachella this year?”
If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that, I’d have enough money to buy the dang ticket. Concerts have, for a very long time now, been a great way to spend a night having fun with friends and listening to your favorite music.
But for many large-scale events, you have to buy tickets well in advance. The trouble is there’s always the chance that something will come up and you can’t make it. Now you have to get rid of those tickets or eat the cost.
There are a few ways to do this. You can use Kijiji, eBay, Craigslist, or just stand discretely on the street corner asking for $200 or the best offer.
I’d bet that you probably want to do as little work as possible. That means selling your tickets to people who already know and trust you. What better place to do that than Facebook?
Concertin is a new service that uses Facebook and its Graph Search to find friends or family with similar interests and music tastes to sell your tickets to.
The process is pretty simple. When you login with your Facebook ID, Concertin uses your profile info (likes, interest, location) to discover music and tickets for sale. If you want to sell your tickets, your profile will appear with the listing so potential buyers know who they are dealing with.
The basic version is free with a restriction – only the seller’s FB friends can see the offer. Tickets listed in the premium version are promoted to all users for a 9% commission from the total ticket sale. Even better, the Concertin website connects fans who want to sell tickets with a much broader buyer pool.
It’s a really process that makes selling your tickets hassle-free.