This is pretty obscene. thousand dollar tickets? seriously, screw those guys. and honestly shame on blizzard for not just handling there ticket sales internally though the battlenet store.
Nothing wrong with making an honest buck, but we're never gonna save the planet with being greedy.....
Who on Earth would care that much about Blizzcon to even go at this point, let alone pay such ridiculous prices. I mean, to each their own but do people really enjoy being spoken down to at these things (don’t you guys have phones?) etc.? I don’t get it. I guess there will always be a cult following for anything, but really.
Thanks for posting this! I am the dev at WTBlizzcon and work very hard to ensure that tickets are sold at face value.
I am very very grateful I was able to get our tickets in the first wave of sales. If I wasn't able to get them I would be looking 3rd party because our group desperately wants to go to Blizzcon. Nothing wrong with reselling. Hopefully people don't pay incredible markups and so the prices stabalize to a near-face value level for people. Not cool if people bought tickets with the sole intention to resell but things happen and groups change and people end up with extra tickets and I think it's good and important that they be able to offer them to others!
I already posted this on blizzcon forums and no blue response yet.https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/blizzcon/t/axs-and-those-resale-fees/1397
I don't really see the issue. Secondary markets for tickets like this are common and help pricing reach economic efficiency, and AXS is providing a service in facilitating that market, they rationally should structure a way to recoup some of the cost. The fees also help to cut down on some of the churn that could happen around ticket sales by removing some of the micro transactions out of the bottom tier, which would come at a cost of economic efficiency, but also probably has value to Blizzard.
Not able to sell on axs because I don’t have an USA bank account and axs support won’t support me.