"Mobile delivery -- day of show" concert tickets

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Lobster11, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    A friend and I are considering getting tix for an upcoming concert, for which the only option is "mobile delivery -- day of show" -- which evidently means that they email you the tickets 3-4 hours before show time and you gain admittance by displaying the ticket on your phone. Maybe I'm just behind the times, but this was a new one on me, and I'm not really keen on the idea. I'm especially nervous about it for this particular show, as I would be traveling a long way and wouldn't receive the electronic ticket until well after I was on the road. And it makes me even more nervous about trying to buy tickets from a third-party vendor -- e.g., "StubHub" or Craigslist -- because I wouldn't know whether I actually have the tickets until I'm halfway there.

    Does anybody have any experience with this kind of ticket-delivery system? Am I more worried than I should be?
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    New to me too...and I can't say I like the idea either.
    I'm fine with electronic delivery...email with a bar-code...but I've always got them when I ordered.
    I guess this is progress...:(
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Doesn't make sense. Why couldn't they email you the tickets when you paid for them? I usually print them out. Screw that phone mess.
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  4. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Sounds risky.
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I get baseball tickets from StubHub. They email the tickets immediately, and I print them out.
  6. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    We do a Will Call with venues that offer it.
    You pick them up at the front desk.
  7. My phone does not have internet so I guess I can not go to shows if this is the new thing. :meh:
  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Sounds more than a bit scamish. Not to mention, what are you gonna have to tack up on your brag board?