I’ve been writing a lot about my ticket flips, but I think it’s also important to write about why I choose to NOT flip certain tickets. I had a chance last week to buy some Kaskade Redux tickets. I’ve written about Kaskade in the past, and while I lost money on his last flip, that wasn’t the sole reason why I decided to skip them this turn.
When I first looked at the tour list, I was trying to figure out which city was the best flip but I didn’t recognize any of the venues. I pulled up the Vancouver one at random and found out it was a nightclub. It turns out all of the venues are nightclubs, which meant it would be a limited supply. I then ultimately settled on Sacramento and Vancouver would be my best options.
On the day of, I clicked through the Vancouver one and lo and behold, there is a disclaimer saying they would check the ID to match the ticket. I’m not sure if they would actually do it or not, but it was enough of a deterrent for me. I then clicked through Sacramento, and while there was no exact disclaimer like that, they did say they would check ID’s (I’m guessing to make sure the person was over age.) I thought about it for a minute and realized the risk/reward was just no longer there. That’s when I gave up.
Later in the day, I see this tweet. That didn’t concern me as much as the venue checking ID part, but I did call out that watchout in the earlier Kaskade post. I think I’m done with EDM flips for a while.
The lesson learned here is you can’t win them all. There will always be new reselling opportunities. If you aren’t sure, just let it go.