I told myself I wouldn’t do it, but the Viet gambling blood is strong with this one. Yesterday, the Ed Sheeran stadium tour presale went live. I was going to pass on this one since I didn’t think he could sell out a football stadium. Plus, I learned that lesson with Beyonce. However, at the last minute, someone shared stadium sizes with me, and I noticed that Houston’s stadium was on the smaller side (compared to the population of the city.) So I decided to buy the tickets.
I told myself I’d only buy great floor tickets. One thing I learned – the verified fan code is tied to an account, and I wasn’t logged into the account. That was a waste of a precious 10-15 seconds to have to enter the code, then login to my account, and then REENTER the code. Even with all that, I was able to get front floor seats, albeit it in the back. When I went to check out, I only saw this as the delivery option:
Yes, you could ONLY do mobile tickets. I took the gamble and bought them anyway, thinking worst case, I’ll sell the tickets locally in Houston and transfer them to the new person. Or if push comes to shove, give the tickets to some friends in Houston.
Listing on Stubhub
A reader pointed me to this page on how to sell mobile tickets on Stubhub. I emailed them in the morning asking for permission, reminding them of my perfect record of no ticket issues and my sales YTD. By the afternoon, I got approval to list the tickets! When I went to list the tickets however, there were only 2 delivery options – paper and PDF, which I don’t have either. I chatted with their online rep who then told me I needed to list the tickets as PDF, delivered later, and when the listing is active, EDIT it and check the disclose that the tickets are mobile only. And that’s what I did. See screenshot below.
Now that the tickets are listed, the wait begins for the public sale and the sellout. Of course I wish I had this all set up ready to go as soon as the presale started, but at least I’m set up for next time.
I will note that a few readers were rejected when they asked for mobile tickets, so maybe you need some recent sales numbers or something. I don’t know what they use to judge.