Frequently Asked QuestionsWhy Buy Tickets From A Ticket Service/ Ticket Broker?
Why do Ticket Brokers sometimes charge so much above the face value?
Our members costs for obtaining tickets are always related to the market demand. At times members may pay many times the original face value to obtain tickets that are in high demand. Other times members may purchase tickets at a small price over the face value and then they may sell them for prices closer to the face value. The amount you pay for your tickets above the face value relates to the cost of obtaining these premium tickets.
How do Ticket Brokers get their tickets?
Ticket Services/ Ticket Brokers put their capital at risk daily by purchasing tickets from Season Ticket Holders, conventional public sales, and soliciting through advertising.
What if the NATB member I call doesn't have what I want?
Our members may also use their vast network of contacts to get you tickets to an event that they may not have in stock as well as those events that they have tickets on hand.
Don't Ticket Brokers buy up large blocks of tickets prior to the public sale of tickets?
NO. Our members are NOT affiliated with Ticketron®*, Ticketmaster®*, or any other computerized ticketing agents who are primary sellers for venues.
How do I become a Ticket Broker?
The NATB does educate the public about the basics of our business by helping to make you, the consumer, to understand what we do. The NATB seeks out Ticket Brokers who are already established, that have a good reputation, and most importantly agree to abide by our high standards as prescribed in our code of ethics . The NATB however is not a learning institution and we do not offer advice or help in getting you into the industry.
* Ticketron and Ticketmaster are copyrighted trademarks of Ticketmaster. The NATB and their Members are NOT affiliated with Ticketmaster.