Survey Says: Monitor Scalpers

Just less than 50 percent of respondents to a survey by Australian ticketing company moshtix think ticket reselling should be closely monitored, but not regulated.

One-third reckon it should be regulated and scalpers penalized. About 40 percent think ticketing providers should be more responsible for monitoring it, 20 percent reckon that websites on which it happens should be responsible.

Most agreed reselling was detrimental, but 54 percent bought tickets this way, with 35 percent of those paying more than the original price.

About 50 percent thought concert prices were too high.

“An overwhelming majority of respondents think that industry players should be taking more responsibility of the issue – something moshtix has been doing for the past two years,” said moshtix GM Adam McArthur. “Only 8 percent think the governments, Federal and State, should take responsibility.”

CoreData conducted the survey.