I won concert tickets from a local radio station. I entered the contest with the assumption that the concert was going to be held on a weekend day. However, between the time that the concert (and contest) were announced, the show got rescheduled to a Monday, which is a day I cannot do. My only friend who also likes the band is also unable to attend, so I can't give the tickets to him.
I don't want the tickets to go to waste (the station wouldn't let me return them, for whatever reason), so I would like to sell them, if at all possible. However, the concert takes place in Illinois, which is one of the states that's weird about reselling tickets. The law on the issue is really confusing, and I'm not clear if it's in effect to just target mass ticket brokers or everyone under the sun. I live in Missouri, so I'm not sure if I sold them on StubHub or whatever, if Illinois' laws were applicable or if it was Missouri's (which has a *shrug
* stance on reselling tickets).
Complicating matters further is that the face value on the actual tickets is "Comp". Not $0.00, but Comp. Since most of the laws pertain to face value of the ticket, it makes the situation wierder. Tickets to the show in question are still on sale from the venue for $15 (all seats are General Admission), but there are listings on StubHub in the $40-$60 range being sold by other people.
I don't really care how much they would sell for; even if I got the standard price + the 15% to cover the StubHub fees is better than nothing. I'm not crazy enough to think they'll fetch $60 per ticket.TL;DR:
I won concert tickets that I can't use. Should I try to sell them on StubHub and face potential deadly Illinois Justice, or try a cattle call on Facebook to give them away?