We are all well aware of the entire Ticketmaster fiasco related to the Presale of concert tickets for artists like Taylor Swift and Tyler Childers and the controversy that ensued.

We saw how it promoted scalping of tickets on StubHub thus pushing many to buy resold tickets at higher prices. Later, Ticketmaster was called out for exercising opportunistic monopoly.

Following these incidents, the ticket distribution company apologized to those who had a terrible experience trying to purchase tickets.

Are Ticketmaster bots responsible for resale of presale tickets?

Ticketmaster also clarified the reason as to what made the entire ticket distribution process so cumbersome, somehow blaming the bots.

By requiring registrations, Verified Fan is designed to help manage high demand shows – identifying real humans and weeding out bots. Keeping bots out of queues and avoiding overcrowding helps to make wait times shorter and onsales smoother.

However, many feel that these bots were originally put in by Ticketmaster to acquire the majority of tickets. And this eventually helped them garner even higher profits by reselling those tickets.


⁦@Ticketmaster⁩ how is it that every time I sign up for any verified fan sale I always end up on a wait list while bots manage to be verified, buy tickets, and re-sell them for thousands of dollars more than originally paid? My hopes of seeing ⁦@Adele⁩ are fading away

There were also cases where Ticketmaster prevented buyers from buying tickets or even accessing the site by labeling them as ‘bots’, therefore not even verifying them as humans.

Ticketmaster Harry Styles concert tickets

And now, it seems that the ticket-selling platform is messing up with Harry Styles concert tickets set for January 2023. It seems that the rescheduled Harry Styles tickets are not showing in the app.

anyone else’s ticketmaster glitching cuz my harry tickets disappeared



Considering the previous events related to Taylor Swift presale, fans are ostensibly underwhelmed to see that Harry Styles tickets have also gone missing.

It’s surprising to note that the team hasn’t said anything about the issue where rescheduled Harry Styles tickets are missing.

Ticketmaster has also not refuted the allegations about bots being their own which in turn was responsible for the presale-resale events.

Nonetheless, we’ll keep tabs on the issue and update this space as and when we come across new information.

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