What's the best place to buy Boston event tickets for concerts, theater, shows, and sports? Where can you get the best deals on tickets for Boston events?
Here's what you need to know: Discount tickets, make-an-offer, last-minute, and even HALF PRICE tickets are available to Boston sports events, concerts, and shows - IF you know where to look.
I hate to hear about Boston visitors paying full price for tickets when I know they can be obtained at a discount.
Here are my best "insider tips" about where to find the best deals and steals on Boston event tickets.
For many Boston events, tickets for the best seats sell out fast or go to season ticket holders. But what if you don't decide to attend until the last minute, or want really good seats? Or even really cheap seats?
Both TicketLiquidator and TicketsNow are fully licensed ticket brokers, and offer great guarantees. They both usually have excellent selections of great seats for Boston sports, shows, and concerts. Both are large well-known national companies.
Which one is best? Depends on what you're looking for. They both usually have lots of good seats at various prices, but different inventory - so check seats and prices at both TicketLiquidator and AceTickets, compare the tickets on offer, and then move fast before someone else beats you to them.
For an additional option, try TicketNetwork.
If you're looking for Boston Red Sox tickets, brokers may still be your best bet - but check out other Sox ticket options to be sure.
TicketLiquidator already offers some of the best discount ticket deals around, but this special discount code makes their prices even cheaper.
Yes, you can find half-price tickets for a huge number of Boston events. Why pay more when you can get a 50% discount?
Half-price Boston event tickets usually become available 2 or 3 weeks before the event, but sometimes additional tickets continue being released up until the day of the event.
The two best sources of Boston half-price tickets are Goldstar Events and Bostix. When theaters want to make sure all seats will be filled, they offer tickets to Goldstar or Bostix to sell at half price. Free sign up to see Goldstar's offers.
In addition to tickets to shows, Goldstar also often has half-price tickets for cruises, tours, the circus, and occasionally sports events. Sometimes they even offer free promo tickets, so it's always worth signing up.
Craig's List is where some individuals sell tickets they can't use at the last minute. Plenty of people buy tickets through Craig's List without issues, but it is an unregulated environment with no guarantees if something goes wrong.
If you're visiting Boston, think about whether you want to spend your travel time figuring out when and where to meet up with a stranger and hand over cash for tickets. Think about whether you want to wonder if the tickets are legit . . . and what you'll do if you hand them over at the event's ticket gate, and find out they're not.
In Boston, "Scalping" means reselling tickets to entertainment and athletic events without a license - and this is illegal all over Massachusetts. Because scalpers sell tickets without a license, they're operating in an unregulated environment - which means that they don't guarantee that the tickets are legit.
Walk around the outside of any sports or concert venue, and you'll hear hawkers saying, "Need tickets?"
If this happens to you, keep walking.
Remember, scalpers sell online too - so if you don't recognize the name of the broker, or you don't see anything about a guarantee, or anything else looks fishy, click away fast!
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