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What are "paperless tickets?"
Once I've submitted the online order form, am I guaranteed the tickets I've chosen?
What if the tickets I order are no longer available?
When will my credit card be charged?
How long will it take before I receive my tickets?
Once I place an order am I allowed to cancel?
Why can't I buy just a single or odd numbered amount of tickets?
Is it safe to enter my credit card information at Tickco.com?
How can I tell if my browser supports SSL?
Do brokers usually get tickets at "face value" or less?
Where do brokers get their tickets?
How do brokers determine how much to charge for their tickets?
How do I know that I can trust what a broker is telling me in terms of the actual location of seats or the true market value of those seats?
Ticket brokers refer to what they do as "providing a service". Can you elaborate?
I can understand a service charge but for some events brokers charge five to ten times over the face value. How can they justify this?

What are "paperless tickets?"
Ticketmaster developed a Paperless Ticket system so consumers and event presenters benefit from virtually validated, non-transferable paperless tickets. Click here to get more information on paperless tickets.
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Once I've submitted the online order form, am I guaranteed the tickets I've chosen?
Not yet. First we must confirm that the tickets you want are still available. Once we receive confirmation we will contact you to confirm your order.
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What if the tickets I order are no longer available?
If tickets that were ordered are no longer available, there is usually an option to purchase tickets in a similar seating location. Our Upgrade option will give Tickco the opportunity at its discretion to replace the original seats ordered with comparable or better seats at no cost to you. These seats will not be returnable or exchangeable under the terms and conditions.
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When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card is not charged until we have confirmed that your tickets are available or you have agreed to tickets in a similar location.
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How long will it take before I receive my tickets?
Tickets generally ship two weeks before the event. In other cases tickets may ship the week the of the event. Orders for some events are not delivered until very close to the date of the event. We may contact the customer to confirm the shipping address prior to shipment.
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Once I place an order am I allowed to cancel?
There are no cancellations after you place an order. Once the order has been submitted all orders are final and there are no cancellations or exchanges unless noted otherwise.
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Why can't I buy just a single or odd numbered amount of tickets?
We normally stock an even number of tickets because most customers are looking for an even number of seats. Very few people call us to buy just one ticket; therefore, we generally won't break up 4 together to sell 3 tickets or 2 tickets to sell 1. If you are looking for an odd number of seats, and they are not available online, give us a call at 800-279-4444; we may be able to assist you. Odd numbers are usually available for events that are general admission.
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Is it safe to enter my credit card information at Tickco.com?
Tickco.com is dedicated to the privacy of customer information when purchasing online. Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption has been integrated into our site. SSL is used to encrypt all of your personal information. This includes your name, address, and credit card number. SSL is the industry standard and among the best software available to ensure secure commerce transactions. The process of encryption converts your personal information into bits of code that can be securely transmitted over the Internet.
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How can I tell if my browser supports SSL?
Most browsers are capable of supporting the SSL protocol and will automatically detect the presence of this protocol and convert to secure mode, which is indicated by the presence of either an unbroken, yellow key, or a closed, yellow lock on the bottom left-hand corner of the browser's status bar.
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Do brokers usually get tickets at "face value" or less?
On the contrary, brokers must usually pay over the face value to obtain their tickets. The better the seat and the more popular the event, the more a broker must pay.
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Where do brokers get their tickets?
Brokers rely mainly on the general public to sell them tickets. Other sources are radio stations, musicians, coaches, players, corporations, other brokers, and occasionally the box office.
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How do brokers determine how much to charge for their tickets?
There are a few main factors that brokers consider when pricing a ticket such as the cost of purchasing the ticket, the difficulty in obtaining it, and the established market value for seats in similar locations. Once prices are established, they will then fluctuate based mainly on supply and demand.
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How do I know that I can trust what a broker is telling me in terms of the actual location of seats I'm considering buying or the true market value of those seats?
Regrettably there are a few individuals who call themselves brokers who deliberately misrepresent their products and engage in other questionable practices; however, due to the noble efforts of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and a few other well-respected organizations, these practices are being minimized. It is always wise when purchasing tickets from a broker who you have not previously done business with to look into what organizations they are affiliated with and to have them give you references. The Better Business Bureau and The Chamber of Commerce are other organizations that will not tolerate unscrupulous behavior by their members.
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Ticket brokers refer to what they do as "providing a service". Can you elaborate?
The average working individual neither has the time nor the energy to spend innumerable hours on the phone or waiting in line attempting to purchase quality event tickets. Furthermore, even if one is fortunate enough to get through to the box office immediately after tickets have gone on sale, there is no guarantee they will obtain the quality seating they are in pursuit of. There are also cases in which events sell out in a matter of minutes or hours. For some events like the Super Bowl or Masters Golf, few if any tickets are ever made available to the public through an official box office. In cases like this, the only way for the public to purchase tickets is through a ticket broker.
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I can understand a service charge but for some events brokers charge five to ten times over the face value. How can they justify this?
Remember, brokers have to pay quite a bit over the "face value" to obtain many of their tickets. Most brokers are law-abiding, hard working individuals who embrace capitalism and apply free market principles to make an honest living. Unfortunately, some people consider them "crooks" because they do sometimes charge a substantial amount over the "face value". When quality tickets for an event are no longer available through the box office, if demand dictates, a secondary market for those tickets is created. At this level, market forces very similar to the ones that influence the price of stock shares, oil, and other commodities are at play driving up or knocking down the price of tickets. In most cases brokers pay significantly more than the original cost to obtain quality seats for an "in demand" event.
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