As a follow-up to a couple of entries I posted in September 2004 about getmetickets.net, the BBC reports that the site has been shut down and that the Department for Trade and Industry has “asked for the company to be wound up in the public interest.”
Getmetickets.net was a bit of a scam. Their aim was to sell concert tickets, with the emphasis on selling the best seats or tickets for events that had already sold out or where tickets were not yet available. The problem was that often they did not actually have the tickets that they claimed to be available by their web site, leaving punters paying for nothing. The site was the subject of two BBC Watchdog investigations.
It’s good to see scams like this being wound up. Some of the tickets on sale cost hundreds of pounds and in a number of cases never arrived – that’s a lot of money to lose out on.
My original entry is here but I posted a follow-up after getmetickets.net employees tried to stick up for the company in the entry comments. They seem like a very dodgy operation indeed, and hopefully the case against them will suceed.
Please note that the discussion attached to this entry is now closed. If you are having issues with GetMeTickets, please consult their web site which has details of the insolvency process, and the web site of the Public Interest Unit of the Insolvency Service. If you are having issues with any other company please contact your local Trading Standards Service.