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Founder sings praises of Twitter-based ticket exchange

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | By Michelle Hammond

start-up-ideas-twicketsA London-based web designer has created a website called Twickets, after he saw a music fan offering to give away tickets to a show free on Twitter instead of letting them go to waste.


Richard Davies believes other people with tickets to events they are unable to attend would rather sell them to real fans instead of through expensive secondary ticket websites.


He launched @Twickets with the rule that all tickets must be sold at face value or less. The business has so far allowed people to sell-on 45,000 “spare” tickets to events.


“First and foremost it was set up to reduce empty seats at events which were supposedly sold out,” Davies says.


“I thought one of the reasons was because people cannot exchange tickets at the last minute if they have a change of plans.


“The other important thing is to ensure that fans are not being ripped off by overpriced tickets going spare by the expensive secondary ticket sites.”


Music-lovers everywhere are bound to appreciate this sort of service, so why not introduce something similar in Australia?