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RCUK
27-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Folks,

The club have just posted that people who have season tickets can sell unused tickets at face value through that site.

I didn't know this existed, but it might help people here get tickets and sellers sell them without too much hassle re having to meet up etc.

Not sure if it's for all matches or just sold out ones, but currently on there it lists that you can sell for both Burnley and Hull.

Davy64
27-04-2017, 04:44 PM
Folks,

The club have just posted that people who have season tickets can sell unused tickets at face value through that site.

I didn't know this existed, but it might help people here get tickets and sellers sell them without too much hassle re having to meet up etc.

Not sure if it's for all matches or just sold out ones, but currently on there it lists that you can sell for both Burnley and Hull.

I think SP has an interest in that company

ellioteagle1
24-08-2017, 09:22 PM
Just sold 2 tickets for Saturday as we can't go. Great system. Shame they take £4 fee off you though they buyer should be lumped with that.

Buysakho
24-08-2017, 09:34 PM
Just sold 2 tickets for Saturday as we can't go. Great system. Shame they take £4 fee off you though they buyer should be lumped with that.

the buyer is! I bought one for Saturday from twickets - there making money all round! It's a very good way for someone who hasn't got a season ticket to get in the holmsdale though.

Kirby
24-08-2017, 10:30 PM
How is the price calculated then? Is the total season ticket price divided by 19 or do they just pay the price of a normal individual ticket (i.e. £35)?

Guessing it's the latter, but surely that means someone could purchase an early bird season ticket then sell it on twickets every other week, making a small profit in the process?

Dorking .Eagle
25-08-2017, 05:18 AM
Some really decent seats available for the Swansea game, loads of them and all over the stadium, particularly the Holmesdale, which is a bonus.
I bought my father in law a ticket for the forthcoming Southampton home game, as soon as it went on normal sale, and there was nothing like this range of seats available! (in the Holmesdale Upper)

I hope the club regularly promote and remind fans of this service, as it is surely far better to try and have seats filled than just wasted, and its a win-win all round.

orp pisshead1
25-08-2017, 06:05 AM
Folks,

The club have just posted that people who have season tickets can sell unused tickets at face value through that site.

I didn't know this existed, but it might help people here get tickets and sellers sell them without too much hassle re having to meet up etc.

Not sure if it's for all matches or just sold out ones, but currently on there it lists that you can sell for both Burnley and Hull.

Pathetic it's better to offer proper fans on here or Hol etc imo.

cpfc4evandeva
25-08-2017, 06:17 AM
Perhaps a silly question, but how does it work with season tickets? Do the people you're selling to get some kind of print out eticket from Twickets?

I think it's nice if you can give yours or your friends spare season ticket to a Palace fan though.

ellioteagle1
25-08-2017, 06:37 AM
The buyer of the tickets gets sent an E-ticket by the box office.

Scrumpy
25-08-2017, 07:20 AM
How is the price calculated then? Is the total season ticket price divided by 19 or do they just pay the price of a normal individual ticket (i.e. £35)?

Guessing it's the latter, but surely that means someone could purchase an early bird season ticket then sell it on twickets every other week, making a small profit in the process?

I think it is the price paid for the season ticket / 19 (That's what the seller receives anyway).

dmcpfc
25-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Only season tickets and members can buy them apparently ,so not on sale to the "public"

PoshPalace
25-08-2017, 07:26 AM
How does this site identify genuine Palace fans from obnoxious away tools? And how does it stop touts from buying spares at face value and selling them in the street?

PoshPalace
25-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Thanks DM, got in whilst I was posting!

DaveTuttles
25-08-2017, 08:08 AM
What happens if we want to put the price up above face value ?

jjeagle
25-08-2017, 08:22 AM
What happens if we want to put the price up above face value ?

You cant.

cpfc4evandeva
25-08-2017, 08:23 AM
What happens if we want to put the price up above face value ?

Then you're a tout.

Kirby
25-08-2017, 08:29 AM
I think it is the price paid for the season ticket / 19 (That's what the seller receives anyway).

Ah OK, thanks.

CJ PLUM
25-08-2017, 08:34 AM
I think it is the price paid for the season ticket / 19 (That's what the seller receives anyway).

Once your season ticket seat is sold at face value you receive approx 1/19 what you paid for season ticket. The difference in prices is where Twickets make their money, presumably shared with the club.
You only receive payment if your seat is resold so I would advise anyone who sells back their seat to ask those seated nearby to verify if the seat was then used for the specific game if not notified of resell.

ellioteagle1
25-08-2017, 08:51 AM
I'm the clubs harshest critic when it comes to tickets due to the small allocations taken for popular away games and phasing when it's not needed i.e. Man City away which will not sell out.

This however is a fantastic scheme that really will get Palace fans into Selhurst whilst also giving season ticket holders who can't attend some money back on their season tickets. It's not perfect but it's definitely a great way to ensure the stadium is full and it will also reduce the market for touts due to more tickets being available.

Well done CPFC.

Naboo
25-08-2017, 08:59 AM
Great idea.

I can't make the game tomorrow so have just put my ticket in the LH up for sale via Twickets. Means I get £20 back and gives a Palace fan the chance to go instead at a reasonable price

Kirby
25-08-2017, 09:09 AM
Good idea but isn't it a bit unfair on those who've already purchased individual tickets for the next few home games (probably at £35+ a pop)?

Harry Holmesdale
25-08-2017, 09:18 AM
Whats stopping Terry the Tout buying a membership and buying tickets? How much is a membership now?

Can one membership/season ticket holder only buy one ticket on Twickets?

And why would a season ticket holder want to buy another ticket?

Yoda
25-08-2017, 09:19 AM
I guess it's now up to the purchaser to decide whether to buy at face value from the club, or wait and see what turns up on twickets.

Twickets might be cheaper, but my guess is that people are more likely to be selling single tickets that way. If you want 2 or more tickets sitting together, buying from the club (probably for the Arthur Wait stand?) might be more successful.

Thing is, there's been criticism in the past when there have been empty seats at sellout matches. This will help address that.

Yoda
25-08-2017, 09:26 AM
Whats stopping Terry the Tout buying a membership and buying tickets? How much is a membership now?

Can one membership/season ticket holder only buy one ticket on Twickets?

And why would a season ticket holder want to buy another ticket?

Terry the Tout has always been able to buy a membership and purchase tickets from the club (subject to any loyalty points thresholds).

As a ST holder, I'm sometimes asked to buy tickets for Palace mates. It's usually friends who can only attend a couple of matches per year, for a variety of reasons.

So the additional ticket that I occasionally purchase is for them.

ellioteagle1
25-08-2017, 09:42 AM
The buyer isn't paying what they seller receives. The buyer will pay whatever the price is for that game so it's completely fair.

ellioteagle1
25-08-2017, 09:44 AM
My only criticism is that you can only sell two tickets per listing and it has to be sold as the category that your tickets are i.e. Senior or 18-21. This lessens the chance of sale the club should change it so that the buyer can select what category of ticket they want i.e. Adult and this would enable the club to make more money too!

whereEaglesFly
25-08-2017, 09:46 AM
Whats stopping Terry the Tout buying a membership and buying tickets? How much is a membership now?

Can one membership/season ticket holder only buy one ticket on Twickets?

And why would a season ticket holder want to buy another ticket?

Terry the tout would usually sell for a lot higher than Twickets prices so I suppose it makes touting less lucrative. Still possible though

Ruskin Old Boy
25-08-2017, 05:00 PM
Praise from the Football Supporters Federation:

"It’s a positive move demonstrating that not everything a club does has to be driven by profit. It shows that clubs can create something that is fair and beneficial to supporters.

"We’ve long been opposed to the legalised touting that many secondary ticketing deals represent - which sees too many fans pay hugely inflated sums to see their team.

"We congratulate Crystal Palace on this move and encourage other clubs across the country to follow their lead."

More here: http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/palace-create-face-value-non-profit-ticket-exchange

spy
26-08-2017, 01:00 PM
Shame this wasn't in place for the Huddersfield game although the person who would have bought my ticket had a lucky escape :D

civil eagle
26-08-2017, 03:14 PM
Can you put the whole of your season ticket on this site, I'm considering boycotting until De Boer & Parish have gone

Woosie
26-08-2017, 06:46 PM
Terry the tout would usually sell for a lot higher than Twickets prices so I suppose it makes touting less lucrative. Still possible though

Twickets is FV only (or at least it is for the music side of things) so surely there's no profit in it? Unless you're a STH and are able to sell for the individual price of each match?

KingsleY
09-09-2017, 11:18 AM
Just put my ticket for Southampton on there as I'm at a wedding.
It told me I would get £30 - £4 fees, so £26. However the ticket is listed for £42.5 plus £4 fees.

It then says in my email that they don't charge sellers, so it's all very confusing!

ebyeeckeagle
09-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Just put my ticket for Southampton on there as I'm at a wedding.
It told me I would get £30 - £4 fees, so £26. However the ticket is listed for £42.5 plus £4 fees.

It then says in my email that they don't charge sellers, so it's all very confusing!

So Twickets earn double fees! Very nice.

The seller should essentially get 1/19th of the ST price but obviously, the buyer would pay what the normal price would be. The club take the difference which is fair enough.

Dorking .Eagle
09-09-2017, 03:24 PM
I think that is about right. If a season ticket holder could get the match by match price, then they could technically profit from their season ticket.

Yoda
09-09-2017, 04:20 PM
I think that is about right. If a season ticket holder could get the match by match price, then they could technically profit from their season ticket.

As Ebyeekeagle said above, they could charge the standard match price but then Twickets and Palace divide the difference as their profit. That way the ST holder doesn't profit, but gets some money back.

Or, even better in my view, give a percentage of that difference to a charity...such as Geoff Thomas's charity.

That would incentivise the ST holders even more to offer up their seat when they can't use it.

PeterH
09-09-2017, 04:26 PM
Good idea Yoda - should be put to the club - alongside the kids box etc.

Kirby
13-09-2017, 01:14 PM
Just put my ticket on for the Saints game (lower Holmesdale) - all pretty easy.

Probably too late for it to be snapped up, but thought I'd give it a go anyway.

SHIPEAGLE
13-09-2017, 01:34 PM
just looked at Twickets the are about 90 tickets on there available for the Southampton game.

CPFC since 1989
13-09-2017, 03:11 PM
Just put my ticket for Southampton on there as I'm at a wedding.
It told me I would get £30 - £4 fees, so £26. However the ticket is listed for £42.5 plus £4 fees.

It then says in my email that they don't charge sellers, so it's all very confusing!


Or you could sell it here directly at the real face value of £42.50 and leave Twickets out of them making over £15 off you.

Sounds like the tout is Twickets.

EddieEdwards
13-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Or you could sell it here directly at the real face value of £42.50 and leave Twickets out of them making over £15 off you.If it's a season ticket then £42.50 is not the "real face value". Also, the sale of season tickets for individual matches is not allowed on the BBS.

Kirby
14-09-2017, 09:58 AM
If it's a season ticket then £42.50 is not the "real face value". Also, the sale of season tickets for individual matches is not allowed on the BBS.

Plus you run the risk of the BBSer being a wrong'un and not showing/paying up.

My ticket in the Holmesdale Lower (Block G) is still on Twickets if anyone's still looking for a decent seat.

KingsleY
16-09-2017, 07:10 AM
My ticket in block b went unsold! Guessing not many people are searching that way yet

Night Eagle
16-09-2017, 07:20 AM
what happened? I went online to twickets to buy a ticket for today's game and the page is gone? Do they remove it on match day?

KingsleY
16-09-2017, 07:24 AM
My email said that the listing has finished as not enough time to process ticket delivery or something like that!

Night Eagle
16-09-2017, 07:25 AM
why on earth don't they allow printing at home? Ridiculous. Is there any other way of getting tickets or just through the Club?

KingsleY
16-09-2017, 08:05 AM
I think they do send the ticket via email but the box office have to process the change from season ticket to e ticket I guess

stamford triumph
16-09-2017, 09:39 AM
We bought one yesterday. You have to wait for email from club for print at home ticket. This is to ensure they have cancelled season ticket.

CPFC since 1989
16-09-2017, 04:01 PM
I was told late last night Twickers had 70 odd tickets left at least. So the best way still seems to shift tickets on the BBS to people with decent posting history.

Kirby
17-09-2017, 05:15 PM
My ticket in the Holmesdale lower didn't get taken either :(

Sureagle
11-10-2017, 08:42 AM
I listed a ticket for Chelsea. They are offering me £30 for Upper holmesdale and then take £4 off for admin fee. They then list the ticket for sale at £42.50 and charge the buyer a further £4 booking fee. So, they are not offering face value price to seller and are making £20.50 per ticket! I wonder what is CPFC''S cut. Surely, BBS can set up a more competitive system via these forums so that buyers and sellers get a better deal.

RCUK
11-10-2017, 11:55 AM
Parish owns part of Twickets from what ive read.

So all the 'helping the fans' bit is utter bollocks - its more pocket lining.

EddieEdwards
11-10-2017, 12:26 PM
I listed a ticket for Chelsea. They are offering me £30 for Upper holmesdale and then take £4 off for admin fee. They then list the ticket for sale at £42.50 and charge the buyer a further £4 booking fee. So, they are not offering face value price to seller and are making £20.50 per ticket! I wonder what is CPFC''S cut. Surely, BBS can set up a more competitive system via these forums so that buyers and sellers get a better deal.As I understand it, they offer the seller a pro-rata price based on the cost of the season ticket, so if for example the price paid for the season ticket was £570 then they would offer £30. They then sell the ticket at the normal matchday price which will obviously be higher. This seems perfectly reasonable, although less so once the admin/booking fees come into the equation. Perhaps the price differential goes to CPFC and the admin/booking fees go to Twickets although it may not be as simple as that.

Twickets has access to the cost of every individual's season ticket. The BBS does not have that information and so cannot determine a fair pro-rata price. This is one of the reasons why the sale of season tickets for individual matches is not allowed on the BBS.

ollie_porter
11-10-2017, 12:44 PM
I listed a ticket for Chelsea. They are offering me £30 for Upper holmesdale and then take £4 off for admin fee. They then list the ticket for sale at £42.50 and charge the buyer a further £4 booking fee. So, they are not offering face value price to seller and are making £20.50 per ticket! I wonder what is CPFC''S cut. Surely, BBS can set up a more competitive system via these forums so that buyers and sellers get a better deal.

Could this be because you have a season ticket you're selling for this game?

£42.50 would be the face value of if you were buying an individual ticket from the cpff box office?

Sureagle
11-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Admin/booking fee costs are exhorbitant. The above also makes sense if the club sells individual tickets for each of the 19 games at the same price. However, we all know the value of Chelsea game is much higher than Burnley or Swansea game whether it is season ticket or ticket bought for a single game. As we all know the club sets a very high price for big games such as Chelsea whereas for matches such as Burnley or Swansea where theoretical face value for a season ticket holder is also say £30, it is next to impossible for season ticket holders to resell the tickets anyway as there is limited demand. A fairer system would be not to just use simple average but have "notional face-value" for each category of games, based on popularity of the game, using same formula the club already has in it different prices for different category games. With the current system where the club regards face value of Chelsea ticket the same as a Burnley ticket for example, it would be more attractive to sell tickets for big games directly via sites like holmesdale.net rather than use twickets. Overall, I consider the price of my season ticket to be very attractive (this may change next season if the worst happens!) and reselling individual games via twickets is a very good hassle free way of getting some refund when one cannot attend specific games.

ForzaPalace
12-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Put my season ticket on there for Chelsea, then realised that a) No one is going to pay £42.50 for a ticket and b) I would only be seeing £26 of that figure. So I immediately took the ticket off the website, and sold it seconds later on Twitter for £30. The box office then sent an e-ticket to the person who bought it.

Sureagle
12-10-2017, 10:56 AM
Maybe a stupid question..but how do you sell it on twitter..is it via #cpfc or some club related hash tag ?

Hong Kong Eagle
16-10-2017, 03:35 PM
the buyer is! I bought one for Saturday from twickets - there making money all round! It's a very good way for someone who hasn't got a season ticket to get in the holmsdale though.

8 quid for sending an email, nice work if you can get it.

Wolfnipplechips
06-11-2017, 07:00 PM
I’m struggling to place my tickets for sale for the Everton game.

I have 3 but can only list two at a time. This is fine I’ll do two lots,....but the system doesn’t recognise my tickets in their database.

They’re all together in the Whitehorse Lane. Anybody had any success listing in this stand who might like to help me out?

Oli28
06-11-2017, 07:19 PM
Iím struggling to place my tickets for sale for the Everton game.

I have 3 but can only list two at a time. This is fine Iíll do two lots,....but the system doesnít recognise my tickets in their database.

Theyíre all together in the Whitehorse Lane. Anybody had any success listing in this stand who might like to help me out?
This doesn't really answer your questions but I wouldn't bother with twickets unless it's against a big 'toutable' team. I've had spares a couple of times this season but had no luck selling them and you receive significantly less than what they sell for.

If I was you I'd ask the box office for an e-ticket and then sell it on here/twitter.

Wolfnipplechips
06-11-2017, 07:31 PM
This doesn't really answer your questions but I wouldn't bother with twickets unless it's against a big 'toutable' team. I've had spares a couple of times this season but had no luck selling them and you receive significantly less than what they sell for.

If I was you I'd ask the box office for an e-ticket and then sell it on here/twitter.

Ok cool. Thanks mate. Will do.

CPFC since 1989
07-11-2017, 12:20 AM
Parish owns part of Twickets from what ive read.

So all the 'helping the fans' bit is utter bollocks - its more pocket lining.

More Parish Points?

Kirby
07-11-2017, 09:16 AM
We sold our two tickets in the Holmesdale for the West Ham game within a couple of days.

The system worked well to be fair, although apparently the people who took our tickets left at half-time :supergrin: