I just need to vent about this issue. I am sure we have all seen this super common practice, and we are also all aware of the issues of the companies themselves having systems in place that allow software to connect and buy tickets directly. I tried for the past 2 days to get a standing ticket (well 3 but would have taken 1) for the Slayer farewell tour in Manchester. Wednesday was o2 presale, yesterday was members presale and today was general. Well I am not on o2 so I couldn't get one on Wednesday. I tried yesterday but I was busy at work and missed the 9am start of sale so I had no luck. And today I also had no luck getting a single ticket for standing besides being on the website 20 mins early refreshing the page every 10 secs from 8:59 until the buy button showed up. I am fairly sure by the time the "searching for your tickets" option came up It had been all of 30 secs since the sale went live. And there are already 0 standing tickets. But this is new: right below the "sorry no available tickets" is a listing for tickets available via Get Me In which is ticket masters own site for people to sell tickets themselves. Yesterday there were 25 standing tickets on GMI for a minimum markup of £35 today i check and theres over 110 on there for a minimum markup of £30 but the numbers are mental. Yesterday there were 5 different listings for standing tickets 4 listings each for upto 6 tickets and 1 listing for just the 1 (assuming the 1 is an o2 presale or similar who can only get 1 per customer). Today when checking most of the listings are for upto 10 standing tickets and the markup is even higher. This practice needs controlling and stopping, As long as its possible for tickets to be resold so easily touts and people wanting to profit will continue to do so. I know some onus lies with the artist and promotion company to want to place measures on buying tickets so that only fans get them, We have seen some bands make reselling of tickets very very difficult. And in those situations I wouldn't mind missing out but in this one, where its clear i have missed out and theres plenty of people just trying to make a quick profit off music fans then that really Grinds my Gears.