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Ticket touts

A theatre interior

How much would you pay for the best seat in the house?

Theatres and concert venues are struggling to stop people selling tickets illegally - often at higher prices.

The people who do this are called ticket touts - they buy up lots of cheap tickets and sell them for a higher price.

Rob and Neil discuss this dodgy business and wonder how we can avoid buying the wrong ticket.

This week's question:

According to the Guinness World Records, which singer sold the most ever tickets in one day for his 2006 World Tour? Was it:

a) Robbie Williams
b) Bob Dylan
c) Justin Timberlake

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Listen

Ticket touts

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Vocabulary

ticket touts

people who buy tickets for an event in order to resell them at a higher price

face value

the price shown on the ticket

dodgy

dishonest, unreliable, (sometimes) illegal

legitimately

done properly according to the rules or the law

agent

(here) a person or company paid to sell tickets on behalf of someone else

commission

extra payment someone gets for selling something on behalf of someone else

transactions

buying or selling things

venue

building where large or important events take place

cheapskate

(informal) someone who doesn't like spending money

inflated prices

prices that are higher than they should be

fake

not real

out-of-pocket

losing money in a transaction

silver bullet

one simple solution to solve a problem

reputable

honest, reliable and trustworthy

void

not valid; cancelled

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