1. avatar toolrocket
    My first post!
    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    Ever since i bought my house, I've been gettin post for previous residents which ive repeatedly sent back to sender and it just keeps on coming.

    Today I got two tickets for Aerosmith at Marlay Park addressed to a previous tennant.

    What would yousuns do? Go see aging rock giant, bung em on ebay or send them back to ticketb@stard?
  2. avatar tenrabbits
    Ooh.. good first post! Think of it this way.. if they were YOUR tickets that had gone somewhere else what would you want the person to do?

    Although if they were your tickets I'm sure you wouldn't be dizzy enough to get them sent to the wrong address.

    As a matter of interest - ticketmaster cancels the tickets if you say you've never received them don't they? Anyone know more about that?
  3. avatar Zwaddap_deep_doo
    Aye, there's very little chance you can benefit from this. As tenrabbits said ticketmaster can void the tickets and issue new ones now that everything has gone bar-codey. So do the right thing and let ticketmaster know.
  4. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    Aerosmith are mostly rubbish these days anyways.
  5. avatar Gogs
    How can ticketmaster make tickets void? Surely when you go to a gig you just hand the ticket to someone and they say 'ta' and then you're in. I've never seen anyone check that a ticket is valid...
  6. avatar livemusicpics.com
    ticketmaster are scanning the barcodes these days at a lot of big venues - i've had it happen for croke park so it's likely something that's gonna be rolled out further. would make it very easy for them to 'void' tickets.
    also means you'd have to be careful of rogue traders on ebay trying to sell tickets they know are no longer valid!
  7. avatar die the flu
    Most big events I've been to for the last year or two have had folk at the doors scanning the barcodes on tickets. I think.
  8. avatar Pete
    You've obviously jumped over the moral fence of opening mail that isn't addressed to you...

    What's the legality of that actually?
  9. avatar livemusicpics.com
    from what i have heard (from a friend who once worked in a sorting office,) royal mail don't return a lot of the 'return to sender' mail.
    i'm in the same situation with those who used to be at my address - almost a year later and they're still getting mail every few days.
  10. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    yeah they are worthless if reported by the original buyer - when i went to see the wrestling at the odyssey (nerd alert) they were scanning them to see if they were legit
  11. avatar toolrocket
    [quote:4e0a52a494="Pete"]You've obviously jumped over the moral fence of opening mail that isn't addressed to you...

    What's the legality of that actually?[/quote:4e0a52a494]

    i didnt look at the name on the letter as i was awaiting tickets of my own
    :wink:
  12. avatar Kingnez
    give them to me
  13. avatar tingtatingtingtingtating
    [quote:a554eb1b5d="toolrocket"][quote:a554eb1b5d="Pete"]You've obviously jumped over the moral fence of opening mail that isn't addressed to you...

    What's the legality of that actually?[/quote:a554eb1b5d]

    i didnt look at the name on the letter as i was awaiting tickets of my own
    :wink:[/quote:a554eb1b5d]

    That was you told. ha ha. To assume makes an ASS out of U and ME.
  14. avatar ShowYourBones
    I received 2 tickets in the post not so long ago. The ticket I had ordered and another within the same envelope. Luckily there was a name and address on the ticket, I checked the telephone directory and got the persons number. I gave them a call and told them Id send on their ticket. I'm still waiting for beatification.

    Contact ticketmaster you swine.
  15. avatar toolrocket
    to be honest there was only really ever going to be on outcome but i did want to see what other people would do in my situtation.

    the tickets are bein returned to ticketmaster in virgin today, decided against doin a return to sender on account of....

    [quote:e75c66fd15="livemusicpics.com"]from what i have heard (from a friend who once worked in a sorting office,) royal mail don't return a lot of the 'return to sender' mail.
    i'm in the same situation with those who used to be at my address - almost a year later and they're still getting mail every few days.[/quote:e75c66fd15]
  16. avatar remedy malahide
    [quote:91dacbc63a="Pete"]You've obviously jumped over the moral fence of opening mail that isn't addressed to you...

    What's the legality of that actually?[/quote:91dacbc63a]

    Not really a moral fence. If mail arrives at your door with your complete address on it you have the right to open it. Postmen like to avoid these situations as I recently found out.
    Given the current situation I'd look up the peeps in the yellow pages and try and get in touch, but if that fails, what can you do?
  17. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    When I was at uni in England, 20 tickets for the Corrs at the Manchester Arena arrived at our house. The fella who ran the Gig part of our Student Union lived up the street, and had ordered them for a load of saddo's

    We sat on them for about 3 days debating if to give him them, or to go down to Manchester and flog them on the night of the gig. We handed them over in the end, as despite being 4 skint students, we couldn't go through with it.
  18. avatar Pete
    [quote:4e3d6073cf="remedy malahide"]If mail arrives at your door with your complete address on it you have the right to open it.[/quote:4e3d6073cf]

    I don't know. One of my ex-band and housemates was a postman and he was pretty adamant that you weren't allowed to do so. Infact he seemed to think it was an offense to throw it out or let it sit for months. So we always dropped wrongly addressed mail round to our local post office and let them deal with it.


    I will admit that the post office have probably infinitely more important things to do (like bullying, harrasment and stealing interesting looking packages) than to chase prosecutions for this kind of thing.
  19. avatar Daithi jasper
    Went to see Badly Drawn Boy in Chicago once with some work colleagues (just to pass the time, not really a fan) and the girl at the door scanned 4 out of the 8 tickets twice, rather than just all 8 and then tried to tell us that our tickets were forgeries and the people with the real tickets were alreay inside, despite the fact that we bought the tickets from an actual ticketmaster shop.

    She ended up letting us in anyway for some reason but then nearly turned us away cause the ID we handed over (passports) didn't mean anything to her. 'Do what your president told you! Get some proper identification!' - 'Whats Mary McAlease got to do with this' was the response.
  20. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    [quote:978814e4bf]Corrs at the Manchester Arena [/quote:978814e4bf]

    don't lie. you went to see them and now regard them as one of the greatest live acts these islands have to offer.
  21. avatar unplugged
    i have an idea. sell them to the touts :lol:
  22. avatar thefatson
    If you like Aerosmith go and if you don't make some effort to find the legitimate owner and if that fails sell them.

    When Radihead last played the Odysey I got home from school that day to find a radiohead ticket in the post to someone with a similar sounding name to mine.

    I went because many of my friends were going.

    I'm glad I saw the support band but can't remember their name.

    Though when Radihead started I remembered how much I disliked Radiohead and big gigs and spent the rest of the night on a payphone to my girlfriend.

    So don't go just for the sake of it.
  23. avatar whipchorus
    [quote:2c7f55f93f="Dirty Stevie Grizz"][quote:2c7f55f93f]Corrs at the Manchester Arena [/quote:2c7f55f93f]

    don't lie. you went to see them and now regard them as one of the greatest live acts these islands have to offer.[/quote:2c7f55f93f]

    You're not kidding. I went to see REM at Lansdowne Road many moons ago, realised the Corrs were playing the day after in the same venue, slept in a ditch outside the stadium and got in the next day.

    I did it all for the Corr.
  24. avatar infidelityJP
    [quote:35c720c7ec="thefatson"]

    I'm glad I saw the support band but can't remember their name.

    [/quote:35c720c7ec]

    The Anti-Pop Consortium, I think.

    We've been getting a load of mail for people up the road who have a similar address n the postcode's the same. They don't live there though, they put a deposit on the house and made the smart choice of changing their address for some things and then the sale fell through.
    Royal Mail are doing fuck all about it as well.