Buying International Concert Tickets
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What do I need to know about buying international concert tickets?
You're from Kyoto or Kensington and you want Celine Dion concert tickets in Vegas. Or you've always dreamed of seeing Springsteen perform in Russia--so '80s! Do you buy tickets to a foreign affair? Your obvious option is to purchase concert tickets online. Our hints are your passports to successful destination concerts:
- Always be mindful of exchange rates, the Euro versus the US dollar, the Euro versus the yen, the yen versus the US dollar, and so forth. When you find concert tickets through an international Web-based ticket broker, check to see that the seller's markup of tickets is comparable to that in your own country.
- Pay extra for Global Priority Mail or FedEx--or have Caesar's Palace hold them for you until the concert date, Otherwise, international mail can be tricky.
- Be sure to factor in the local sales tax (GST in Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.)
- Make sure your ticket broker is a member of whatever professional ticket broker association exists in the broker's home country. This will ensure that you don't get ripped off and you have legal recourse.
- Carefully read the refunds, returns and exchanges policy, and especially know the ticket broker's rules for cancellations and postponements. Otherwise, you could end up freezing in Russia waiting for the Boss to come back.
- Research the city you'll be traveling to.
Everyone knows Vegas though! Take a moment to learn some phrases of the host language. Music can shrink the world and bring us closer together. By buying concert tickets online, you won't end world conflicts, but you will have an unforgettable evening with new friends.