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£24k for an Adele ticket? But there could be a bargain in the next seat

 

Prices for gig tickets on secondary sites can be extortionate, but take a closer look and you can still find fair prices

Adele at the Brits awards, February 2016.Adele at the Brit awards, February 2016. Photograph: Justin Ta

A rather apocalyptic report in the Observer on Sunday noted how much one might pay to get tickets for Adele’s UK tour. It found that you could be charged up to £24,000 to see the superstar at the O2 in London, if you went through “secondary ticketing sites”.

That was true. There were sellers asking those prices, but that doesn’t reflect the whole picture. Get Me In, the site that was – alas no longer; the listing has disappeared – offering four seats in row R of the top tier of the O2 for £22,000