Kijiji Drops Event Ticket Selling

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CBJ — Amidst a massive public outcry, Kijiji Canada is removing the option to sell event tickets on its platform due to authentication and other challenges encountered in the shift to digital from physical tickets.

The online buy and sell site, owned by eBay, has cut the option to sell tickets, effective immediately. But listings already posted will stay up until they expire. All postings will expire in 60 days.

Kijiji made the move to combat issues around authenticity that digital tickets have created, especially as they can be bought and sold directly online.

The company had previously restricted resales of Toronto Raptors tickets for the NBA Championships as seat prices soared into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Users will still be able to sell local community event tickets through the community category. It’s only major events that are impacted where resale prices went through the roof.

@CanBizJournal

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