We didn’t want to be associated with the reselling of the tickets to that event so we just removed them.”
As of 2 p.m. Tickets to the Nov. “We review the factors that are there. Proceeds are being donated to The Gord Downie Secret Path Fund for Truth and Reconciliation. AT, there were no ads offering to sell tickets to the concert, however, a number of postings were looking for tickets. Obviously it is legal to resell these tickets but [the action] is really not in the best interest of our community members,” he said.
“We also have the position of wanting to have a free market wherever possible, where people aren’t breaking the law. When they saw them being resold at such a large markup, it magnified their disappointment, MacIntyre said. Ticket resellers will have to find venues other than Kijiji Canada and StubHub to unload tickets to Gord Downie’s Secret Path concert in Halifax. We do support the cause this is fundraising for, we don’t want this to cast a negative light on that event. MacIntyre said the sites try to balance the concerns of both the vendors and buyers. “We had already done a sweep last night and this morning but as you know, people will try to repost on Kijiji so we’ll be monitoring quite frequently to make sure that ads for these tickets don’t reappear.”
StubHub dropped ads
StubHub is taking the same action, said MacIntyre. Magnified disappointment
“This issue first came to our attention yesterday afternoon. We started hearing from members of our community about users reselling tickets to that event at a higher-than-retail value,” MacIntyre said. Kijiji got “a lot of feedback” about the disrespect it showed to the cause, he said. The venue seats 1,023 people. Gord Downie Secret Path tickets sell out, sales website crashes
Then ads began popping up on Kijiji and its sister company StubHub for triple the price and more. We made the decision to pull any ad that was posted,” he said. With files from Natalie Dobbin “Users were [also] disappointed that we allowed that or supported that. StubHub and its sister company Kijiji Canada aren’t allowing the resale of Gord Downie’s Secret Path concert in Halifax on their ad sites. The online classified sites have banned them. The project Secret Path is a set of songs and a graphic novel honouring Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from hunger and exposure after trying to find his way home from a residential school near Kenora, Ont., 50 years ago. (StubHub)
Fans were disappointed at not to be able to get tickets. 29 concert at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium went on sale through promoter Sonic Concerts and the Dalhousie Arts Centre at noon Thursday but were gone within minutes. “We’re a Canadian company, so this is near and dear to our hearts as well. “This is really troubling to our users, it is something we wanted to take a look at,” Kijiji Canada communications manager Shawn MacIntyre said from the company’s Toronto office. In this case, they obviously are not.”
He said this case was very sensitive to Canadians. The two companies are owned by eBay Inc.