Stop the E-touts on eBay! sign now

E-tout scum. ie, the people who buy tickets for gigs and festival purely to sell them for profit on internet auction sites such as eBay. Gigs and festivals up and down the country are selling out in record times, and this is forcing the average music fan (who didn't get a ticket when they were first released) to pay ridiculous prices on eBay to get tickets for a sold-out gig.

These people have not simply bought a few extra tickets by accident, they have gone out of their way to log onto ticket sites and actively purchase the maximum number of tickets they buy in one go, WITH THE SOLE INTENTION OF SELLING THEM ON EBAY FOR AS MUCH AS THEY CAN BLEED OUT OF THE POCKETS OF THE HIGHEST BIDDER, WITH SOME TICKETS GOING FOR TWICE, SOMETIMES EVEN 3 OR 4 TIMES THE PRICE.

I go to Reading Festival every year. I have my ticket and this will be my 7th year. But alot of people (including my friends) haven't got a ticket. And I'm gutted about that. This petition is for anyone who could just afford 140 for a ticket, but can't possibly manage the 300 that some individual tickets are selling for on eBay.

And this is not just about Reading Festival. This is about all festivals, and all gigs where the e-touts are getting their hands on the tickets before the genuine music fans - the people who buy the tickets with the intention of actually going to that gig or festival.

eBay have put a block on all tickets for the World Cup including:

World Cup and European Championships matches (including qualifying rounds and the finals)
English Premiership, Football League, Football Conference and League of Wales matches
Champions League, UEFA Cup, Super Cup and Intertoto Cup matches
International matches played in England or Wales (including friendlies)
Friendlies involving England or Wales


Sign this petition and help us show eBay that enough is enough. The more signatures we get, the more likely it is that eBay might just put a stop to the mindless e-touting that their site is used for. If you've been cheated out of getting a ticket by the e-touts, or if like myself and so many others, you just have a serious issue with their cowardly profiteering, your signature will be greatly appreciated.

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Latest Signatures

  • 02 January 2016635. Corrinne B
    Please stop the touts, your feeding their market.
  • 28 December 2015634. Alex M
  • 07 December 2015633. Jennifer A
    Please don't let them ruin a fab summer event for hundreds of people...
  • 04 December 2015632. Judith W
    scandalous - music loving students prevented form purchasing tickets for event which does not clash with studies/exams etc, remember they are the people supporting these bands during rest of year by buying cd's, going to gigs. As a parent I shall not use
  • 19 November 2015631. Cat Norton
    Its as good as touting and isn't that illegal? Grr!
  • 16 November 2015630. Susan H
    Totally Agree - Look at the farce that was Pearl Jam - Tickets sold out in second then on E-Bay for 500+
  • 03 November 2015629. Gareth N
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015628. Dave C
    Stop this!
  • 07 October 2015627. Nevil K
    stop the touts, they are ripping off inocent music lovers.
  • 06 October 2015626. William M
  • 24 September 2015625. Franek L
    Its far too easy for greedy ticket touts & agencies to make vast amounts of money by ripping off members of the public (and no doubt avoid paying income tax from their profits). There was never a problem obtaining tickets prior to ebay & unscrupul
  • 19 September 2015624. Robert D
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015623. Daniel C
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2015622. Louise Perkins
    it's going to be a lonely festival for me, as most of my friends cannot afford the prices on ebay :(
  • 10 September 2015621. Tommy D
    scummy touts!!! :@
  • 10 September 2015620. Sarah Holmes
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015619. Emma Fleming
    I support this petition
  • 30 August 2015618. Beth L
  • 25 August 2015617. Katy P
    Such a bone of contention - enough is enough since I can't get tickets for anything anymore
  • 14 August 2015616. Carina T
  • 08 August 2015615. Andy S
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 2015614. Stuart M
  • 24 July 2015613. Neil T
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 2015612. Hugh Duran
    Tickets should be for real music fans
  • 14 July 2015611. Mark A
  • 10 July 2015610. Pete Bullock
    Hey "Cats". You are actually evil.
  • 07 July 2015609. Tans James
    lets stop these dickheads increasing prices for festival goers

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Edna PatelBy:
Petition target:
the Top Cats at eBay


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