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 Ecommerce is as big today as it's ever been. Likewise, getting tickets to your favorite event is as easy as it's ever been. There are a ton of ticket brokers and companies out there; enough to make your head spin. However, they weren't all created equally. Below are some of our favorites and we've provided you with plenty of background information to help you distinguish each from one another.

 
 
 

      

 If I had to guess on the percentage of sports fans that could tell me the difference between Stubhub and Ticketmaster, I would place that mark at around 5%. Both companies sell tickets, sure, but their models are completely different.

 
 
 

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 Yes, the phrase "ticket broker" is just a fancy way of saying "ticket scalper". But if you think about it, they operate no differently than a car dealership or a businessman that buys, improves and flips houses. Once you purchase something, you own it and can do whatever you want with the product afterward, especially if there is a market for it. 

When it comes to purchasing sports or concert tickets, there is no brand out there more recognizable than Ticketmaster. When a hot act like Sam Smith or Bruno Mars announces their tour schedule , how and when to purchase tickets on Ticketmaster is often the next thought to come to mind.

 

 

 I myself have purchased tickets off of Craigslist twice, both for NFL games and had no troubles. Both sellers were season ticket holders that had tickets in hand that they just wanted to get rid of at the last minute. I met them within the city limits with cash and the rest was history. Would I recommend that other fans go this route?