We have bought and sold tickets on the secondary market for many, many years and now we want to share this information with you.  We will share tips, tricks, presale passwords, provide advice on concerts, and sporting events to help you snag that perfect seat!  Insider Atlanta will recommend the best secondary market website and also give you access to our Atlanta only Ticket inventory for the biggest shows in Atlanta.



Get the best seats This is mostly about timing Purchase Early! Most big acts go on sale 5 to 6 months before the actual concert so purchase early for best seats.

Beware of surprise fees! On Secondary websites compare the prices between sites on the checkout page.

Buying tickets the day of the event.  If you were not able to buy tickets when they initially went on sale wait until the day of the show. Sellers on the secondary market often start cutting prices to get rid of tickets.



The presale ticket period is when certain event tickets go on sale to a specified group of fans, usually as a reward for their membership or customer loyalty. In advance or during the pre-sale timeframe*, these select fans are given a code which allows them to search for tickets to buy. Fans aren’t guaranteed a ticket during the pre-sale, but they’re given the opportunity to browse ahead of other fans who don’t have the code.



Social Pre-sale

Follow the artist, venue and promoter on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , turn your notification on and keep your eyes peeled for pre-sales password.   They usually start posting pre-sale password the day of the pre-sale and a few hours after.

Venue Pre-sale

Most venues host presales so sign up for their email list to find out when, where and how. You’ll also want to visit any and all of your favorite venues’ websites to subscribe to their newsletters.

Credit Card Pre-sale

Credit card companies—like Amex and Citibank —may offer their cardholders special presale access as a perk for being a loyal customer. Check with your credit card company to find out if they offer any benefits or assistance when purchasing live entertainment events.

Fan Club Pre-sale

Typically, fan club members are rewarded for their loyalty and given presale access to their fav artists’ shows as a perk. FYI—there may be a cost associated with joining an artists’ fan club or community so read all the details before signing up!

Radio pre-sale

Stations partner with different tours, events and sports teams to offer their loyal listeners early access to buy tickets. Listen closely on air or visit the station’s website for details on signing up and securing passwords.


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