Are you trying to buy tickets, but Ticketmaster won’t allow you to leave a single seat?
Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. Not being able to buy the tickets you want can be super annoying, especially when you’re going to your favorite artist’s concert.
Unfortunately, Ticketmaster won’t allow you to leave a single seat when buying tickets. But, the good news is that there’s some workarounds you can try.
Keep reading to learn more about these tricks!
If I told you how many people I’ve seen complain about not being able to buy the tickets they want because they’re leaving a single seat, you wouldn’t believe me.
Some of them chose not to go to the event just for this reason.
Honestly, I’m not surprised. After all, you should be able to buy the tickets you want without any restrictions.
But, if you don’t want to miss the event, I recommend buying the tickets you want, including the one that you won’t be using. Then, you can resell it on Ticketmaster or Stub Hub.
Follow this quick guide to resell your ticket on Ticketmaster:
If you sell the unwanted ticket on Ticketmaster, you’ll receive the payment anywhere between 2-7 days after the event you sold tickets for, takes place.
But, if you’d like to resell the ticket on Stub Hub, you’ll need to follow these simple instructions:
If you’d like to avoid commissions or intermediaries, you can also post on your social media the details of the ticket you’re selling. You may be lucky and find a friend who wants to buy it.
If you don’t want to miss the event due to Ticketmaster’s “can’t leave one seat” policy, you can also try using the “best available” feature.
This function will display the best available seats within your preferred section or category. To use it, you’ll need to:
But, if you’re not convinced with the seats offered in the “Best Available” section, don’t worry. There’s a way to bypass Ticketmaster’s annoying sitting policy. Keep reading to learn more about it.
In the sections above, we covered some workarounds that may help, but as you might’ve noticed, they’re not a permanent fix.
But don’t worry, I won’t leave you hanging.
There’s an easy way to bypass Ticketmaster’s “can’t leave single seat” policy. You’ll just need to:
This trick works because Ticketmaster holds for a couple of minutes the tickets that you select, so other people don’t buy them while you’re completing your purchase.
Moral disclaimer: Please bear in mind that doing this may cause someone attending a sold-out event to sit alone. This fix should be your last resort.
Ticketmaster works better with Safari, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. So, if you used a different browser while following the steps above, you may not be able to select the seats you want.
Please use any of the browsers mentioned before and make sure it’s running on its latest version.
The short answer: profit.
You see, Ticketmaster says that this is done to ensure fairness to other people who are trying to buy tickets and want to sit with their friends.
However, this annoying sitting policy was also created because single seats are more difficult to sell. So, if Ticketmaster forces you not to leave single seats, it’s more likely they’ll sell all the event’s tickets and earn more money.
I know, this can be very frustrating, especially when there are few empty seats left. But, don’t forget to try the three fixes above to bypass their sitting policy.
That about covers it! I hope that this article has helped give you some more confidence in solving the issue.
If you take anything away, please let it be that you can easily bypass Ticketmaster’s “can’t leave single seats” policy by turning on incognito mode, selecting the unwanted seat, opening a new window, and buying the seats you want.
But remember, doing this may cause someone attending a sold-out event to sit alone. So, don’t forget to try reselling the unwanted ticket or using the “best available” feature first.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this article. If you ever experience a different issue while buying/selling tickets on Ticketmaster or while using a different app, please check out our site. We love solving all sorts of tech issues, so you don’t have to.
Have a wonderful rest of the day!