How Long Ticketmaster Takes To Pay (What To Do If Held Up)

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Are you wondering how long Ticketmaster takes to pay?

You’re not alone! Thousands of the platform’s users ask themselves this question very often, and some of them have even contacted the service in a desperate attempt to know what’s going on.

Online resale is all about convenience, so having trouble cashing in the tickets you already sold can be very frustrating.

But don’t worry, I’m glad you came here for answers. Below, you’ll find some information that will answer your most burning questions and hopefully help you rest easier.

Keep reading to find out how much longer you’ll have to wait!

What’s the Usual Wait Time?

This may or may not surprise you, but in most cases, Ticketmaster should pay you anywhere between 2-7 days after the event you sold tickets for, takes place.

I know this seems super annoying and unfair, but there’s a very good reason for this, and it’s based on user experience.

Think about it. You’re a wide-eyed buyer looking to get tickets for your favorite concert/event, and they sell out immediately. Disappointed, you look for another way to get tickets for resale, and you’re lucky enough to find them. What do you do?

You buy them, that’s what!

But how can you be certain that you actually got valid tickets and not the short end of the stick? I mean, counterfeit tickets are a daily problem for services like Ticketmaster, so it stands to reason that they would have some security measures in place.

You won’t get paid for your tickets until a couple of days after the event, so the platform can protect the buyer from being scammed. I know you’re not the kind of person to do this kind of thing, but sadly, we can’t meet the people we do business with online, so certain steps must be taken to guarantee everyone’s safety.

What Can You Do if This Takes Longer?

There are many things you can do in the unfortunate event that your payment takes longer to be cleared. This can happen for various reasons, out of which the most common ones are purchase cancellations or buyer reports.

If you want a clearer perspective of what’s going on, you’ll want to contact Ticketmaster directly either via their webpage, email, or by phone (if it’s the latter, get ready to wait a bit, as there might be several people in the same situation).

Ask their support team to explain why you have not been paid, and if they say you have to wait a little longer, do it. But please contact them again if 10 or more days pass, and you still haven’t received your money.


That covers it!

I know how frustrating it can be to sell tickets on Ticketmaster and not be paid almost immediately. After all, we could all use some extra cash here and there!

Luckily, I hope this piece has helped you feel a little calmer about the situation and reinforce your patience, so the remaining waiting time is not as bad.

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