Then you have been lucky
In one incident alone last year around 100 counterfeit tickets were sold through a tout platform
Not one of the victims posted on here
No idea why, but not one person posted
The tout platforms singularly fail to warn the public that they cannot determine whether tickets on their site are genuine and invalid, or even counterfeit
With the plethora of guarantees and promises on viagogo, seatwave, getmein et al, it gives the consumer a false and misleading impression that what they get is what they have paid for
That is not always the case, as the number of victims some of us deals with proves
Come on, you talk as if it's a lottery buying tickets from one of the larger secondaries when it's not. They sell hundreds of thousands of tickets for gigs all over Europe and beyond. Whatever you say, you are not in a position to know what is happening at each and every venue every night. So someone sold 100 tickets for one gig where you happened to be. What an idiot (the seller, not you). Ofcourse the secondary involved will not pay out one penny - plus obviously they have all the sellers's details which makes it that bit easier for the police.
We are talking about one criminal (or one criminal gang) targeting one gig. For sure, they won't make a brass farthing from it, so that's one scam they won't be trying again. In the main, when buying from one of the big four the consumer DOES get what he/she pays for.
I still maintain that if it was a big problem there would be more tales of woe on here. Look what happened with Ticketindex. People weren't shy to post their experiences on here. blcevents? (Forgive me if I've got the name slightly wrong; I'm sure you know who I mean). People are posting on here every day, reporting scam sites. The reason there are so few complaints about the big four is because 99.99% of the time they get it right - or in my case, 100% of the time.
I will say it one more time - I do not care where they get their tickets from. I don't care if they call themselves a fan-to-fan website or a promoter-to-fan website or Arthur-to-Martha website. I don't care if they buy in tickets themselves. I care about being able to find cheap tickets. I care about the tickets turning up on time. I care about the tickets being genuine. They have never let me down.