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Old 01-11-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Is fansfirst.ca legit?

Just saw this on Facebook and I can’t tell if this is legit
(funny that someone asked if this was legit on fb, website rep replied “yes we are”, and the naive guy said “ okay, just making sure”)

The skeptic in me tells me to stay away

https://www.fansfirst.ca/why-us

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Why FansFirst? FansFirst is for Canadians, by Canadians and we truly don't charge our buyers a single penny. We're not trying to be the next StubHub or Ticketmaster. We are Flames season ticket holders. We can't make it to every game and we think there should be an efficient option to resell these extra tickets. We want tickets to be more affordable for real Flames fans and we want season ticket holders to be able to sell their tickets quick and easy without expensive middlemen. It's really that simple.
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Searching for tickets on Facebook or Kijiji runs the risk you're buying fraudulent tickets. Kijiji and Facebook are cash-only (that includes Interac transfers). Once thieves have your cash, they're gone and you're left with nothing, with no recourse to get your money back. It's happened to us personally before. At FansFirst we ONLY accept credit cards. Why? Thieves want cash for a reason: no paper trail. And they don't accept MasterCard. We offer a money back guarantee if anything goes wrong with your transaction. And you won't be stuck in limbo, since we have real people available to help online or by phone anytime (see below).
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:24 AM   #2
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I'm totally legit, send me $1000 and I'll prove it!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 AM   #3
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Lol that quote is hilarious
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:58 AM   #4
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I used it and it worked out fine for me. Kind of like TikTiks before they just turned into another Stubhub, TicketExchange, etc
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I'm totally legit, send me $1000 and I'll prove it!
that is too legit. Please don't quit
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:08 AM   #6
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2L2L2quit... hey hey!!
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:00 AM   #7
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https://www.amazon.ca/Sarjana-Handic...67877376&psc=1
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:14 AM   #8
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I got an email from them in early December, which stated:

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You previously bought Flames tickets from our network of season ticket holders. We have some great deals on tickets available for the next few Flames games - way below face value:
I think one of those STH'ers might have sold tickets on CP in the past, so perhaps they can shed some more light on it? I exchanged a few emails with the guy and it seems legit -- I'm guessing they created a platform to sell their own tickets without having to pay Ticketmaster/Stubhub fees.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:27 PM   #9
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Lol that quote is hilarious
It’s Too funny not to share

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It’s Too funny not to share

See this badge? I'm totally a legitimate wallet inspector.
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TBH, any random twitter response to that question wouldn't have a whole lot of credibility either.

The solution is obvious - someone here has to try it out. Volunteers?
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If they truly only take credit card, I don't see the risk... worst case, you do a charge back! A lot of hand-wringing here for something that looks pretty risk free to me?

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TBH, any random twitter response to that question wouldn't have a whole lot of credibility either.

The solution is obvious - someone here has to try it out. Volunteers?
See post #4, I've already used the service without issue.
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2L2L2quit... hey hey!!
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See post #4, I've already used the service without issue.
But is anyone willing to try it?
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I always found the CP ticket exchange BY FAR the best place to get Flames tix.
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^ CP is all 1%'ers though and I can't afford those tix so the fansfirst site seems good for my level.

Plus if I had to meet a CPer in person to exchange tickets everyone would find out I'm a golden retreiver posting when my owner is out at wherever he goes all day.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:07 AM   #18
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Is tiktiks evil?
They charge 10% instead of 15%+ like Stubhub. I believe they are based out of Calgary.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:39 PM   #19
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Looks legit
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:43 PM   #20
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Bought a pair this morning and they were transferred via ticketmaster in less than an hour. Just had to enter my credit card info and my email address via their online checkout -- no accounts or passwords needed.
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