Some useful information if you’re planning to sell tickets via the US Open Ticket Exchange.
We sold our tickets for one of the US Open night sessions. Here are a few things I learned that I thought might be useful, especially if you’re not a US resident.
- It is OK to sell tickets directly to other people but you need to do this more than 1500 feet away from the US Open. This means that you can’t sell your tickets within the grounds.
- If you decide to sell your tickets online via the Ticket Exchange, you don’t have to sell them at face value. The system shows you the going rate and you can choose whether to offer your tickets at a fixed price, or at market rate.
- If you sign up online and sell tickets straight away the commission is 15%. When you set the price that you would like to sell your tickets for, the system shows the amount you will receive once the commission is taken out.
- Each event is removed one hour before it begins.
- There is a Ticket Exchange booth outside the grounds, with helpful staff, where you can go if you need help buying or selling tickets.
- When your tickets are sold you are paid in USD via a cheque which is sent to your home address. There is no option for people from outside the US to receive payment via direct debit. Depending on the policies of your local bank, this probably means that you will incur bank fees in order to bank a foreign cheque.
The system was easy to use and our tickets were sold at market rate, which was about $25 less than face value.
Do you have any other tips for selling US Open tickets online?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal