Tickets for Bruno Mars' long-awaited concert in Malaysia officially went on sale this morning at 10am. However, to many Malaysian fans' dismay, all tickets to the show were already snapped up in less than two hours.
While some fans managed to get past the queue and eventually purchased their tickets, quite a number of fans were stuck in the queue or encountered payment errors despite having successfully selected their seats
It didn't take long for scalpers to put up tickets to the sold-out concert on reseller sites like Viagogo and StubHub at severely marked up prices
In one instance, a couple of CAT 3 tickets (originally priced at RM398) are being peddled for RM3,281.65 each. That's more than eight times its original price!
A quick search on e-marketplace Carousell also brought up several sellers who are "letting go" of their tickets for up to RM1,800 each at the time of writing
For those who did not manage to get tickets to the show, there may be hope yet. In a statement posted on their Facebook page, PR Worldwide said that they may be negotiating "additional capacity" with Bruno Mars' team.
The company also advised fans to refrain from purchasing tickets via unauthorised sellers as they may be voided and refused entry to the venue.