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Movie spare tickets to sell online

Log on to this website and connect with people holding spare tickets for various events in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Started just last month, spareticket.in serves as a platform for those who have extra tickets and are on the lookout for people who want them in return.

entertainment Updated: Nov 14, 2011 19:24 IST
Sneha Mahale

How many times have we faced it ourselves? Gone for a movie or cricket match and someone from the group backed out at the last minute, leaving us with a couple of spare tickets. Or visited a popular performance only to realise that there aren’t any passes available. One website may be the solution to all these problems. Started just last month, spareticket.in serves as a platform for those who have extra tickets and are on the lookout for people who want them in return.

“We all have been in such situations and till now, no dedicated web product has solved this problem. Our team built it so that you’ll never end up wasting those spare tickets ever again,” says 30-year-old Vikas Singh, who founded the website along with Smit Kant Raturi, who’s also of the same age.

As part of the service, you can post spare tickets for movies running in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi theatres. The website does not handle the buying or selling of tickets. It just provides a platform where a person can put up a post saying he or she has a certain number of spares (maximum of six are allowed per post). Others view this post and respond, if interested. Once both parties agree, their email or mobile numbers are exchanged. They can then get in touch with each other and complete the rest of the transaction offline as per their convenience. The services are free as of now.

Currently only people in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore can post spare tickets for movies running in these cities. However, they are slowly rolling out support for cultural and sports events in the city and will soon be available in Noida, Gurgaon, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and other cities.

SpareTicket will also be launching a mobile app that will provide smartphone users the freedom to post and check spare tickets availability even at the last minute. Singh says, “As more and more people come to know about us via word-of-mouth advertising, our user base will increase.”

The details
There is also a provision for users to offer a discount on the spare tickets as an extra incentive to give them away quickly.
Another interesting feature is letting users set alerts in advance for shows they want to watch but couldn’t get the tickets for. As soon as those spare tickets become available, interested users get notified via email.
They can also register their mobile numbers (without DND enabled) to get instant SMS alerts.