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Sumo - September tickets on sale

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Sumo - September tickets on sale

Out of curiosity I was checking the sumo ticket sales this morning and while the ticket buying page was heavily loaded, it was interesting to see that the September tournament did not sell out in a few minutes like other recent tournaments. It was relatively easy to get tickets directly 20 minutes after they went on sale, including B-Arena seats for a weekend slot and also some B-box and C-box seats.

A few possible reasons I can think of, but it is nice the tickets are slightly more accessible.

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1. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

I noticed the same and out of haste, purchased 2 Tamari seats. I’d like to resell the tickets. We don’t think we can endure the sitting requirements.

What is the best way to resell our sumo tickets?

Thank you.

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2. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

If you want to see the tournament, hold onto your tickets as other tickets are all sold out now. Tamari tickets are sought after, so I don't think you'll have a hard time reselling them. Go to a ticket reselling place like Daikokuya (they're called kinked shop in Japan) and sell them.

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3. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

Thank you for the tip. I believe you’re right, they should sell, especially since they are last day (9/23) Tamari tickets.

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4. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

All tickets for each day are already sold out:

http://sumo.pia.jp/vacant/va09.jsp

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5. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

Thank you again. Any experience with the website Viagogo for resales?

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6. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

Never used them myself but they have very bad reviews (all in Japanese):

https:/…

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7. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

KeithG - I have sent a pm suggestion.

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8. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

Recently the Commerce Commission in New Zealand announced that it was taking Viagogo to court for various breaches of consumer law. Apparently similar actions have been taken in France, the UK, Germany, Australia and others. Here's the Commerce Commission's media release:

https:/…commission-to-sue-viagogo

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9. Re: Sumo - September tickets on sale

Thank you

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