Olympics re-sale website to relaunch… but you can't buy leftover tickets until April!
London 2012 will relaunch their Olympic ticket re-sale site this afternoon but the public will not be able to buy the newly available tickets until April.
The computer problems which saw the site suspended 11 days ago has led to organisers changing their plans.
Instead of the public being able to buy the tickets on a first-come, first-served basis when they become available, London 2012 will now buy back any unwanted tickets over the next two weeks from 3pm today and then sell them again from April.
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Organisers will not confirm how the tickets will be re-sold until closer to the time.
LOCOG commercial director Chris Townsend said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the suspension of our ticketing resale platform.
'We made a commitment to our customers to give them a safe, secure and legal way of selling Olympic and Paralympic tickets which they are no longer able to use.
'We are delivering on that commitment, and will buy any tickets that customers are no longer able to use at face value until February 3.
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'Every ticket we purchase from the public will be offered back to the public from April. We believe this system – purchasing the tickets back from customers now, and offering them again from April, will result in a better customer experience for everyone.
'Our main objective has always been to provide a platform for people to resell their tickets in a safe, secure and legal way.
'This is the right solution, at the right time given we also have test event tickets on sale currently.'