How to Beat the Scalpers
The number-crunching website SeatGeek aggregates sports and entertainment tickets available on resale sites such as StubHub, then mixes together millions of data points, some brainy algorithms, and an easy-to-use interface to help fans find the best deal possible. It takes into account such factors as how far a seat is from home plate, the angle of a view to the stage, and historical data for similar concerts and seats at the venue. Ultimately the site evaluates how much each ticket is above or below an expected price on the secondary market. SeatGeek pulled together some of the best concert deals for the summer, but buyer beware—it flagged some overpriced seats, too.