New York Comic Con has teamed up with Lyte to create a legitimate, safe, and official badge exchange. Can no longer attend the show? You can now return your sold-out badge types to Lyte. Is the badge you want already sold out? You can create a reservation through Lyte to buy a NYCC badge after the type you want has sold out. In buying from Lyte instead of the secondary market, NYCC fans can help undercut scalpers, receive fairer prices, and be assured that you’re buying a genuine NYCC badge.
What is Lyte?
Why is NYCC Using Lyte?
Our policy has always been that your badge is non-refundable and non-resellable. So where does that leave you when an emergency comes up and you can’t attend? Or when your friend bails on you and you have an extra ticket? We wanted to make sure our NYCC fans can get their money back for unused badges, while also getting those badges into the hands of other real fans. We believe Lyte is the best way to do this.
We also know scalping is one of your biggest frustrations when it comes to NYCC badge sales and having to go to the secondary market can be expensive and even scary. We’ve put as many systems as we can in place to stop scalping and working with Lyte will be another big step forward in combating scalpers, while at the same time increasing flexibility for our fans.
How Does It Work?
If you can’t come to NYCC for whatever reason (we’ll miss you) you can resell your sold out NYCC badge to Lyte and give another fan a chance to come to the show.
If you’re looking for a sold-out badge type, instead of going to a third-party website, you can put your name on the reservation list. Once a badge becomes available and your reservation is up, it's yours!
How Does Lyte Determine Ticket Prices?
Lyte's goal is to provide fans the best value option available for sold-out shows at the time of their return or request.
To do that, they take into account supply (returns), demand (requests), and the prices on the secondary market and then provide the most competitive price for both sellers and buyers. For requests, the price is not set to a fixed % above or below face value, but we always undercut the secondary (up to 20%).
Lyte is a service and there is a cost associated with providing it. Any variance in ticket prices allows Lyte to maintain functionality so that they can continue to offer official tickets to sold-out events and every person who wants to attend a sold-out event can.