We've booked two concert tickets but later found out that we can't go.
Can you think of a safe and feasible arrangement for reselling the tickets, given the following facts:
- The tickets cannot be returned.
- The tickets were issued as a PDF file for printout at home.
- The tickets have my name on them ("Purchased by ..."), but anyone may use them and get admission.
- There's little chance I could hand over the tickets in person, let alone at the venue right before the concert.
- I haven't sold anything online in years, therefore I have no substantial "trust rating".
- I'm intending selling the tickets at face value.
The basic problem is obviously how the buyer and myself can trust each other. Buyers might suspect I'm a fraudster selling counterfeit tickets, or selling the same tickets, although valid, more than once.
The most promising idea I had so far would be sending a printout of the tickets by registered mail with return receipt to have proof the buyer has received the tickets, and demand payment via bank transfer within two days after the concert. That way, the buyer would be totally safe to have received valid tickets. However, this arrangement leaves me with all the hassle if the tickets remain unpaid for.
(Hopefully the Personal Finance stackexchange is the right place to ask. Moderators, feel free to move my question to a more appropriate site.)