Touts, watch out. A new supreme court ruling means ticket companies such as Viagogo may have to reveal who re-sells tickets. This could lead to many being named and shamed - even prosecution.
Secondary ticket "fan-to-fan" sales have boomed, often thriving on online anonymity. But the touts didn't bet on the Rugby Football Union (RFU) taking action.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%
The RFU takes ticketing seriously: if you attend Twickenham having paid over the face value of any ticket, you're technically trespassing. Which is partly why the RFU took legal action, forcing Viagogo to disclose the identities of those who sold tickets for several games in 2010 and 2011.
"Selling tickets through secondary ticketing sites is against our terms and conditions and allows prices to be inflated, preventing many of our supporters from purchasing," RFU commercial officer Sophie Goldschmidt told the Guardian. "We now plan to identify such sellers and take tough sanctions to keep our tickets off secondary ticket sites and in the right hands."
However Viagogo claims the RFU supreme court victory does not mean re-selling tickets is illegal. "In fact, more people are reselling rugby tickets on Viagogo than ever before ahead of England's autumn internationals against South Africa and New Zealand," it said in a press statement.
Viagogo spokesperson Ed Parkinson went on: "Not only is it still legal to buy and sell rugby tickets, but our sales have gone through the roof... While the RFU may have run off with a handful of names from sales that took place several years ago, I can assure you that this will not happen again."
The issue has highlighted serious issues about ownership, revenue protection - and the free market. It remains to be seen how many other sporting bodies could take a similar line to the RFU.
Meanwhile a pair of decent tickets for the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary gigs on Viagogo now sell for close to £10,000. Yet the small print on many, many tickets continue to state: "Any resale or attempt to resell the ticket...".
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Using a mobile phone to make and receive calls, send texts and browse the web while abroad can be extremely costly – especially if you are travelling outside the European Union (EU), where calls can cost up to 10 times as much as at home.
To avoid high charges, Carphone Warehouse suggests tourists ensure a data cap is in place, use applications to check data usage, turn off 'data roaming', avoid data-intensive applications such as Google Maps and YouTube and use wi-fi spots to update social networking sites.
Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) is supposed to help people to continue meeting their loan, mortgage or credit card repayments if they fall ill or lose their jobs. However, policies are often over-priced, riddled with exclusions and sold to people who could not make a claim if they needed to.
At one point, sale of this cover - which was often included automatically in loan repayments - was estimated to boost the banks' profits by up to £5 billion a year.
Now, though, consumers who were mis-sold PPI can fight back by complaining to the bank or lender concerned and taking their case to the Financial Ombudsman Service (08000 234567) should the response prove unsatisfactory.
It could be you, but let's face it, it probably won't be. In fact, buying a ticket for the Lotto only gives you a 1 in 13.9 million chance of winning the jackpot.
With odds like that, you would almost certainly be better off hanging on to your cash and saving it in a high-interest account.
No-frills airlines such as EasyJet may promote rock-bottom prices on their websites. But the overall fare you pay can be surprisingly high once extras such as luggage and credit card payment fees have been added - a process known as drip pricing.
Taking one piece of hold baggage on a return EasyJet flight, for example, adds close to £20 to the cost of your flight, while paying by credit card increases the price by a further £10.
It may therefore be worth comparing the total cost with that of a flight with a standard airline such as British Airways.
Cash advances, which include cash withdrawals, are generally charged at a much higher rate of interest than standard purchases.
While the average credit card interest rate is around 17%, a typical cash withdrawal of £500, for example, is charged at more than 26%.
What's more, as the interest accrues from the date of the transaction, rather than the next payment date, costs will mount up even if you clear your balance in full with your next payment.
Supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda often run promotions under which you can, for example, get three products for the price of two.
However, it is only worth taking advantage of these deals if you will actually use the products. Otherwise, you are simply buying for the sake of it, which is a waste of your hard-earned cash.
Buy a train ticket at the station on the day of travel and the price is likely to give you a shock - especially if you are travelling a long distance at a busy time of day.
However, you can cut the cost of train travel by 50% or more by going online and making the purchase beforehand - especially if you book 12 weeks in advance, which is when the cheapest tickets are on sale.
Other ways to reduce the price you pay include avoiding peak times and taking advantage of so-called carnet tickets, which allow you to buy, for example, 12 journeys for the price of 10.
Most High Street banks offer packaged accounts that come with monthly fees ranging from £6.50 up to as much as £40, with a typical account charging about £15 per month.
Various benefits, such as travel insurance and mobile phone insurance, are offered in return for this fee. But whether or not it is worth paying for them depends on your individual circumstances.