When buying event tickets it's best to buy tickets from the ticket box office where the event is being held. Buying tickets online is a good way too but it's best to shop around before you buy. It's best to start searching for tickets a few days before the tickets official release. Sometimes you can buy tickets directly from the band, sports team or entertainers website. Promoters sometimes will conduct an online presale giving you a chance to buy tickets prior to the official release. Joining fan clubs or signing up for e-mail alerts for when tickets go one sale will also help increase your chances of getting seats for a good price. If all your efforts fail you can always buy from scalpers at the event or try other websites like craigslist, ebay and the ones listed on the left and below. And if all else fails you can still take a chance and go to the event and try to get tickets from the box office where the event is held. They might have tickets a few hours or even a few minutes before the event starts. Sometimes people will have an extra ticket because their friend couldn't make it so you could get lucky.
It's sad to see big ticket brokers selling over priced tickets. You always pay much more then face value and most likely get discourage from going to the event, which is a total shame. Not only does this hurt the public but it also hurts the Performers who look forward too performing for the fans. If more ticket box offices sell more tickets to actual fans, instead of scalpers and big ticket brokers, it will be a lot more fair for everyone.