Parents who missed out on Wiggles tickets when they first went on sale are now paying thousands of dollars for tickets being sold on Trade Me.
Screenshots of Trade Me auctions sent to the Herald show Wiggles tickets for the Auckland gig being sold for hundreds of dollars each.
One auction, for three tickets for the event at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna, sold today for nearly $1,800 in total, or $600 a ticket.
Another auction for for five tickets for the Auckland show had a $1 reserve and ended up selling for more than $850 yesterday.
Tickets originally cost $37 on Ticketmaster.
Parents who missed out on tickets when they first went on sale have spent the last few days trying to source tickets for one of the shows, both on Trade Me and Facebook.
On parenting groups, many parents have expressed their outrage at the "ridiculous" and "stupid" prices the tickets are being resold for.
"Are you for real? It's crazy how people have that kind of money to spend on wiggles tickets," a parent commented on one of the many posts about the auctions.
"This is actual madness," another parent said.
Tickets for the Auckland shows sold out in about two minutes.
On Ticketmaster Resale, a block of 10 tickets is now available for $2300.
"I was on the website and had a friend doing the same and we missed out on all four shows," one mum told Herald last week.
"Now they are on Trade Me, Ticketmaster Resale, and Facebook for more than $200."
Trade Me currently has listings for a number of Wiggles tickets. The Auckland shows are the most sought after and reselling for the highest prices.
Many parents believe the Wiggles have been targetted by scalpers with automatic programmes to buy up the tickets as soon as they went on sale.
Earlier this month the Government announced measures to protect consumers from ticket scalpers.
As the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described ticket scalping as "blatantly unfair" and said there would be a review into ticket reselling in New Zealand.
Measures planned include a price cap on resale tickets, enforcing rules around information that needs to be disclosed to better inform consumers, and banning ticket-buying "bots".