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Saturday, September 17, 2005

I Hate Ticketmaster

Ok, big surprise there. Who actually likes ticketmaster? But seriously, this is getting ridiculous.

I bought two tickets to a concert this morning. They cost $32.50 each. Guess how much I paid for my two $32.50 tickets.

$65? (32.5 x 2) No.

$70? (32.5 x 2 + assorted taxes and fees). Not quite.

$80? (32.5 x 2 + assorted taxes and excessive fees). Getting warmer.

Try $95. That's 45% markup. Are you kidding me?

  • 32.50 x 2 ... Price of tickets

  • 2.50 x 2 ... Building Facility Charges. Ok, its in the Chicago Theater which is a historic building and blah blah blah. I can live with this.

  • 9.80 x 2 ... Convenience Charge. That's right. For the convenience of buying their product, I am charge an additional 30%. If anything, I should get a discount for ordering online because everything is automated and they don't have to staff ticket vendors, making it cheaper for them.

  • 0.80 x 1 ... Additional Taxes

  • 4.35 x 1 ... Order Processing Charges. So, in addition to charging me $9.80/ticket for the convenience of buying the tickets, I have to pay an extra $4.35 for them to actually process the order.

What a scam. Can you imagine of other businesses worked like this?

"Yeah, I'd like the $3.99 Super Value Combo"

"Ok, Sir, that will be $7.50. Please drive thru"


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