JohnnyQ
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November 25th, 2022 at 8:28:19 AM permalink
$ 110 to transfer a ticket on the Internet ? ? ? Complete BS ! ! !

$ 342 Before Fee:



$ 452 With Fee:

ooops, originally I typo'd 352, it is 452 with fees

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TigerWu
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November 25th, 2022 at 8:38:19 AM permalink
They'll keep charging those fees as long as people keep paying them.

Going to football games, rock concerts, etc. is a luxury expenditure. No one NEEDS to go.
JohnnyQ
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November 25th, 2022 at 9:26:50 AM permalink
I went to one game earlier this year and was OK with the ticket price. But yeah, gonna enjoy this one on the ol' TV.
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billryan
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November 25th, 2022 at 9:32:38 AM permalink
I paid $7.50 for the ticket to my first concert, in 1974. I recently sold some unused 1977 NY Yankee WS tickets- the original cost was $8 and there was a $1.35 ticketron fee added to it.
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NicksGamingStuff
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November 25th, 2022 at 9:39:12 AM permalink
I thought about buying some tickets to Cirque, but $50+ in fees? No thanks...
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November 25th, 2022 at 9:57:27 AM permalink
Itís even worse than the OP thinks. The seller pays some fees too!
MichaelBluejay
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November 25th, 2022 at 1:00:39 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

They'll keep charging those fees as long as people keep paying them.
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Or until they're not allowed to. Biden is trying to ban "junk" fees like ticket surcharges and hotel resort fees. It's the same old pattern: businesses do predatory things, until it eventually reaches a crises point and then the regulators step in. If the companies would simply avoid going overboard in the first place then they wouldn't get regulated, but they never learn.
DRich
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November 25th, 2022 at 4:22:21 PM permalink
Don't people just show up at the venues anymore to buy tickets outside. That is how I usually buy mine. No broker fees.
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billryan
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November 25th, 2022 at 4:34:50 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Don't people just show up at the venues anymore to buy tickets outside. That is how I usually buy mine. No broker fees.
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When a popular tour is announced, tickets are often only available thru ticket services, not at the box office and some venues and tours have exclusive deals with services.
The Grateful Dead went to war with these services and adopted their own ticketing. For doing so, they were blackballed from many arenas.
Live Nation has taken this to extremes, with many of their venue charging box office fees.
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ChumpChange
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November 25th, 2022 at 5:26:16 PM permalink
I used to buy concert tickets for $8-$10, when albums were $6-$9, and a quarter ounce of weed was $10, and ticket fees were $1.25 or some such.

Throw in inflation of 5,000% and tickets are $400-$500, albums are $300-$450, and a quarter ounce of weed is $500, and the ticket fees are $62.50. I'm gonna stick to albums.

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