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#1 Patrick C.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:33 PM

Is this the norm now?  Feck you Ticketmaster.  One more reason I prefer small shows.  I don't get why venues don't sell their own tickets and keep the fees for themselves.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:40 PM

They fecking charge you to print your own ticket. I hate it.
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:57 PM

They have to charge you for something ridiculous since they really don't do anything of value.
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:00 PM

Fees are sky high on NBA tix too :(
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:31 PM

It's not the norm lol
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:28 AM

It’s not far off from the norm for big shows unfortunately. I buy a lot of concert tickets, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was more than all of the blewbies put together for the year. It’s not as easy as just printing tickets. It takes people to do and it’s way cheaper to not do it in house and Ticketmaster has contracts with all the major venues. It’s basically racketeering. If you haven’t had the pleasure of encountering their new Platinum ticketing, just wait, your head will explode. They don’t just sell all the tickets anymore. Now they hold a bunch of the betickets and price them based on demand. So you might get a ticket for $80 and the person sitting next to you paid $300. I’ve posted this book before, but if you think Ticketmaster is bad, wait til you read this book
https://www.amazon.c...ing=UTF8&btkr=1
It’s not far off from the norm for big shows unfortunately. I buy a lot of concert tickets, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was more than all of the blewbies put together for the year. It’s not as easy as just printing tickets. It takes people to do and it’s way cheaper to not do it in house and Ticketmaster has contracts with all the major venues. It’s basically racketeering. If you haven’t had the pleasure of encountering their new Platinum ticketing, just wait, your head will explode. They don’t just sell all the tickets anymore. Now they hold a bunch of the betickets and price them based on demand. So you might get a ticket for $80 and the person sitting next to you paid $300. I’ve posted this book before, but if you think Ticketmaster is bad, wait til you read this book
https://www.amazon.c...ing=UTF8&btkr=1
It’s not far off from the norm for big shows unfortunately. I buy a lot of concert tickets, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was more than all of the blewbies put together for the year. It’s not as easy as just printing tickets. It takes people to do and it’s way cheaper to not do it in house and Ticketmaster has contracts with all the major venues. It’s basically racketeering. If you haven’t had the pleasure of encountering their new Platinum ticketing, just wait, your head will explode. They don’t just sell all the tickets anymore. Now they hold a bunch of the betickets and price them based on demand. So you might get a ticket for $80 and the person sitting next to you paid $300. I’ve posted this book before, but if you think Ticketmaster is bad, wait til you read this book
https://www.amazon.c...ing=UTF8&btkr=1
It’s not far off from the norm for big shows unfortunately. I buy a lot of concert tickets, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was more than all of the blewbies put together for the year. It’s not as easy as just printing tickets. It takes people to do and it’s way cheaper to not do it in house and Ticketmaster has contracts with all the major venues. It’s basically racketeering. If you haven’t had the pleasure of encountering their new Platinum ticketing, just wait, your head will explode. They don’t just sell all the tickets anymore. Now they hold a bunch of the betickets and price them based on demand. So you might get a ticket for $80 and the person sitting next to you paid $300. I’ve posted this book before, but if you think Ticketmaster is bad, wait til you read this book
https://www.amazon.c...ing=UTF8&btkr=1
It’s not far off from the norm for big shows unfortunately. I buy a lot of concert tickets, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was more than all of the blewbies put together for the year. It’s not as easy as just printing tickets. It takes people to do and it’s way cheaper to not do it in house and Ticketmaster has contracts with all the major venues. It’s basically racketeering. If you haven’t had the pleasure of encountering their new Platinum ticketing, just wait, your head will explode. They don’t just sell all the tickets anymore. Now they hold a bunch of the betickets and price them based on demand. So you might get a ticket for $80 and the person sitting next to you paid $300. I’ve posted this book before, but if you think Ticketmaster is bad, wait til you read this book
https://www.amazon.c...ing=UTF8&btkr=1

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:34 AM

Whoa

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:31 AM

Nice jorb drunkie!
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

Could you repeat that?

 

I realize there is more too it than just printing tickets, but I'd have thought that a third party solution could be had for a reasonable cost.  Just saying that you're not affiliated to Ticketmaster should help business.  The venues must get some kind of kickback from Ticketmaster for them to keep signing up.


Well, the venues not owned by the same company anyway.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:44 PM

Could you repeat that?

 

I realize there is more too it than just printing tickets, but I'd have thought that a third party solution could be had for a reasonable cost.  Just saying that you're not affiliated to Ticketmaster should help business.  The venues must get some kind of kickback from Ticketmaster for them to keep signing up.


Well, the venues not owned by the same company anyway.

 

That's what I don't understand.  What value are they adding to the process that could possibly justify the fees?  I'm obviously missing something because if it's just a processing service then someone would have already come in and ate their lunch for $0.75/ticket.  They have to have a monopoly on some part of the process that is preventing competition.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:09 PM

If it is a LiveNation venue, it is owned by ticketmaster.  Where was the show?


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:13 PM

Outsourcing ticketing and collecting your check on the back end is far easier then contracting the pieces or doing it yourself. Also Ticketmaster lets them sell anywhere, not just through the office window or wherever they are setup locally. In turn TM has lawyers, managers, and executives to feed.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

I think outsourcing to Ticketmaster started in the 80s. At the he time they could give scalability with 24/7 call centers, credit card processing etc.

Today you would think venues could more easily handle this with software, even if it is Ticketmaster software. I would think the charge should be lower.

I get annoyed when I walk up to the venue and buy the ticket from them and still get a Ticketmaster charge.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

I get annoyed when I walk up to the venue and buy the ticket from them and still get a Ticketmaster charge.


Part of the reason I don’t go see shows and crap.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:02 PM

I paid $8 to see Pink Floyd in 1975 at Three Rivers Stadium with Andre Previn conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Couldn't imagine what that would cost now..


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:17 PM

I paid $8 to see Pink Floyd in 1975 at Three Rivers Stadium with Andre Previn conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Couldn't imagine what that would cost now..

to rebuild 3 rivers would cost a lot
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:33 PM

I paid $8 to see Pink Floyd in 1975 at Three Rivers Stadium with Andre Previn conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Couldn't imagine what that would cost now..

 

 

I gave $14 in the mid 80's to see ZZ. I think Foreigner was about the same. Back then you had to wait in line at the local music store to get the tickets. If it was a popular show you'd have to camp out to get a guaranteed ticket. 


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:39 PM

I gave $14 in the mid 80's to see ZZ. I think Foreigner was about the same. Back then you had to wait in line at the local music store to get the tickets. If it was a popular show you'd have to camp out to get a guaranteed ticket. 

My sister gave me two $7 tickets to Foreigner in 1977.. the opener was a relatively unknown band named Journey.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:47 PM

I sold my Alice Cooper tix in 76 cause I wanted new trucks for my skateboard. It was about $15.
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