CCTV I think ticketmaster might be a ripoff.

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  1. oldpaddy

    oldpaddy Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking abut taking the family to a monster truck show at Foxboro stadium in Mass. For two adults and two children it's approximately $130 for tickets and $80 in fees. That seems a little excessive to me. When I buy a ticket to a movie or a flight, I just buy a ticket. What's up with the fees at ticketmaster? Is there a better way to buy tickets?
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    pearl jam agreed with you
     
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    Ben Dover Well-Known Member

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    Nope.

    I have two Guns N' Roses tickets for 7/20 at Foxboro with a face value of $50.50 each, and the total after the fees, taxes and surcharges came to over $148
     
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    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

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    I bought tickets to the local symphony and the fees were equivalent to the cost of buying a 3rd ticket. It's fucking ridiculous.
     
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    Seat geek. No fees
     
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    Lance Murdock Well-Known Member

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    if you buy from the box office at the venue, you wont pay Ticketmaster fees, but usually that's unrelistic
     
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    If you want to be able to pick your exact seats its tough but, try StubHub... or scalpers at the venue... you can always haggle the price down from them.
     
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    oldpaddy Well-Known Member

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    Are you on crack? That's far worse than ticketmaster.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    The fees are more than tickets used to cost not long ago.
     
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    Gusbuss VIP Extreme Gold

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    Really? I get all my Nats tickets on there
    Sometimes for $6. No fee at all. Direct to my phone tickets
     
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    ticket"master"
     
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    oldpaddy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the event is really popular here. Cheapest tickets would only save me $20 total and they're worse seats than what ticketmaster has available.
     
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    Stubhub. As almost every show or event approaches, people who've yet to sell their tickets get antsy and slash prices. You can often get tickets well below face value, with little, if any fee.

    Great site for ticket buyers.
     
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    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    Artists who use Brown Paper Tickets are also extremely fan friendly.
     
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    That's where we get $8 Browns tickets at the end of the season.
     
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    I used to buy Cubs tickets that way. It's particularly effective for day games. Something comes up at work, kids get sick... people who rather get something, legally, for their tickets rather than letting them go to waste.

    And I get box seats for $15-20.
     
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    Why not save the money and get new tires for your trailer ?








    I kid ... I kid. I have actually been to a monster truck show with kids.
     
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    I'm over here laughing at people talking about Browns and Nationals tickets being bought with no service charges and for cheap. The OP is talking about events people actually want to attend.

    And Ticketmaster is paid to be the bad guys. The truth is that the venue and acts can set the prices of the add on charges for Ticketmaster. The acts get a cut of all the fees charged, including the 2.50 they charge you to print it yourself, and it's through brilliant manipulation that they can get people to be pissed at a corporate entity and not the people actually making the money.
     
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    Snob.
    Browns or Nats. Its not minor leagues, it's still a real NFL/MLB game. :dontknow:
     
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    cg256 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm just pokin fun bud. :beer:

    I'm still mad at the Nats for stealing Jayson Werth.