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What is with Ticketmaster, anyway?

Get an e-mail about an upcoming show, the ticket is $35 and their ridiculous "convenience charge" is -- per ticket -- $9.50, or almost 30 %. From where I live I could just about take a cab to and from the place and buy the tickets for the $20. Luckily it's a facility that has an on-site box office so I can just go by there.

Of course what is the dumbest thing is that you can have your tickets delivered by e-mail for only $2.50 each for a show date 7 weeks out.

I don't know, is it just me or are they completely insane?

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Paul Allen needs another boat. I do everything I can to avoid their charges. Only problem is, they offer a service that no one else does and contract with most every venue in the country. FTC has been looking at them for preditory practices for several years but they keep things just below a threshold to keep from bringing out the lynchmobs.

I only use them when buying for concerts that are at venues hours away.


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