Ever Bought A Ticket From Ticketmaster? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Misc

Then you"re used to this kind of dry anal rapery.
There are 97 comments:
Male 220
I would pay $45 bucks to see Clapton. He is so overrated. And $1500. Only a loser would pay that.
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Female 106
OH MY GAWD you have to be KIDDING me! They`ll charge you for anything won`t they?!
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Male 69
Convenience charge? They are charging for comfortable workplace and easy hours? Or is it that they aren`t happy and want to have moore smoothies to feel at least convenient? Facility charge sounds like it should be included either to the ticket price or order processing fee.. And bout the latter, they sure do have expensive system when electronic prosessing of a few lines of data requires 5 bucks worth of electricity...
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Male 1,218
Best thing Pearl Jam ever did was campaign against TicketBastard.
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Male 1,404
I always call the venue managers office to ask where, if possible, I can purchase tickets besides TicketBastard and I tell tell them why if they ask.
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Male 720
45 bucks to see Clapton is still extremely worth it, so stop bitching.. On a side note I went to Clapton`s Crossroads tour a few years back. Apparently it sold out in 20 minutes but I still managed to get 4 tickets at around 80 a piece. The next day they were going for 1500 a piece on craigslist. I still went, of course, but it really makes you think, those weird scalper dudes you see outside concerts all the time might actually be making a decent living off doing that...
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Male 605
On the other hand it IS Eric Clapton...
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Male 321
To me, this is no different than scalping tickets.
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Female 4,039
I always by my tix last minute on Craigslist. Ticketmaster is ridiculous and they always give you crappy seats no matter how far in advance you buy them.
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Male 9
I`m more pissed about the fact the ticket is only $27. I saw Clapton last year at Oracle Arena in Oakland and it was about $75 for the nosebleed section.
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Female 3,574
10 bucks!? That`s not even convenient at all, lol.
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Male 2,893
it goes from 27 to 40. that sucks.
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Female 525
That`s why we call them TicketBastard instead of TicketMaster
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Female 1,329
Makes me think of the crap Airlines pull, what with all those fees added to the ticket.
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Female 1,048
Don`t get me started on internet ticket purchasing! What really p***** me off is when more than one company is handling the tickets for the same frickin show in the same frickin country!!
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Male 2,344
i say F ticketmaster and their made up BS charges...not sure why it is legal for them to keep adding on BS charges but more importantly I am not sure why dumbasses keep using them.
do we not understand the power the consumer has is absolute? IF you boycott them and send emails to them en masse telling them their BS is fing BS and you will not buy their finf BS until they unBS it they will stop doing this type of fing BS.
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Female 1,324
yeah they do this to try to get people to go out and buy them :/ it`s always cheaper, but it`s not like it`s easy to try to find places to buy tickets besides online now. Luckily I don`t buy too many a year.
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Male 3,343
I bought season passes for the local theme park this year, and opted to print them at home instead of mailing them. There was a $3 fee. For printing them. On my own printer.
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Male 124
"Convenience fee" Also known as the "Lube or no Lube" option for paying through your @ss.
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Female 9,585
"I didn`t know Ticketmaster was for things like concerts too o.o I always thought they just did movie tickets o:"

...Oh wow.
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Male 515
i bought tickets a while back at one of their authorized store dealers, it was 10$ cheaper then online, and the guy got into the system, before the presale, and held onto the tickets we wanted.
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Female 2,352
You pay out the ass for convenience.

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Male 1,815
Ticketmaster is definitely not worth what you pay for
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Female 1,682
I didn`t know Ticketmaster was for things like concerts too o.o I always thought they just did movie tickets o:
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Male 4,317
you forgot the print fee
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Male 25,416
Convenience, you know having him play at your location not is some wierd country i guess
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Female 5,222
smh
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Male 592
I`m pretty sure most of these `additional fees/charges` are based on absolutely -nothing-.

Also, `Convenience charge`? I`m finding this very audacious. It`s like they`re saying; You`re lazy. We know it. And we`re here to reap the benefits of your indolence.
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Male 2,748
just buy from your friendly scalper!!
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Female 48
And this is why I no longer buy tickets from ticketmaster.
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Male 198
I used to work for a Ticketmater outlet. The convenience fee is ticketmaster`s fee. It`s to pay for the convienience of not having to go to the venue`s box office. Order processing fee is their online fee/mailing them to you. You can pay less if you choose to pick up tickets at an outlet location.

For shows that sell out quick, the fee can be worth it, especially if you dislike standing and waiting in line. For shows that don`t, it might be to your benefit to go to the box office of the venue to get tickets. I knew of one person who ended up taking the hour drive to the venue, because he was getting 10 tickets to a show for friends and family. He saved over a hundred dollars for the cost of half a tank of gas.
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Male 534
Ugh. I hate using Ticketmaster.
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Male 85
These charges are just ways of Ticketmaster making people believe that purchasing tickets online actually convey an "Opportunity Cost" to them. Which is bs. Online purchases should be cheaper especially with something that you usually print out yourself or just receive something in the mail.
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Male 143
Um...welcome to buying tickets from any place aside from under the table, but unless some idiot is going to buy tickets from ticketmaster only to sell them cheaper than what he bought them for, then its the best you`re going to get.
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Male 959
They`ll charge what people are willing to pay. In Ireland they charge a booking fee and a credit card fee. A `convenience fee` would not wash and people wouldn`t use it. Plus they`d track down ticketmaster and insert Eric Clapton into them
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Male 537
Well thats what clapton fans get..
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Female 50
Gotta love Ticketbastard.
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Female 276
dude 45$ to see clapton is still ducking cheap, not as many extra charges in the uk, but theres no way in hell the ticket would be that cheap in total either.
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Female 1,652
This is why you buy tickets at places that sell the tickets instead of online. I got tickets to a spring break concert for $14 as opposed to the people beside me that paid $30.
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Male 86
Well, the Norwegian Ticketmaster branch isn`t quite so bad on the surcharges... But then again, the prices themselves on concerts in Norway. Ticket to an Iron maiden concert this summer: ~7$ charge, but ~120$ in total.
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Male 324
Try Metallica. $77 tickets to 3 seperate shows last year ended up being just over $100 apiece when you added all this crap up. But then again look at who was performing, nuff said.
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Male 1,067
I don`t think the UK one did that to me :D
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Female 412
lol! :P
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Male 1
That doesn`t include parking - $10 or $15 if memory serves at the DTE (Pine Knob to us old farts). Oh and don`t forget the $8 bud lights!
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Male 1,351
TicketFast delivery is free...heck yeah I`m there too!
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Male 698
ha-ha
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Male 141
It`s like when I order tickets for the movies online, I have to pay one extra buck (it`s not a lot but still) for me doing their work online
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Male 451
That is cheap these days. I remember paying $18.75 for ZZ TOP back in like 1982-3.
Still what the hell is a convenience charge?
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Male 1,678
WTF its like they`ve been taken over by Ryanair.
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Male 4,867
$44 is still pretty cheap i guess.

and minitimm, Davy is some old irish dude, as far as hes concerned music reached its peak with U2.

my mum shares an office with Eric Clapton`s cousin, true story.
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Male 82
"Went to a U2 Concert at the Amsterdam Arena recently."

When did you post this, 1987?
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Female 721
Same with theaters. I just bought tickets to Avenue Q for my friend and I to see in June and the site tacked on a huge fee because I wanted the mailing option instead of picking them up there. Tell me how a stamp for two tickets costs $10 on top of the other fees? Ended up being near $40 over the base price.
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Female 3,726
$27.00 for Eric Clapton?? Damn, I just paid $145 for Alicia Keys in Frankfurt...what are we bitching about?
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Female 457
Yeah, it sucks, but face it... Ticketmaster like all other ticket brokers are looking to make as much commission as they can. Think of them as ticket realtors. Or a$$holes... whichever you prefer. :)
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Male 174
$10 for not standing in line is bullpoo. The guy who is in the ticket booth earns $6 an hour and sells hundreds of tickets. That $10 does not correspond to anything, it`s just a random number they think they can get away with. And wtf with that $4.75, running a website doesn`t cost them $4.75 per order even if you factor in another underpayed grunt mailing the tickets.
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Male 12,138
You`ll get raped by the man, every time. The man likes it that way.

Sing like a canary, you bish.

Went to a U2 Concert at the Amsterdam Arena recently. Me and my (then pregnant) wife got stripped of our bottles of *aghast!* mineral water and had to buy new bottles inside. For four bucks apiece. After the $80 tickets.

Bono, I gotta tell ya mate, for such a militant liberal hippy, you`re a money-grubbing c*nt.
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Male 612
"umm, lower right hand corner... are you charged a penalty fee if you fail to complete the page within the allotted amount of time?"

no, thats the amount of time the site is reserving you the right to buy those tickets. if you take too long to actually purchase the tickets they open up for someone else to buy them instead
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Male 19
you get charged the convenience charge if you stand in line as well. i used to work in a store that had a ticketmaster.

as well, many people seem to think that the convenience charge or handling fee (whatever they call it at the time) must obviously go to ither the person or the business location that sold you the ticket. nope. it goes straight to tm as well, just another way to tack more money onto the price that goes directly into their pockets.
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Male 96
Convenience charge - Unless you wanna stand in line and wait to buy a ticket, you`re paying this. It`s not that big a deal. Jeez.
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Male 1,232
I bought tickets to a concert, they were on sale for $17.00, but they charged me $5.14 in fee`s. $1.50 of those fee`s I coulda got around, but I wanted a mailed coupon rather than printing one out.
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Male 41
screw ticketmaster and stub hub. Scalping bastards
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Male 1,184
"Is Ticket Master one of the more popular sites to buy tickets? Just curious, because I`ve really never even heard of them before."

Uh.. for many things, you can ONLY (legally) get tickets from Ticketmaster or at the door.
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Male 3,755
I guess you could go stand in line.
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Male 1,370
And thats why you just hop a fence onto the lawn and get in for free.
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Male 776
"But it`s easier to pay the $15 than take a stand."
Some people are so poor, all they have in the world is money. Others see that the whole process of complaining about a $15 charge is not worth the $15. Some things are worth rallying and taking a stand over, but others ....not so much
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Female 937
I`m sure someone has said this already, but that`s actually a cheap ticket price. I mean, especially for someone as popular as Clapton. I would still be pretty pissed off about the bullsh*t fees, though.

Is Ticket Master one of the more popular sites to buy tickets? Just curious, because I`ve really never even heard of them before.
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Male 10,855
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Male 3,482
The only reason I would complain is because the money`s not going to Clapton himself. If it were going to him instead of some service that rips people off at any available opportunity, then I wouldn`t complain.

As is, that`s pretty damn cheap, man. Consider yourself lucky.

[quote]But I bought my first concert ticket to my FAVOURITE artist (who`s coming from Japan) so it`s worth it for me. I`d pay all that and more to see him... and I did... but it`s worth it...[/quote]

Who`d you go see? Just curious, being a fan of many a j-rocker myself...
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Male 551
It would be around 70 bucks
here where I live...

That IF Clapton ever comes, so
I wouldn`t even care

AND considering that what I`d
normally get paid for the whole
day, you people get the same
by the hour

Yeah... You are lucky
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Male 3,842
What is a "convenience charge?" I`ve bought from TicketMaster many times, and yes they always charge me the $4.75 "Processing Fee" (and it is always exactly $4.75) but I`ve never seen a "convenience charge" before.
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Male 201
Stupid sheep will pay it though. If EVERY SINGLE person who was going to buy a ticket from TicketMaster online decided to call in and tie up their phone lines/CSR`s for an hour; refusing to pay bullpoo fees: the bullpoo fees would stop or be less because they would be losing money from you the customer and from having their employees talk with you on the phone. But it`s easier to pay the $15 than take a stand.
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Female 1,593
What a cheap bitch. It`s only like 20 bucks extra. Get a job.
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Male 17,511
Ticketmaster has a lot of complaints about their `service`.
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Female 3,696
@ MrVandercar

hahah they can`t charge you when you haven`t paid, if you don`t finish filling it out, they give away your ticket. Hosnap.
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Female 4,028
Oh, Ticketmaster. Taking advantage of buyers because you can`t really buy their tickets anywhere else.
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Male 955
Yeah, I tried to order some tickets today for Tool in June, it made me wait 8 minutes to tell me it was sold out. draters
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Male 1,764
To be honest I`d pay hundreds of dollars to see Clapton, so I don`t care how much bullsh*t fees they want to charge if they add up to less than 50 bucks.
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Male 286
umm, lower right hand corner... are you charged a penalty fee if you fail to complete the page within the allotted amount of time?
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Female 2,674
I hate convenience charges so much ;X I had to pay one to pay online for my mandatory 2 day orientation for college. I was like really now? You make me pay for something I`m forced to go to and make me pay a convenience fee just because I don`t want to drive for an hour to pay? x_X
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Male 977
I love how it`s set up so you almost read it...
"What`s this?!!?! NO CHARGE?!?!?! YEEEEAHHH!!!"

... maybe...? maybe just me...
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Female 68
HAHA YES I HATE TICKETMASTER FOR THAT.
But I bought my first concert ticket to my FAVOURITE artist (who`s coming from Japan) so it`s worth it for me. I`d pay all that and more to see him... and I did... but it`s worth it...
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Male 10,440
No taxes?
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Female 3,828
My gas bill is just as bad. like half of it is the gas i use, then the "service" fee, i guess, then a bunch of other crap. Actually my cell phone and hydro are the same way...

bills just suck.

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Male 4,290
But free shipping!
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Male 575
44 bucks thats like what? 35 euros? for Eric? that`s peanuts.
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Female 1,893
yuppp.. i usually go to the acual venues to buy the tix
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Male 3,255
Granted, I`d pay well over $40 for Clapton, but they should just say "it costs 40 dollars" and then charge me 40 dollars. End of story.
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Male 144
As everyone has already said Ticketmaster likes to screw you in every way possible, that being said...

45 bucks to see a GOD, I`d do it.
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Male 7,839
f*ck ticketmaster, i never go through them.
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Male 418
similar to a lawyer`s billing summary. Lawyers sneak so much crap into their bills. Like how much ink and paper is used... or the time they have the lights on in their office for the duration of your appointmen
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Male 4,807
Still worth it for Clapton.
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Male 363
What the hell is a convenience charge? Pay extra because it`s so convenient to buy stuff on the internet?
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Female 355
That`s...uhg, that almost makes me sick.
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Female 4,376
Basically.

I went to a place in Myrtle Beach called Magiquest (was bored and it looked sort of fun) and when we got the receipt back they had charged something like 3 dollars for hospitality. I sh*t you not. People just try to rip you off for every last dollar they can.
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Female 31
Welcome to America...
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Male 138
Convenience, my ass!
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Male 21,025
Link: Ever Bought A Ticket From Ticketmaster? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Then you`re used to this kind of dry anal rapery.
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