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Since I was a teenager in Los Angeles in the 70's this has gone on. Front row center? Or centre! Forget about it. The scam goes on. You lose.
Those are some pretty sketchy business practices.
What a shame!!! They should investigate and punish. How can Ticketmaster use legal cover up to scam people????
If ticketmaster can’t win against the scalp war, join em, and get a cut of the business. Seems pretty sketchy…
Ticketmaster is an illegal monopoly
Stick the hall of shame guy on them
I know this isnt marketplace but it's a whole lot like it. I live for this stuff. Thank you!!
I always thought there was something fishy with ticketmaster. It’s like a mob organization now.
And this is why I don’t go to concerts anymore.
just don't buy their ticket, see what will happen to them.
Scalping will continue as long as people are willing to pay the inflated prices.
Ticketmaster has since responded to the CBC News investigation. You can get the details here: https://youtu.be/NqLQqrVyZbc ^cb
I don't understand why the artists who would tout their love for fans would ever allow this company to sell tickets for them. It is they who have the power to put a stop to this. Why don't they? A selec few used to do so but that has generally stopped. I suspect they make bucks off it in some way also.
This is the very reason I don't get to any concerts, and I sure as heck am not paying a huge resale price no matter how badly I would want to go to a show.
That said there is more than enough folks that simply can and will pay the price regardless of the obvious scam.
The bigger crime is Bruno Mars
Wow finally something interesting from the CBC.
Ticketmaster categorically denies these allegations! Take their word for it. They wouldn't hurt a fly. And they wouldn't help scalpers obtain tickets before you have a chance to, thus making you pay double what you otherwise would have had to pay and then take their commission fee/service charge again, thus doubling their gross commissions. No, they'd never do that!
There will always be people gaming every system. Hanging out at the edges, pushing unenforced laws. Cops can't cover every angle: the money isn't there to stop this, and once you jump jurisdictions, you're Scott free.
Funny. Pretty sure every single event ticket I ever bought had the words "non-transferrable" on it. So how is it that Ticketmaster is willing to host a "ticket reselling" feature on its website…?
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do you know how to use the phone to buy tickets in ticketmaster before internet ?
It's simple. Stop buying tickets to all events.
Within a year, Ticketmaster, celebrities, athletes, sports owners, etc. Will be shitting bricks.
Every other commodity on Earth can be sold at the highest price the market will bear, including necessities like food and basic housing. What's the big deal buying and selling tickets vs. say stocks, options, tomatoes or anything else? Anti scalping laws ultimately protect the richest people against artists they "love".
Aaaaand it happened again. Bunch of snakes and losers
My first Concert was in 2001 my last concert was in 2013 I've gone to concerts in Toronto, Ohio, Quebec and I've gone to a small one in Fort Lauderdale I have noticed a huge increase in ticket sales sine my first concert. I paid $150 and my last real concert that I went to was in Vegas actually, we paid $300 for the show each of us which was 3 people. Not only do I feel ripped off by Ticketmaster anytime I want to go and see a concert like Pink or Kelly Clarkson, the prices are just unreal even for Lady Gaga my friend paid over $1,000 for two tickets on the floor and they weren't even front row. I once paid $80 plus tax for a show in Montreal in 2007 and I didn't get it from a scalper. I got it from a fan club but even that you have to sign up to be a fan club member on the band's website plus pay the ticket price, your accommodations for travel, merchandise that you want to buy and also many Hotel expenses. Then there's VIP if you want to meet the band which is an extra 300 to 500 bucks. How fair is that? Talk to BSB or nkotb fans about being ripped off by Ticketmaster.
In Canada, before Ticketmaster we had Select-a-Seat, and before that we had ATO (Eaton's Attraction Ticket Office) and CBO (Canadian (Hudson's) Bay Office. In other words, there WAS competition in the 1980s. 1990s was Select-a-Seat.
Ticketmaster is high level organized criminal organization. No government sends 'em to jail time because I'll bet that Ticketmaster pays off our politicians with FREE tickets.
why would ticketmaster get rid of the accounts doesnt make any financial sense the scalpers help them get double the amount of fees that they otherwise wouldnt have gotten
I'd rather have no ability to resell my tickets than pay quadruple to centuple the asking price. Sites that resell tickets should be fined and penalized heavily to stop this abuse.
why would entertainer use ticketmaster
Ticketmaster only cares about helping scalpers and getting service fees. They listed an event that was cancelled and offered no compensation when a resale ticket was bought. Should of never supported a scalper, but this band is never in America so I felt like I had to. Never using them again, rude and avaricious.
95% of tickets should be only useable by original buyer. I've been to shows that you had to have the credit card that was used and it worked fine
There is one guy in Lexington KY that has a lot of employees that are all scalpers and work for him for the Kentucky basketball and football games.
Peak capitalism. Beat the competition. Monopolised and destroy any new upstarts. Is that wrong?
it's the premium seats too
Some days back I fell into the trap of a scammer and I lost $9400,that had me frustrated then I told a colleague at work and she told me she was also scammed $15000 but got it back with the help of hacksting on IG. She gave me his phone number and I messaged him on WhatsApp, he asked me a few questions and also proof of scam then after 24hrs he got my money recovered and the scammer tracked.
Thanks to hacksting on IG.
Guts tickets 🚀🚀
I hate Ticketmaster. I hate that the seems to have a monopoly and I hate that the law is so lax that Ticketmaster gets away with all of this
BTS ARMY here being angry af at ticketmaster
Who's here after all the BTS tickets was sold out before fans got the chance?
This is what locked me out of a ticket to the BTS Permission to Dance concert for Nov 27-Dec 2.
It's shameful. Ticketmaster should be taken out of the equation
I love how people act like this is sooooo bad when it comes to events tickets….but every other commodity market is the exact same way yet crickets. lol
Kind of reminds me of what Walmart is doing with PS5’s
Every person at that conference should be arrested