Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ticketmaster H8RS Unite!

I'm not the only one that thinks Ticketmaster's fees are out of line. This video comment was in today's LosAngeles Times . In Canada, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Ticketmaster and it's subsidary TicketsNow. The two have been accused of conspiring to jack up the prices of tickets. Last week, New Jersey Springsteen fans complained that when they tried to purchase concert tickets they were immediately directed to the TicketsNow site. TicketsNow is a "legal" scalper and charges many times face value. I don't have a problem with scalpers per se, (how else would I be able to see a Packer game?!) I have a problem with entities being able to corner a whole ton of tickets. Let them have 5% of the venue and leave the rest to us little guys.

NOTE--I had to take down the video.....it annoyingly played every time the blog was viewed. If you are interested, you can see it here

Remember...you heard it on "the bubbler" first!


D.B. Echo said...

Perhaps President Obama will restore the consumer protections that Team Bush held in such low regard.


MaryRuth said...

DB--thanks for the link! The book's title says it all, doesn't it? I'm interested in his suggestions on how to beat the system...I'll listen tonight.
It's a fee-making frenzy here in CA..they are trying to make up for all the other revenue shortfalls.
President Obama has A LOT of restoring to do--not only consumer protections, but how about The Bill of Rights?