Hankering for some live music or sports this fall? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Above and beyond the rising face value of...
Ticketmaster Service Fees Scrutinized
October 12, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
Hankering for some live music or sports this fall? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Above and beyond the rising face value of tickets is a heaping helping of service fees, CNNMoney reports.
Nearly anyone who has ever ordered a ticket through Ticketmaster will say the charges, which can be as much as 40 percent above the face value depending on the event, are excessive.
The company claims it’s the cost of doing business, but consumers are tired of paying through the nose for nose-bleed seats, and even some politicians are considering capping the fees levied by ticketsellers.
There is no doubt that Ticketmaster has mastered the ticket-selling