FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06339

Submission Number:
06339
Commenter:
Charles Wofford
State:
Arkansas
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Over the past ten fifteen years (give or take a few) I have paid hundreds of dollars (maybe even thousands) on "conveinience fees" "ticketing fees" "service charges" and other similarly labeled extortion fees added by the now numerous ticketing service agencies that now rule the world of ticket selling. To me, these agencies resemble organized crime, demanding higher and higher fees every year. My wife and I have chosen NOT to attend many live performances because we could not bring ourselves to pay the inflated price for tickets, and I have asked myself many times: "how can this be legal"? I feel it is way past time for this problem to be corrected, and would appreciate any effort your office can devote to this endeavor.