FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06363

Submission Number:
06363
Commenter:
Frederick Hartman
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Not only are multiple > 10% fees added onto tickets hidden when most web sites first quote the price of the ticket, they are out of line with the cost of the transaction. Ticket resellers are doubly slimy, as they buy tickets for less than the cover price, so have already made more than a stock transaction costs before adding hidden fees at checkout time. This has left me wasting time checking various online purchasing options, getting all the way to checkout before seeing the real cost.