FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06385

Submission Number:
06385
Commenter:
Patricia Cobb
State:
California
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
It is really galling to think attending a concert will be one price, then to find as you start to pay that it will be yet another, higher price, and that even more fees will be added on top of that. I can understand that the service that allows you to select and purchase tickets on line should be able to charge something for that convenience, but upwards of $39 per ticket, for a venue that has thousands of seats, cannot possibly cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide. And one often has NO other way to purchase tickets. This is highway robbery! A smaller fee should be allowed, and should be folded into the ticket price from the outset so people know what they will really be paying from the start of the order process!