FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06459

Submission Number:
06459
Commenter:
Janis Higgins
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Every time anyone buys a ticket online there are fees tacked on that increase the price of each ticket over 25%. What are these fees really for other than to line the pockets of the owners of the agency. Also, why are the fees added on to each ticket rather than to the order as a whole? If I am near the venue I will go to the box office where no extra fees are applied but that is rarely the case.