FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06464

Submission Number:
06464
Commenter:
Mark Havemann
State:
Iowa
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
The fees being charged for tickets to all venues, especially for concerts and sporting events, have become abusive. When a few companies monopolize the availability of tickets, they can charge whatever they want. They have essentially been given the ability to legally scalp tickets. This is wrong in so many ways. It drives costs up for consumers who want to attend an event, even causing many to not purchase because of the onerous prices. Please act to eliminate the predatory fees being charged and help consumers to have the power, rather than a few businesses. Thank you for the action I am sure you will take.