FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06472

Submission Number:
06472
Commenter:
Vickie Rozell
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
I am fed up. Fees often add close to 50% to the cost of a ticket. I have virtually given up going to concerts, especially those sold on sites like Ticketmaster, because the fees make the tickets too expensive and they are hidden from you until the end of a transaction and there is no actual explanation of what you are paying for--handling for a ticket handled completely via a website and printed at home cannot possible cost $20 or $30, it's just an excuse to make the tickets cost more, to try and bilk more money out of fans. They continually come up with "new" fees--handling, per ticket fee, facility fee, it goes on and on and is out of control.