FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06497

Submission Number:
06497
Commenter:
Ralph Carter
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Over the last 20+ years, my wife and I have attended more than 13 events at the King Center for the Performing Arts, part of East Florida State College. All purchases have been on-line with no hidden fees. In October, 2018, I purchased tickets for an event that cost $99.50 per seat. At checkout, I only had about one minute remaining to complete. After I clicked "purchase", I see a charge of $12.00 per seat, simply called "fee" with no explanation. This was the first such fee in 20+ years. It was not a deal breaker, but it did upset me. I had already promised friends that the cost would be $100.00 or less.