FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06507

Submission Number:
06507
Commenter:
Edward Walczykowski
State:
Connecticut
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
These fees are outrageous! Sporting events and concert fees are often 20% + of the price. And they are on a scale, not a flat fee. Which is even more outrageous. The fees for (example) $100 tickets are significantly more than for $40 tickets. It's a percentage. Just taking a few minutes to order tickets online results in fees exceeding $18, at the low end. We go to baseball and hockey ganes, concerts and plays. Each year fees are in excess of over $300, and we don't even go to 20 events totsl. We are forced to pay Ticketmaster, StubHub and Live Nation whatever they demand. This is not fair!