FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Venue and ticket fees are a major rip-off. It's a form of scalping, but by corporate entities. There should be some prudent regulation around these fees. Fees are often in excess of $10 for simple tickets like for sports events. The value of the service is not worth that much. Groups should be encouraged to seell more directly, and sell for face value plus applicable taxes and nothing more, or for a modest ($1-2) fee for "service"