FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06516

Submission Number:
06516
Commenter:
Mr Kubala
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Please look into the fees that are charged on concert tickets when paying online. These fees are not disclosed ahead of time and often account for 10% or more of the ticket price. They are not listed up front but are a surprise at the end of the purchase just before you check out. This is especially true with tickets purchased through Ticketmaster. I've made it a habit to drive to my local theaters and buy the tickets directly from them to save the five to $15 in fees (per ticket) that are charged online. Please stop this practice and have the online ticket services list their fees up front. It is only fair. Thank you.