FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06518

Submission Number:
06518
Commenter:
Patty Hakala
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
The arts are very important in our family and we like to support artists by attending live performances. This year we bought tickets to a concert as a birthday present and the fees were 40% of the advertised ticket price: Sub Total:$204.00 Convenience Fee - Web:$80.32 Fees like this mean we will see fewer live performances. While we are all for paying artists for their art, paying extremely high convenience means we see fewer live shows, get more bitter about the whole industry. These companies are only hurting the artists with their greed and society as a whole loses.