FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Handling charges and other add ons escalate ticket fees enormously, especially as these add-ons don't show up until check out. There's no standard such as sales tax. It seems that each service just makes up it's own fees. Buying directly from the venue box office has no add-on fees although their cost must be the same. Why is that? These days with the internet it can't cost a different amount for third party services and venue box offices. Third party vendors also up their prices close to performance. They should be regulated.