FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
The price should be the price. So, when they quote a price for tickets, thats what you pay, right? No so fast. I pick seats at Fenway Park (already over-priced, but supply-and-demand, so thats the price). I use the MLB Ballpark app, so its not as if someone has to put tickets in an envelope and take it to the Post Office. The cost of doing business should be baked into the cost of the item not on a hidden, add-on fee that you only discover at that time of check-out. Imagine you are at the grocery store and purchase a steak for $8.99, then go to the checkout line and are told there is a $2 butcher fee, a $1.54 packaging fee, and a $0.37 cashier fee. Would that make any kind of sense at all? Of course not. So why can ticket vendors get away with that kind of nonsense?