FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06638

Submission Number:
06638
Commenter:
Tom Helme
State:
Utah
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
The entertainment industry is guilty of false advertising. The costs associated with attending an event should be included in the advertised ticket price. It is always frustrating to find that when all is said and done the tickets actually cost much more that expected. As consumers, we should know going in how much we will pay for attending an event. After taking the time to find the right seats and being excited for the experience, we are pretty much a captive audience when we get to the end and find that we are expected to pay more than anticipated. Is the entertainment industry worried that we won't be interested if all costs are as advertised? I understand that there is a cost involved in selling the tickets, but at the grocery store we don't ring up all our purchases and then have the overhead and salaries for the cashier added to our purchases. The model the entertainment industry has come up with is deceptive and perhaps a bit dishonest as I have a hard time believing that the charges for the service really cost that much. Thanks for your consideration.