FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06645

Submission Number:
06645
Commenter:
Russell Thomas
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Over the years I have been changed hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for "convenience" and other fees when purchasing tickets. Ticketmaster and others charge unreasonable fees which removes free market options for consumers. This monopoly should cost us, the consumer, less than a single dollar which still provides ample revenue and profit for the transaction to the service provider. Many times, I have been charges more than $20 per ticket for a transaction which cost the provider less than $0.10. Does that seem fair? In a fair and free marketplace,vthe answer is no. These charges are usuary at best and immoral at worst.