FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06656

Submission Number:
06656
Commenter:
Nick Douglas
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
Please put a stop to Fees, especially those that are not clearly advertised up front. I one had TicketMaster charge me over $40 per seat for concert tickets that had a face value of $15 each. The TicketBastard fees were about 2.5 times higher than the actual ticket price. This was a direct result of the monopoly merger between TicketMaster and its only competitor, TicketTron, which should never have been approved, despite the fact that they competed directly In only a couple of markets (notably NYC) - their main competition was to see who would get the monopoly in each city, much like cable tv providers.