FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06706

Submission Number:
06706
Commenter:
Cara Brzezicki
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
I believe that the added (hidden) fees should not be allowed. It is super frustrating when you find the ticket for the price you can afford and then about $20 more is tacked on. And, for what? Just to charge the consumer more money for clicking a button?! This does not make sense. I recently bought a ticket to Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado ( the best venue ever!!!). The tickets were priced at a point that I could afford. I bought one for my husband and one for me and once I went to check out, almost $20 per ticket was tacked on as fees. Honestly, this was ridiculous!! I ended up buying 4 (two for my friend and her husband too). She was sweet when I told her the price, but she did question as to why it was almost $20 more per ticket. I know we can easily remedy this situation by reducing the fees or even eliminating them totally. Most consumers, if any, do not even know what the fees are for. Please take this into consideration and eliminate the fees. Thank you so very much and I hope you have a wonderful day!