TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by John Di » Sat, 25 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Just got four tickets to Nationals in Nashville via Internet order from
TciketMaster and included  was a charge of $21 for handling and
shipping (US mail)

That is the biggest damn rip-off I've seen in a long while!

John Dill
Westlake, Ohio
(Jenni Meno's home town)

 
 
 

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by Judy Talla » Sun, 26 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Just got four tickets to Nationals in Nashville via Internet order from
> TciketMaster and included  was a charge of $21 for handling and
> shipping (US mail)

> That is the biggest damn rip-off I've seen in a long while!

Not nearly as big a "rip-off" as the person who tried to sell me their
Worlds ticket last year for an additional 50%.  Atleast Ticketmasters
service charge is  legitimate and legal.

--

"When the going gets tough, the tough call their insurance claims office" me

 
 
 

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by Marlene A. Koeni » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Just got four tickets to Nationals in Nashville via Internet order from
>TciketMaster and included  was a charge of $21 for handling and
>shipping (US mail)

>That is the biggest damn rip-off I've seen in a long while!

divide the 21 into 4 - and you will see the cost per ticket (extra) --
how do you think Ticketmaster pays its bills, salaries, stays in business -
they are providing a service.  To make a profit, they must charge
a fee

 
 
 

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by Shirley/Ri » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Just got four tickets to Nationals in Nashville via Internet order from
> >TciketMaster and included  was a charge of $21 for handling and
> >shipping (US mail)
> >That is the biggest damn rip-off I've seen in a long while!


> divide the 21 into 4 - and you will see the cost per ticket (extra) --
> how do you think Ticketmaster pays its bills, salaries, stays in business -
> they are providing a service.  To make a profit, they must charge
> a fee

Yeah, but they don't have to charge THAT much extra per ticket to make a
profit! It seems that a flat fee per *ORDER* rather than per ticket would
be more appropriate, since the amount of time to process an order is the
same, regardless of whether you're buying one ticket or 8. My husband had
a not-so-great experience ordering tickets from that vendor in our area
for a major soccer event not long ago. The tickets arrived in the
afternoon THE DAY BEFORE the event, even though they were ordered well in
advance. There's nothing worse then wondering if your tickets are even
going to arrive in time! He doesn't plan to use them again.
 
 
 

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by Marlene A. Koeni » Wed, 29 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


>> divide the 21 into 4 - and you will see the cost per ticket (extra) --
>> how do you think Ticketmaster pays its bills, salaries, stays in business -
>> they are providing a service.  To make a profit, they must charge
>> a fee

Please check your text editor - I wrote this, not Louis

Quote:
>Yeah, but they don't have to charge THAT much extra per ticket to make a
>profit! It seems that a flat fee per *ORDER* rather than per ticket would
>be more appropriate, since the amount of time to process an order is the
>same, regardless of whether you're buying one ticket or 8. My husband had
>a not-so-great experience ordering tickets from that vendor in our area
>for a major soccer event not long ago. The tickets arrived in the
>afternoon THE DAY BEFORE the event, even though they were ordered well in
>advance. There's nothing worse then wondering if your tickets are even

do you run a business!
 
 
 

TicketMaster a Rip-off!!!

Post by Shirley/Ri » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >> divide the 21 into 4 - and you will see the cost per ticket (extra) --
> >> how do you think Ticketmaster pays its bills, salaries, stays in business -
> >> they are providing a service.  To make a profit, they must charge
> >> a fee

> Please check your text editor - I wrote this, not Louis

I'm sorry. I guess I goofed.

Quote:
> >Yeah, but they don't have to charge THAT much extra per ticket to make a
> >profit! It seems that a flat fee per *ORDER* rather than per ticket would
> >be more appropriate, since the amount of time to process an order is the
> >same, regardless of whether you're buying one ticket or 8. My husband had
> >a not-so-great experience ordering tickets from that vendor in our area
> >for a major soccer event not long ago. The tickets arrived in the
> >afternoon THE DAY BEFORE the event, even though they were ordered well in
> >advance. There's nothing worse then wondering if your tickets are even

> do you run a business!

As a matter of fact, yes I do. Your point? People don't mind paying good
money for good service. But being ripped off and then getting poor service
on top of it is all too common these days. Of course, I'm assuming that
your point was that making an outrageous profit on *each* ticket was just
good business. I could be totally wrong about that.