>Subject: Re: Another victory for the consumer!
>Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 21:16:56 -0400
>> <I hate to be in the position of defending ACOG, but at least the
>> and closing ceremony tickets that are currently being sold were
>> offered to people based on their Fairtix position. The ones that
>> were not
>> purchased were then put up for sale to the general public.
>Total bullshit, Steve. We sent in 10 separate applications for 2 tix
>each, on the first day they accepted apps. $150.00 just in application
>fees, and a whopping $12,720.00 for 20 opening ceremonies tix. Guess how
>many we got?
>And do you think they called one of my customer numbers to offer me any
>I read about it in the paper, and luckily called in and got 4.
>Let me assure you with certainty, someone will probably go to prison
>when the ugly truth oozes out after the games, when 60 Minutes does a
>little snooping around.
>Check the interest on deposits held account in the final financial
>statement released sometime next year for ACOG. You'll see why the
>FairTix creation was a brilliant scam to provide working cash capital
>when corporate sponsorships weren't selling very well.
>And do you think there were really 3000 seats reserved for camera stands
>in the opening ceremonies? As if their scam isn't bad enough, then they
>feed me some shit like that.
>Unfortunately, those 3000 seats (which were really reserved for
>corporate packages they couldn't sell) had been reserved for some
>wannabe corporate yuppie and his company willing to pay an assanine
>amount for a tent and some tickets. All while my money was paying the
>sales rep's salary.
>It's OK, though, Billy Payne will make sure somebody (not him) takes the
>fall. He's good at that, you know.
applied for several tickets. They hold $1250 of my money for 4 months. I
didn't get any tickets and they even charge me for a program that I didn't
requested. Later I was amazed that all the tickets I initially requested were
available, and I was not even informed about the availability of these
tickets because obviously it was not profitable for the ACOG to sell these
tickets to someone like me that already has paid the application fee. I
called the ACOG and complained and they slammed the phone on me.
I am thinking of writing letters to television stations and newspapers to
expose this scam subterfurged behind the "Olympic Spirit".