yeah i was pretty disgusted how ticketmaster double dipped when i bought my three day pass and camping at the same time. $26.40 in convenience fees then some other processing fee on top of that. i can imagine it's even worse when you buy tickets for each individual day, did they charge you $13.20 for each day plus camping? not too long ago live nation were supposed to be the ones that would compete with ticketmaster and drive down fees, but now they're trying to merge.
It is no more convenient than say, ticketswest (which many of our native PNW board members will be familiar with) which charges a third of those fees, at best (I mean hey, operation costs have to be in there somewhere right?)
Post by keepinitreal on Mar 8, 2010 1:32:41 GMT -8
yeah when I went to Pemberton in Canada (which was distributed by a different company) I remember it being pretty similar but when I went to Roskilde in Denmark the tickets were about $300 and they only hit us with about $6 in service fees (which included the mailing of the tickets)... either it costs 4x more to internationally distribute tickets out of north america or someone's up to something...
I just tried to get tickets off the ticketmaster site for all three days, it seems there are still tickets for sunday and monday, but saturday might be sold out. Anyone heard anything about this?
Yes, it appears Saturday is sold out. I thought Sunday would be the first day to sell out, but ticketmaster.com is giving the message they give when tickets are sold out, for Saturday only.
There are still three day tickets on sale, so I might guess this is so they sell more Monday tickets. They will probably put Saturday tickets back on sale at a later date if this strategy doesn't work.