So that’s why everyone hates Ticketmaster
September 15, 2011
I am not a big fan of arena music performances. So I have not in the last decade or so, purchased any tickets via Ticketmaster. Most events I buy ticket for have their own sites and I don’t end up paying some insane handling fee and/ or service charge.
The San Francisco Opera doesn’t charge some insane fee on top of ticket price. There’s a $2 surcharge at Cal Performances these days for the roof repair.
But today I purchased a ticket to see Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman at the Palace of Fine Arts and the service fees / charges were an additional 45% of the original ticket price.
Where did that money go? What did I just pay for?
Never before did understand why people hate Ticketmaster until now. Now I get it.
Knowing what I know now means that I will be very, very weary of buying another ticket from Ticketmaster. I’ll have to determine if it’s really worth it.
This time I think it is but next time… I’m not so sure.