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« Reply #540 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 10:50am »

on Dec 8th, 2014, 09:12am, John Wilkinson wrote:
If everyone banded together and didn't buy tickets from Ticketb@stard for any show, their prices would soon tumble..Sadly that will never happen while folk want to see their fav bands. embarassed

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It can happen in some cases. When possible I use the smaller ticket agents, who often have better seats for shows with less charges.
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« Reply #541 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 11:21am »

on Dec 8th, 2014, 09:12am, John Wilkinson wrote:
If everyone banded together and didn't buy tickets from Ticketb@stard for any show, their prices would soon tumble..Sadly that will never happen while folk want to see their fav bands. embarassed

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I'm not sure how it is on your side of the pond but over here Ticketmaster/Live Nation control a big majority of the venues. There is no other option to buy tix if a band, play, sporting event, or whatever is playing one of those venues.

If you're a season ticket holder to a sports team you'll get tix direct from the team but if you tried to buy a ticket to a single game, most of those go through TM.

A few bands over here have tried to battle TM over fees ( Pearl Jam probably being the biggest) but eventually failed. TM basically said fine,go find other venues to play if you don't want to use us. Problem is, there aren't many. Some yes, but not nearly enough to force their hand, and certainly not enough to support a tour for a decent band. Even bands with fan clubs who offer pre sales will only get about 10% of tix from TM for their pre sales, and those seats are spread out all over the venues equally. It's not like they only get the best seats for their fan clubs.

TM basically has a monopoly over here, and while there have been some lawsuits, and settlements against them, it's pennies on the dollar to them, and I don't expect to see much change on their end. Their raking in the $$$, and seem like they don't care if you or I buy a ticket. If not us, someone else will.

They simply don't care, and I don't expect it to get better. I came to this conclusion years ago when I walked up to a summer outside venue's box office and bought a ticket right before show time. I handed her the cash ( not a credit card) the woman handed me the ticket, and I still got hit with about a $20 service fee. It wasn't like anything had to be processed, and basically the same exchange as if I bought something in a retail store. It took all of probably a minute or two.When I asked why the service charge she basically said it's their policy, and I could always sit outside and listen. Rude, yes, but it summed up what we have to deal with if we want to go to an event.

Like I said earlier, it's easier for me to take if the tix just had the total price on them,and I don't have to see the breakdown for their fees, venue fee, tax, etc.
You'd think that would make more sense for them too, as no one would really know how much their getting per ticket. Why would they want that disclosed anyway?
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« Reply #542 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 2:12pm »

I didn't know all that Eric! shocked
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« Reply #543 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 2:49pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 11:21am, ericm wrote:
Like I said earlier, it's easier for me to take if the tix just had the total price on them,and I don't have to see the breakdown for their fees, venue fee, tax, etc.
You'd think that would make more sense for them too, as no one would really know how much their getting per ticket. Why would they want that disclosed anyway?


I'm sure it's something to do with legal disclosure. FFIW, it's exactly the same here. And don't get me started on parking prices at events too...

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« Reply #544 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 2:54pm »

Or the total rip off of hospital parking. The most expensive place to park in our town by far, and how can that be justified when you are visiting sick relatives?

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« Reply #545 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 2:55pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 2:54pm, Mal wrote:
Or the total rip off of hospital parking. The most expensive place to park in our town by far, and how can that be justified when you are visiting sick relatives?

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Or indeed, work there and still have to pay the fees...everyday!



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« Reply #546 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 3:19pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 2:54pm, Mal wrote:
Or the total rip off of hospital parking. The most expensive place to park in our town by far, and how can that be justified when you are visiting sick relatives?

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Agreed on this one. So unfair.
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« Reply #547 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 3:26pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 2:12pm, Lily wrote:
I didn't know all that Eric! shocked


Yeah it's a real drag Lily. Especially since a couple of years ago when LN and TM merged. I hoped it would improve but wasn't counting on it. Sure enough, it hasn't.

I'm sure you heard about the big scam TM ran a few years ago with Bruce tix. If not, I'll fill you in sometime but it was really lame on their part, and they took a hit, but not big enough,IMO.
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« Reply #548 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 3:29pm »

I've never paid to park at a hospital. I'm not sure we do that here... maybe just big cities.
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« Reply #549 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 3:30pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 2:49pm, Christopher Kringle wrote:
I'm sure it's something to do with legal disclosure. FFIW, it's exactly the same here. And don't get me started on parking prices at events too...

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You may be right about that, but some bands do it like that through TM. I remember checking out online thinking ok, how much more is this gonna cost me, but it was just the one price with everything else included. Even on the printed receipt, it just had a total cost. I know TM, and everyone else got their cut, but it was a good feeling not seeing how much. grin
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« Reply #550 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 3:34pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 3:29pm, Dust wrote:
I've never paid to park at a hospital. I'm not sure we do that here... maybe just big cities.


I have but it was waived for patients. Believe it or not when my daughter was going through her ordeal, we had to pay to park but if she showed her patient admittance/wrist band thing when we left, they waived it.

I always thought charging to park at a hospital was pretty lame. It wasn't a huge fee but still. It just never sat well with me.
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« Reply #551 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 4:06pm »

Charges at our hospital:

Up to 30 minutes 1
Up to 1 hour 2
Up to 2 hours 4
Up to 3 hours 5
Up to 4 hours 6
Up to 5 hours 7
Over 5 hours 12

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« Reply #552 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 4:23pm »

Yes Mal, it was like that in a Sheffield when my dad was in hospital in October. I went every day and stayed for hours. It adds up. Taxis were cheaper.

Toronto it's really bad too.
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« Reply #553 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 4:42pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 4:06pm, Mal wrote:
Charges at our hospital:

Up to 30 minutes 1
Up to 1 hour 2
Up to 2 hours 4
Up to 3 hours 5
Up to 4 hours 6
Up to 5 hours 7
Over 5 hours 12

Scandalous angry angry


Agreed. Disgraceful. Private Parking Companies are used to squeeze money out of taxpayers who own the hospital land in the first place.
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« Reply #554 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 10:30pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 4:06pm, Mal wrote:
Charges at our hospital:

Up to 30 minutes 1
Up to 1 hour 2
Up to 2 hours 4
Up to 3 hours 5
Up to 4 hours 6
Up to 5 hours 7
Over 5 hours 12

Scandalous angry angry


Pretty much the same here. I will add we recently closed an old hospital and opened a new one in a different suburb and as soon as the old one closed parking fees in the park opposite went from those prices above down to about $2 for 4 hours. And they say price gouging is non existent..

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