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« Reply #555 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 11:33pm »

on Dec 9th, 2014, 11:21am, ericm wrote:
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?

Yeah, it's like buying a new car. You see the price and think, "OK, this will work." But after all the fees, options, and taxes get added you think, "WTF?".

Still, beyond the service fees, which are a fraction of the actual ticket prices these days, buying tickets on line has been a godsend as far as I'm concerned. I can buy tickets without the need to be physically at an inconvenient location at a particular time. I can buy tickets for practically any venue. And I have much better chances to get good seats to almost any show. I'd say that 90% of the tickets I've bought for concerts that I've seen over the past 5-10 years were bought online and have resulted in excellent seats.
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« Reply #556 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 02:28am »

I called the local theme park to enquire about a year pass for my daughters for Christmas and was told at fourteen they are classed as adults and must therefore pay for adult entry.

I said ok, I must get them registered to vote and a drivers license then..

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« Reply #557 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 04:28am »

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There is a parliamentary enquiry on going into the subject of booking fees etc for events but as usual the Tory scum and their Lib Dem lackies are dragging their feet over it.


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« Reply #558 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 05:17am »

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Hearing about the report into the nefarious activities of the CIA and am astonished by the fact that no prosecutions are planned as a result. And the US still wonders why it is reviled in some parts of the world?



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« Reply #559 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 06:55am »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 02:28am, Christopher Kringle wrote:
I called the local theme park to enquire about a year pass for my daughters for Christmas and was told at fourteen they are classed as adults and must therefore pay for adult entry.

I said ok, I must get them registered to vote and a drivers license then..

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It's ridiculous how the "adult " age varies so much. Age of consent, alcohol, smoking, betting etc. Maybe there should be one age for this and stick to it!
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« Reply #560 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 06:59am »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 04:28am, alanh wrote:
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There is a parliamentary enquiry on going into the subject of booking fees etc for events but as usual the Tory scum and their Lib Dem lackies are dragging their feet over it.


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I didn't even know there was an enquiry. The percentage fee is such a big rip off! Especially when tickets purchased are in hundreds. There ought to be a cut off point with it at least.
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« Reply #561 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 10:44am »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 05:17am, alanh wrote:
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Hearing about the report into the nefarious activities of the CIA and am astonished by the fact that no prosecutions are planned as a result. And the US still wonders why it is reviled in some parts of the world?



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What makes you think the US wonders why?
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« Reply #562 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 10:53am »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 05:17am, alanh wrote:
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Hearing about the report into the nefarious activities of the CIA and am astonished by the fact that no prosecutions are planned as a result. And the US still wonders why it is reviled in some parts of the world?



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Like England and the UK are any better at treating their constituents with high morals and honorable distinction.

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« Reply #563 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 2:42pm »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 10:44am, Lily wrote:
What makes you think the US wonders why?


Judging by some of the posts I've seen on FB today, I wonder why?

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« Reply #564 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 3:04pm »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 05:17am, alanh wrote:
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Hearing about the report into the nefarious activities of the CIA and am astonished by the fact that no prosecutions are planned as a result. And the US still wonders why it is reviled in some parts of the world?



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on Dec 10th, 2014, 10:44am, Lily wrote:
What makes you think the US wonders why?


I guess it's the hyper-patriotism of some US citizens that makes them look like they are ignorant of their country's problems.
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« Reply #565 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 5:49pm »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 05:17am, alanh wrote:
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Hearing about the report into the nefarious activities of the CIA and am astonished by the fact that no prosecutions are planned as a result. And the US still wonders why it is reviled in some parts of the world?



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It's sickening to read about it. The CIA makes me think of the Peter Gabriel song "We Do What We're Told".
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on Dec 10th, 2014, 3:04pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
I guess it's the hyper-patriotism of some US citizens that makes them look like they are ignorant of their country's problems.


'Makes it look like' is a good point, I guess some are aware, some aren't. Just like any other place.
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« Reply #567 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 7:17pm »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 6:44pm, Lily wrote:
'Makes it look like' is a good point, I guess some are aware, some aren't. Just like any other place.


Most aren't or worse, just don't care..

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« Reply #568 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 7:24pm »

on Dec 10th, 2014, 7:17pm, Christopher Kringle wrote:
Most aren't or worse, just don't care..

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Yes, but Lily's point is that it's not just the USA who are apathetic; it's everywhere. It's our governments who deserve derision, not the people. Although I must say that when less than half the country turns up at the polls, it's very upsetting.

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« Reply #569 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 04:32am »

Hi there


Sadly politics has always been the domain of the inept and morally corrupt no matter which country you live in.



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