Tag: #FeeFreeFriday

ticketing fees

Fee Free (Black) Friday

Black Friday is the pinnacle of consumer power. That means it’s not just black Friday, it’s Fee Free (Black) Friday. This week we find far too many parallels exist between a recent behavioral economist’s study and ticket fees. We also see that a certain ticket industry giant has made the Consumer Reports “naughty list”. The Wall of Woe gets turned…
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A Tale of Two Cities' Ticket Fees

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Fee Free Friday, the TMZ of ticket fees, is back with a tale of two cities. In Nashville, Tennessee all hell is breaking loose with two simultaneous scandals, one for Lady Gaga tickets, the other for Eric Church tickets. In Minneapolis, Minnesota high…
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Battle Royale Over Ticket Fees

A battle royale between the two monsters of the ticketing industry. Winner takes all…the ticket fees. Fee Free Friday is back as the referee for a battle of the ages between Ticketmaster and AEG. And on the under-card we have wrestling fans vs. tickets fees. Also, Maroon 5 fans are desperately seeking Susan reasonable ticket fees and…
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Bad Karma

Oh dear. Outrageous tickets fees may have finally caught up with everyone involved. In this week’s Fee Free Friday Russel Brand fans get bitten by an extra $100.00 per ticket they weren’t expecting. A Google employee says “Don’t be evil”. Sports ticket holders are caught in the middle trying to re-coop their five figure seat…
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Scalper Bot

Ticket fees and scalper bots scatter like cockroaches in the light of new legislation

Ticket fees and so-called scalper bots scatter like cockroaches in the light of new legislation. This week we have an update on legislation that is oh so close to becoming law. Plus, we look into rumors of market manipulation of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary concert tickets. We also find our professional peer group begin to follow our fee…
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Hell Freezes Over

191.3% of the purchase price are ticket fees? That would make anyone curse under their breath. How about a $17,000.00 fee for the “right to purchase a ticket”? Think that made someone swear? What four letter word would you say after paying a fee for “being allowed” to print your ticket at home? Read on…
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Bieber Boondoggle

This week we ask if ticket fees can ever be a good thing and find some surprising answers. But don’t get your hopes up too high. An investigative report from Nashville finds Justin Bieber fans are as miserable as ever. A concert ticket fee should not break the bank. Plus we have all the TMZ-style…
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Investigative reporting from Las Vegas tops this week’s Fee Free Friday as the cost of casino show tickets has spiked causing show producers to cry foul. Plus, a $6.00 “telephone call convenience” fee being charged just to speak to someone in the box office? And a LSU Tigers fan says 50% of the ticket purchase price was…
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Ticket Service Fees

No Good Fee Goes Unpunished

The ticket service fees are 91% of the purchase price?! And that’s not the worst of it. This week Fee Free Friday walks the gritty streets of Los Angeles and Toronto to find all new ticket service fees horror stories. Also, the legal rhetoric against the ticket industry goes up another notch and a first…
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Back to school - Back to ticket fees

Will outrageous ticket fees and ticket service charges put a damper on the exuberance of youth as they return to school? Why would happy-go-lucky 20-something write a solemn tale about going to a concert? Hint: Fees. And just what the heck is a $81.00 “facility charge”? Questions like these must mean it’s time for another…
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