A nightmare to get concert tickets thru Ticketmaster?... this is why
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/compet ... -1.5000677
Apr 8th, 2019 11:03 am
Apr 8th, 2019 1:12 pm
Apr 8th, 2019 2:09 pm
I know the linked article is 2 months old.... however, I didn't know about it, or that the Competition Bureau said this practice was not illegal. I just wanted to share this with others.... maybe I was not widely commented here in the East, while a lot of people know about this out in the West.
Apr 8th, 2019 4:30 pm
Aren't they all one and the same given the so obvious collusion that's going on there?
Apr 8th, 2019 4:50 pm
Apr 8th, 2019 4:54 pm
TicketsNow, a ticket resale scalper site, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketmaster.ds2chan wrote: ↑ Doesn't Ticket Master own some other resale ticket site? I swear I heard that people buy tickets from Ticket Master, find out that they can't go to the <whatever it is the tickets are for>, then resell them for whatever price at Ticket Master's resale website? So, Ticket Master gets 2 fees. One for the original sale and one for the resale.
Apr 8th, 2019 7:32 pm
Yea, this is super old news. Here's an even older podcast from 2017.
Apr 8th, 2019 7:40 pm
I know. This scam has been going on far too long (worldwide, not just in Canada). It's more amazing the Americans have done nothing.engineered wrote: ↑ Yea, this is super old news. Here's an even older podcast from 2017.
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/live-ev ... t-screwed/
Even before any articles, it was pretty obvious it is all a scam given the impossibility of buying tickets and the crazy prices. All of this is enabled by the sheep that buy tickets at any cost.
Apr 8th, 2019 10:52 pm
Apr 9th, 2019 12:58 am
I'm not sure they should do anything about the scam. Nobody NEEDS to see a concert, so let them pay what they want. Just like the diamond scam, nobody NEEDS them. People do NEED cars though.EastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑ I know. This scam has been going on far too long (worldwide, not just in Canada). It's more amazing the Americans have done nothing.
It's bad enough they're the de-facto monopoly on event ticket sales in North America, but more egregious is how they also own one the largest scalper businesses (so they can "buy up" their own tickets and "flip" them). That's the part that needed to be declared illegal years ago. Imagine if the car manufacturers could do that - popular model of car is always "out of stock" but... over here in our used car lot are some brand new ones at triple the MSRP....
Apr 9th, 2019 1:17 am
They may not have the "base" model on the lot but they won't refuse you if you insist on ordering it and waiting for it to be shipped in. A sale is a sale.engineered wrote: ↑ I'm not sure they should do anything about the scam. Nobody NEEDS to see a concert, so let them pay what they want. Just like the diamond scam, nobody NEEDS them. People do NEED cars though.
BTW, dealers so bait and switch. They advertise low cost, stripped out models but they never have stock of them and talk you into higher profit models.
Apr 9th, 2019 9:31 am
Apr 9th, 2019 10:08 am
Not all people need cars, though... and I agree, yo do not need to go and see a concert, but just because it is not a basic need, it makes it okay for the Government to let companies rip people off this blatantly... there should be a law to protect consumers about these sketchy policies and procedures
Apr 9th, 2019 10:46 am
Apr 9th, 2019 10:51 am
I remember originally reading about this last September: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ticket ... -1.4828535