Grandma: Ticketmaster faked us out on Disney tickets
Hi, Jay~ I had an "aha moment" when I read your column, 'Boss' furor shakes Ticketmaster's reign, last Saturday. We had just come home from a trip to Disney On Ice, and I can tell you, buying the tickets was a very unhappy experience for me. I rarely buy tickets on line, so I feel really naive about about the TicketsNow issue.
When the tickets arrived at our house [with a Ticketmaster logo], we realized we had been charged more than the face value of the tickets. We had been charged $42 per ticket, plus fees, and the face value of the tickets was $25 each. Of course, the fees put the ticket prices over $50 per ticket.
So not only are adults who want to go see the Boss being overcharged, but little kids wanting to see Disney On Ice are a small part of the TicketsNow scalping scheme, too. I figure we were overcharged $17 ($42 - $25) per ticket, not counting fees, or a total of $136. What a racket!