22 February 2007

Robber barons


Way to go Ticketmaster, you bastards! I was looking online to buy tickets for the Gwynne Dyer event at the University on March 8, but look at the prices below:

Gwynne Dyer
MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
Thu, Mar 8, 2007 08:00 PM

Tickets (Gwynne Dyer)
Full Price Ticket CA $15.00 x 1
Total Building Facility Charge(s) CA $1.50 x 1
Total Convenience Charge(s) CA $3.75 x 1
Order Processing Charge(s) CA $2.50
Ticketmaster Retail Location Pickup No Charge

TOTAL CHARGES CA $22.75

It would cost $1.75 to $3.50 more to print the e-ticket out yourself or get it sent to your home.

$7.75 (minimum) in service charges on a $15.00 ticket? Blimey! I think I'd rather not go than let those Ticketmaster crooks get my money. Is that the way things are going now? Fuck. I'd rather pay $20 to a scalper.

1 comment:

Mr Carter said...

reid - if you need an "armageddon buddy" to go with you to this talk - PICK ME! i'd love to go!