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why I don't go to concerts...
besides as Beezer calls it...just being cheap...can't understand all the fee's involved in buying tickets... case in point...tonite santana/doobie bros...the infinity concert center in Hartford, Ct...
wife bought the tickets about a month ago...from the place itself not a ticket agency...
$62.50 price of ticket...so far so good
17.15 service fee...whatever that is...rip off # 1
11.00 Admission fee ...guess that goes to the guy who takes your ticket..rip off #2
5.00 processing fee ...thought that's what the service fee is for...ripoff #3
95.65 total price of the ticket
but wait...wife actually paid over $200 for the 2 tickets so I have to assume the missing $15 she actually paid went to Fed Ex who delivered the tickets...will call unavailable...
so the $62 ticket eventually went up 65%...somewhere in the neighborhood of $103 for each ticket to cover fee's...
don't mind the concert venue adding a few extra $$$ to cover whatever costs they feel they are losing but 2/3 the price of the original ticket...ok...guess if there are enough fools out there willing to be taken, next time maybe they'll up it to 75% the cost of the ticket...and so perhaps Beez is right this time...I'm cheap...but not stupid, at least not in this case and probably the reason "I" don't buy the tickets to go to concerts anymore.
Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!
Last edited by DCinCT; 08-21-2019 at 03:45 PM.