your not being a dick with the service fees like the rest of the world is very much appreciated.
Are you sure a paper ticket is free? My experience is usually something like "$2.50 to print it yourself, or $4.50 for delivery".
The worst is ticketmaster-run box offices. $6 convenience charge for the convenience of getting the ticket in person?
I wouldn't use the word "free", but their site did appear to be saying that "print your own" cost $2.50 more than "have it mailed" did. Perhaps there was some second layer of deception that I missed.
Actually I see that I did use the word "free." And now I feel deep shame.
Yeah, I usually go to a local TicketMaster outlet to try to avoid the brunt of service charges. The idea that they make me pay them to print the damn thing out myself is crazy.
Sadly it's often necessary to go through them as many places don't bother to sell their own tickets and most of the shows I go to are about an hour and a half drive away so going to the venue's box office before the show is pretty unreasonable.
It's "free" if you choose first-class mail, print-it-at-the-last-possible-moment tickets. It's $4.50 to have it mailed to you more than 48 hours in advance of the show.
Gee, you could have given me a moment to powder my shiny head. Oh, the horror!
I try not to look at that number. It just makes me angry and I can't change it.
so you missed my ranty post where I whined about ticketbastard a few months back then failed to concerts for a while in a huff?I've given this up as impractical if I actually want to see show...not having the free time to go to the box offices... But I still RESENT paying ticketbastard more than the band or the venue gets.
You and Pearl Jam...
I imagine anyone who doesn't directly work for ticketbastard hates them.They're like the damn mafia or something. Or hey maybe they are.
while i am generally opposed to more restrictions in life, there really ought to be a law....