Ticketmaster, SeatGeek to get rid of hidden fees on ticket sales
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6 months ago
TICKETMASTER AND SEAT GEEK HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL NO LONGER HAVE HIDDEN FEES WHEN YOU GO TO BOOK TICKETS FOR YOUR EVENT.
THIS MEANS THE FULL COSTS OF TICKETS WILL SOON BE VISIBLE TO CUSTOMERS UP FRONT.
THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT CAME THE SAME DAY PRESIDENT BIDEN HOSTED EXECUTIVES FROM THOSE COMPANIES AND OTHERS TO TOUT THE ADMINISTRATION’S WORK CRACKING DOWN ON SO-CALLED “JUNK FEES”
— WHICH ARE COSTS THAT COME AS A SURPRISE TO THE CUSTOMER.
“Junk fees are not a matter for the wealthy very much, but they’re a matter for working folks like the homes I grew up in. And they can add hundreds of dollars a month and make it harder for families to pay their bills. I think it’s just wrong.”
ACCORDING TO THE “GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE” —
HIDDEN FEES CAUSE THE PRICE OF AN EVENT TICKET ONLINE TO INCREASE BY **27 PERCENT** ON AVERAGE.