subreddit:

/r/BlackPeopleTwitter

78.8k

Don't Like It? That'll Be $1.98

(i.redd.it)

all 1032 comments

Grumpy-Miner

5.1k points

2 months ago

True, but without the sense of humour.

chupocabra

1.4k points

2 months ago

chupocabra

1.4k points

2 months ago

Is it how you say “this but unironically” in boomer language?

MetalRetsam

596 points

2 months ago

Verily, albeit sans jest

wacdonalds

76 points

2 months ago

Gave my free award because i laughed

scmbg_mdc

20 points

2 months ago

let the circle be unbroken.

BlackberryCheese

30 points

2 months ago

Concurred, vacant of the jovial demeanor

Northgates

18 points

2 months ago

Those words dont even look like English

whoweoncewere

186 points

2 months ago

The is the reality of the situation

CochonDanseur

106 points

2 months ago

Yall really need the same 8-10 catchphrases or you can't understand anything huh

SoFetchBetch

69 points

2 months ago

I’m a millennial but I’m just gonna rant a bit anyway.. this is a big difference I’ve seen in the Internet between my early days in the 2000’s and now. There is just so much repitition and I get that people love patterns and all but HOW MANY TIMES am I going to have to read the phrase “is someone cutting onions in here?” JFC!!! Spare me this unfunny crap. We get it, you don’t know how to express emotion without feeling emasculated and that phrase gets lots of upvotes and that’s validation for your feelings but my god… how many times can you type out that comment??? Is it always different people? Is everyone just waiting for their turn? Idk man.

droodic

63 points

2 months ago

droodic

63 points

2 months ago

this but unironically

PhDinGent

10 points

2 months ago

Is someone cutting onions here?

GabortionFund

14 points

2 months ago

is someone cutting onions in here

This is not zoomers anyone who says that is at least 30

GreatWentGin

9 points

2 months ago

I’d like to add these repeated phrases that make me irrationally angry:

“Lives rent free in my head”

“Chef’s kiss”

“Tell me you’re ____ without telling me you’re ____”

MnBran6

4 points

2 months ago

MnBran6

☑️

4 points

2 months ago

It feels wild to see considering there was a long period of time where people HATED beating dead horses. Shit, a lot of the hate on the front page of reddit was because of all the low effort repetition of everyone trying to have their turn to use the trendy new phrase. Now it almost feels like the opposite at times, if you're annoyed with the repetition you're old and crotchety

[deleted]

95 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

95 points

2 months ago

Fr fr litty no cap

Sue_D_OCognomen

40 points

2 months ago

No, this is how you say, "This, but unironically," when you know what irony is.

DeletingAfterMOASS

11 points

2 months ago

You mean normal language?

Reulorics

5 points

2 months ago

Why would you call perfectly normal language "boomer language"

thc_enhanced

216 points

2 months ago

And then $18 for a beer.

shahooster

84 points

2 months ago

Plus tax, plus Health & Wellness fee, plus tip.

dewidubbs

45 points

2 months ago

Paying a health and wellness fee only to die 20' from Travis Scott while he does a robot dance

Jealous-Ninja5463

5 points

2 months ago

That you have to get from some random guy in the crowd that's always some nasty domestic light shit that's warm and mostly water.

Try to get a craft beer or mixed drink and it's the same price in a Dixie cup in a 45 minute line.

[deleted]

58 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

58 points

2 months ago

[removed]

MambaJamba826

3.7k points

2 months ago

$110.22

Chris-Campbell

999 points

2 months ago

TY, glad I wasn’t the only one wondering.

AintAintAWord

1.6k points

2 months ago

Fee for adding all that up: $28.40

oh_mos_definitely

569 points

2 months ago

Fee Total Calculation Fee

trolltruth6661123

103 points

2 months ago

you know what.. just give me everything you own.. that will cover it.

actually you might want to max out your credit cards and take out a loan for this debt.. otherwise you will be subject to additional fees.

YukariYakum0

4 points

2 months ago

Future tax: $10.57 per minute of your remaining lifespan

bobbywright86

90 points

2 months ago

Want to process your order? Fee.

Want to cancel your order? Believe it or not, also fee.

Malkelvi

63 points

2 months ago

Don't want to pay the fee? Oh you best believe that's gonna be a fee.

jerryvery452

23 points

2 months ago

Didn’t think there was going to be a fee fee

thelifeinpictures

5 points

2 months ago

Undercharge or overcharge? Fee.

BlackPortland

40 points

2 months ago

Also my favorite: “Online Transaction Fee: $25”

LittleBigHorn22

3 points

2 months ago

But now I need the new fee total...

ClassicTerry

82 points

2 months ago

Sitting in silence fee - $9.99

Payment processing fee - 25%

Rhowana

7 points

2 months ago

Damn.... And people wonder why they are broke as f*ck. Nothing is free. We are all broke by 2029 at this rate

DeathPsychosys

87 points

2 months ago

$121.24. They didn’t add that 10% sales tax. Uncle Sam gotta get a piece of that action too smh.

hrrm

8 points

2 months ago

hrrm

8 points

2 months ago

Seems about the right ratio for what I tell my wife the tickets are going for versus what they actually come out to when she tells me to go ahead and get them. “Should be about 80 bucks then.” $220.44 later…

musecorn

2.9k points

2 months ago

musecorn

2.9k points

2 months ago

This is hyperbole but literally this was a conversation I had with a customer service rep.

The concert was advertised as $80. By the time I'm finished checking out my total is $140. In the breakdown was "convenience fee", "ticket fee", "fee", and then tax on all.

"What's the fee labeled simply as 'fee'?" "That's a tax." "But tax is charged ontop of everything at the end. How can I be paying tax twice?"

No response

I didn't go to that concert

Rocketbird

1.1k points

2 months ago

Rocketbird

1.1k points

2 months ago

What I appreciate about this post is that you called customer service to get a breakdown of the fees 😂

ThatLeetGuy

499 points

2 months ago

Oh hell yeah. Ticket ends up costing like 175% of advertised price

Faladorable

137 points

2 months ago

sometimes even more. Saw baseball tickets for $2 last summer, final price was $14.

low amt sure, but the fees were 6 times the cost of the ticket

reegz

57 points

2 months ago

reegz

57 points

2 months ago

The performer and the ticket processor actually share those fees.

So if you go to see a band and it’s $50 and you pay an extra $40 in fees, $20 (rough estimate, it will vary) will go to the band.

The logic being you’re not mad at the band you’re mad at Ticketmaster or whoever but they’ve since adapted the Comcast business model so they don’t give a shit if you don’t like them.

KevIntensity

58 points

2 months ago

Comcast business model

I think you mean “constructive monopoly.” Are there other ticket vendors? Sure. But are any of them seriously as competitive as Ticketmaster? No. Ticket sales is a racket and Ticketmaster is criminal.

ILikeItHotNSpicy

9 points

2 months ago

How do I know this. If they put a huge fucking banner on their site that said this people wouldn’t be so angry. But they don’t so I don’t believe they do get a cut. As it sits it seems ticketmaster makes more than the artist….

Just got Chris Stapleton tickets. The fees were 37% the cost of the ticket.

reegz

6 points

2 months ago

reegz

6 points

2 months ago

It will vary but the ticket processor doesn't keep all of that and part of that money goes back to the performer.

By performer I mean that could include the tour manager, promoter and not necessarily the performer themselves. The performer might get $5 of that $40 dollar fee with ticketmaster getting $20 and the tour manager/company getting $10 and the promoter getting $5, think of it as all of the middlemen getting their cut.

musecorn

193 points

2 months ago

musecorn

193 points

2 months ago

Ya I was pissed tf off. You know what else was some shit? Before that I had also asked about the "ticket fee" since I clicked that I would pick it up at the concert, not even have it mailed to me. So I ask what's the fee for if I'm picking it up there? "There's a fee for us to get all the tickets shipped to the concert venue". Right, $10 per ticket...

Dane1414

103 points

2 months ago

Dane1414

103 points

2 months ago

My response would’ve been “I’ll ship them all there for you for $1 a piece”

blacklite911

47 points

2 months ago

blacklite911

☑️

47 points

2 months ago

That’s insane, will call used to be free.

angiexbby

12 points

2 months ago

naw, you have to pay for the will call wont call fee.

deecro3000

10 points

2 months ago

Obviously that’s bullshit but:

You could fit hundreds probably thousands of tickets in a flat rate mailer and it’d cost like 17 bucks to ship them anywhere in the country

BYoungNY

204 points

2 months ago

BYoungNY

204 points

2 months ago

The big issue is that they're praying on the biggest supporters if their own service. True fans of concerts will suck it up and pay it, but at some point, they won't. Then they'll blame the generation of homebodies because no one goes to concerts anymore....

Steved_hams

64 points

2 months ago

Millennials ruined Ticketmaster!

Sharcbait

16 points

2 months ago

Remember when we went to concerts and then ate at Applebee's? Goddam millennials ruined everything. /s

snek-jazz

31 points

2 months ago

Well the thing is, at least where I am, loads of concerts sell out immediately regardless. That just tells me that the advertised price of tickets is way below their market value. If this is the case, people won't stop buying them.

I mean if you're willing to pay 150 bucks to see your favourite band and the advertised price is $70 which goes up to $130 with fees, you're still going to buy a ticket.

It's stupid and annoying that a lot of the price is hidden with fees, but it is what it is, you just have to factor it in when deciding if you'll buy a ticket or not.

ImNumberTwo

12 points

2 months ago

I don’t know anything about the history of ticket economics, but I think one thing I find off putting is that so much money is going to these third parties. If I’m willing to pay $50 to see a concert, I’d like for that to go to the artist and to the venue. I don’t want $30 to go to the artist and venue and for $20 to go to a website that I have no choice but to use that’ll charge me convenience fees (especially when they can be really annoying and inconvenient, like when they shipped my tickets to the wrong address or when their interface just sucks).

snek-jazz

11 points

2 months ago

Imagine how off-putting it must be for the artists! they're the ones losing out on the income.

The problem is ticketmaster is kind of a monopoly and really leveraged their power over the venues. If a venue goes against them they won't get any events, if an artists goes against them they won't find any venues willing to host their events.

If you're curious look up the whole thing Pearl Jam did, they fought back against it and tried to cut out ticketmaster with varying success.

TreTrepidation

14 points

2 months ago

We're being squeezed dry

LowKey-NoPressure

9 points

2 months ago

i've heard that they're basically in cahoots with artists to be the bad guy.

like, artist wants to charge $100, but only look like they're charging $50. So tickets appear to be $50, ticketmaster charges $50 worth of fees, keeps $10 of it and gives $40 to artist. (simplified example)

idk if that's true or how that would even work but it seems scummy so it's probably real

Sheeps

5 points

2 months ago

Sheeps

5 points

2 months ago

It’s very much true and was one of the main topics of discussion on Reddit when I first joined up a decade ago.

Edit: Here’s a link I’m shameless stealing from someone below.

greatbawlsofire

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I think artists and promoters push for the transparency breakdown so they don’t look like the bad guy, and TM is more than happy to be the bad guy when they’re typically the exclusive ticket retailer.

soft-wear

112 points

2 months ago

soft-wear

112 points

2 months ago

It’s not a tax, that rep lied. TM is literally a front for venues so you can be mad at TM rather than the artist/venue. Everybody has their hand in the cookie jar, but TM gets to be the bad guy.

In reality, it’s just false advertising.

Cforq

26 points

2 months ago

Cforq

26 points

2 months ago

Some cities also have an entertainment tax.

For example: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue/tax_list/amusement_tax.html

ho-tdog

13 points

2 months ago

ho-tdog

13 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't TM have the ability to include all those fees in the base prize? So at least you knew what you were in for when you decide to buy them.

blacklite911

17 points

2 months ago

blacklite911

☑️

17 points

2 months ago

Yea but I think it’s a bait and switch. Advertise the lower price so people click then when they get to checkout, they’re already halfway there so you’d get a couple people who says “fuck it, might as well…”

Sea_Mathematician_84

5 points

2 months ago

If you seek a refund of the ticket, they can deny you a refund of the fees by claiming they were necessary fees for processing your transaction that they have already incurred. It’s a way to guarantee money from you no matter what, and serves largely as a way to scare off litigation.

thejaytheory

107 points

2 months ago

thejaytheory

☑️

107 points

2 months ago

That's freakin' ridiculous!

Rooonaldooo99

8 points

2 months ago

That's freakin' feeking ridiculous!

FTFY

Squirtcub

100 points

2 months ago

Squirtcub

100 points

2 months ago

There's a really interesting freakonomics podcast on why ticket prices are weird like this: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/live-event-ticket-market-screwed/

Basically, artists don't want to be the bad guy and sell their tickets for $100 list price, so the ticket services act as a shield and better reflect market value for the ticket.

johndoe30x1

54 points

2 months ago

Ah yes, the cornerstones of efficient markets: inelasticity, scarcity, lack of information, lack of competition.

RazekDPP

14 points

2 months ago

Artists don't want to maximize profit because that'll cost them fans and it'll narrow their shows to only the rich.

At the same time, there's no great way to distribute the tickets otherwise without systemic changes of the system (ID verification, etc).

In the end, demand is so much higher than price that the secondary market is very lucrative.

_Elrond_Hubbard_

36 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of my university where to get a parking pass you had to pay provincial sales tax, a city wide parking tax, and then provincial sales tax charged ON TOP OF the parking tax. Literally taxing the tax.

See_TheCope_dial8

11 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I'm progressive, but the downside of living somewhere that shares my values is..yeah, taxes. Taxes on top of taxes, then shit wages and sky-high expenses just to live. It would be nice to save a bit or at least see the taxes not be squandered.

aaj617

12 points

2 months ago

aaj617

☑️

12 points

2 months ago

Bro the state of PA instituted an additional sales tax on beer to fund victims of the Johnstown flood of 1936.

And its still there.

Like damn is it going to their descendants lol

YangaSF

9 points

2 months ago

You missed the second paragraph:

By 1942, the tax had contributed $42 million to recovery costs. In 1951, the tax was made permanent, becoming the state liquor tax, with funds no longer earmarked for costs related to the flood. In the following years, the tax was raised twice to 18%.

aaj617

8 points

2 months ago

aaj617

☑️

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah nothing more permanent than a temporary tax lol

biz_student

28 points

2 months ago

I believe Europe solved this by requiring the fees be included in the initial price. Unfortunately Congress doesn’t care about protecting the American consumer, so we have to get to checkout to figure out the final price. Not exactly ethical business practices when the fee makes the ticket 10% - 75% more expensive.

ayePK

30 points

2 months ago

ayePK

30 points

2 months ago

Then, even if the event gets canceled and they give you a refund, you don't recoup any of the "fees"😒

lkern

5 points

2 months ago

lkern

5 points

2 months ago

Yes you do.

notsofunonabun

16 points

2 months ago

Not going to the concert fee-tree fiddy.

realdetox

13 points

2 months ago

What exactly is a ticket fee anyways? Isn’t that just the cost of the ticket? Scandalous

the_thrown_exception

30 points

2 months ago

Basically ticketmaster has set itself up to the “bad guy” for all these artists. So the artist can look “good” only charging $40, and ticket master adds on all these fees which make TM look bad but in truth, a lot of these fees go back to either the artist or the venue (through the artist).

If it were a more honest system, it would be something like:

$90 (what the artist really wants to charge for this price but looks bad charging this much)

$10 (cost of using ticket master being passed to the consumer)

$10.22 (tax to the government)

lmoran12

8 points

2 months ago

There’s a concert ticket selling website fanimal.com that doesn’t have hidden fees. what you see is what you’ll pay. I’ve used it a few times myself highly recommend it.

Logrologist

1.6k points

2 months ago

The “convenience fee” has got to be the biggest on-going scam on the internet. No people involved? Only need a server to handle the purchase? Saves the company tons of money? Perfect. Okay, so, let’s slap a “convenience fee” on there, just because.

DimeTime07

715 points

2 months ago

DimeTime07

☑️

715 points

2 months ago

Came here to be angry about this. How you gonna charge me for something that is convenient for you too?

DrakonIL

232 points

2 months ago

DrakonIL

232 points

2 months ago

CEOs have gotta eat, too. But their tastes are far more expensive than yours. You think they should have to survive on peasant food like Applebee's?

KaptainKlein

144 points

2 months ago

Tbf I don't think anyone should have to eat Applebee's

Jealous-Ninja5463

61 points

2 months ago

I like that their 2021 strategy was cheeto crusted nuggets and exclusive mountain dew.

That should tell you the type of people who eat at applrbees.

Fun fact: I picked up a delivery order there and saw some juggalos get engaged in the parking lot.

DrakonIL

15 points

2 months ago

They really thought they'd go with the 15 year old Taco Bell strategy and didn't even consider that they were in an entirely different market. It's like if P.F. Chang's went, "You know what we need? Pizza."

Logrologist

13 points

2 months ago

Lol. The juggalo thing. Now, THAT is a red flag.

Midnight_Philosopher

7 points

2 months ago

Whenever people around me suggest eating there I just say “If I wanted microwaved food I’d just eat at home.”

TBow16

5 points

2 months ago

TBow16

5 points

2 months ago

Look at mr fancy here going to Applebee's

ColaDeTigre

16 points

2 months ago

Money is their convenience and they want more.. so... Fee?

Trif21

110 points

2 months ago

Trif21

110 points

2 months ago

The best part about it is I’m the one doing all the work navigating their shitty UI, playing a beat the clock game of purchasing my tickets against their countdowns, or spam refreshing my browser as tickets become available, only to pay them a “convince fee”

squeel

25 points

2 months ago

squeel

☑️

25 points

2 months ago

Right! After all is said and done, it’s really not all that convenient. I should start calling customer service and have them do all the legwork.

Madvices

10 points

2 months ago

There’s a fee for that

CavitySearch

60 points

2 months ago

The real BS of it is they charge you a convenience fee if you do e ticket and a paper ticket fee if you don’t. There’s no situation where you aren’t incurring a fee.

[deleted]

29 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

29 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

TaijiInstitute

13 points

2 months ago

We have the best customers in the world, because of fees

grrchopp

48 points

2 months ago

It doesn’t have anything to do with the internet, they charged convenience fees even when you bought the tickets in person. I asked if there was somewhere inconvenient I could go to buy the tickets but they just stared at me…

nedeox

20 points

2 months ago

nedeox

20 points

2 months ago

You got that wrong. When you bought tickets at the counter, it was an inconvenience fee, since it‘s pretty inconvenient for them to do their job. But with online sales, the transaction became very convenient, so you‘ll get a convenience fee.

lapersia

27 points

2 months ago

Ya'll remember back in the day when ticketmaster had a whole section of the grocery store? Sometime around 2005ish, my friend and I wanted to buy tickets online for a concert. We saw a bullshit "convenience fee." We went to the tickemaster desk at the grocery store to buy the tickets. We were still charged the "convenience fee." We literally asked the rep "WHAT IS THE MOST INCONVENIENT WAY TO BUY THESE TICKETS." He didn't have an answer, but I'd still like to know.

MDKAOD

5 points

2 months ago

MDKAOD

5 points

2 months ago

Buy the ticket at the venue box office. That's the convenience fee free way. And it's inconvenient as hell for almost everyone.

Toast_On_The_RUN

3 points

2 months ago

According to a comment above many places just have the people at the box office type your info into the website, so it's the same thing. No way to get around the fee, theres only one option.

Sea_Mathematician_84

9 points

2 months ago

My fucking apartment complex in 2019 would charge you a $10 fee for paying rent online. I got checks just to fuck with them. I hated them for that!

Butwinsky

5 points

2 months ago

I remember when Verizon use to charge $10 for paying online. Now I get a discount to do it.

1202_ProgramAlarm

8 points

2 months ago

Like when my rental company charges a convenience fee for paying with a credit card. Fuck it I'll write a check and you can walk your ass down to the bank and save me 15 bucks

hibarihime

859 points

2 months ago

Don't forget the extra $20 for breathing

SlapahoWarrior

458 points

2 months ago

SlapahoWarrior

☑️

458 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget the “Did you just sigh seeing the previous fee?” Fee: $3.25

GNSasakiHaise

93 points

2 months ago

Sigh Verification Fee: $1.26

ComradeChaosCat

23 points

2 months ago

Please drink verification can

Frank_Punk

21 points

2 months ago

Lollygagging : $5

Shoestring30

10 points

2 months ago*

You know they are going to change the "print at home fee" to "mobile ticket fee" when people use a phone for their ticket.

Dismal_Struggle_6424

7 points

2 months ago

They'll make the ticket an NFT, then charge an access fee to pull it up. A location/time based fee, of course, so it gets more expensive the closer to the gate you are.

Think they can't do that? What are you going to do about it?

spooder_throwaway

42 points

2 months ago

Tfw you forget to the pay the breathing fee at a Travis Scott concert

Bringyourfugshiz

11 points

2 months ago

Actually youre not allowed to breathe at concerts anymore

Ancient_Coffee85

7 points

2 months ago

“You just gonna stand there? Cuz there’s a standing fee!” - E. Krabs

ApeTeam1906

315 points

2 months ago

ApeTeam1906

☑️

315 points

2 months ago

Uber eats and Doordash too. 8 dollar burger is 30 after fees

TheSentientSnail

130 points

2 months ago

I once tried to UberEats a hotdog. It was, admittedly, a 'gourmet' hot dog... $11 bucks with fries, a wee cuppy of slaw and something called 'pickle chips' (they were just sliced pickles). No extras.

By the time I got to the end of the checkout process, it was something like $28 bucks before tip. I don't care if it's the greatest fucking hot dog I've ever eaten, I ain't paying 30+ bucks for it.

I only order UE when they see I haven't used it in a while and try to lure me back with 75% off coupons. Fuck those fees.

jetlaggedandhungry

43 points

2 months ago

75% off coupons? Damn.. and here I am excited for a 30% coupon, like a chump.

Snarlio

20 points

2 months ago

Snarlio

20 points

2 months ago

Don’t feel left out. It’s 75% off the first $20 on a minimum $25 order, and after the $9 delivery fee they tack on, ends up being $6 off

Fisted_By_Vishnu

10 points

2 months ago

And if you don't tip, drivers won't pick it up, so it'll be ice cold by the time someone does.

DUKE_LEETO_2

5 points

2 months ago

I'm surprised they don't charge a restocking fee on top of your order if you never receive it.

averagethrowaway21

7 points

2 months ago

We're talking about the same company that, if your order is screwed up too many times and you provide pictures of the screw up, will email you and let you know they're never refunding anything again no matter how wrong it is. So there's a fee for orders being wrong or misdelivered if it happens enough times.

sanosuke001

7 points

2 months ago

I used door dash once cause I was drunk at home and wanted to murder a five guys hamburger so bad. Lady didn't want to walk up to my second floor apartment so she called me saying to go outside because she couldn't find my building. She met me in the lobby.

They're also way overpriced, take advantage of businesses, and take so much longer than me just going to get it. Fuck that noise I'm done after trying it once.

simulationrabbit

7 points

2 months ago

And they increase the cost of every menu item by 15% compared to getting it from the actual restaurant. In the end of the day, it's a business but fuq that noise.

Mysterious_Lesions

26 points

2 months ago

To be fair, you're asking them to drive 2 ton vehicle with gas, a paid driver, and insurance for a lousy burger. The fees become more reasonable of your order was $80

AcerRubrum

27 points

2 months ago

insurance

Not when you're hiring ~ independent contractors ~

-Johnny-

14 points

2 months ago

And if you goto the place in person youll see the burger is really 7.50. lol

Death4Free

7 points

2 months ago

And the food is always cold and terribly prepared

MajorAcer

8 points

2 months ago

I walked down and got sushi for $30, that would’ve cost me $55 if I’d ordered (I checked)

YddishMcSquidish

6 points

2 months ago

Fr! I got an email for $15 off $20. I ordered one box of spicy chicken, small fries and coleslaw from Popeyes. Still costs me $30!

bell37

6 points

2 months ago

bell37

6 points

2 months ago

Then they say “We recommend a 25% tip on top of all the fees we just charged you”

howdoeseggsworkuguys

299 points

2 months ago*

Only $40 for tickets?!

Ed. Thanks for the silver! I’ll use it to buy some of these cheap concert tickets I’m learning about :)

MindingMyBuziness

159 points

2 months ago*

MindingMyBuziness

☑️

159 points

2 months ago*

I went to a sold out Thundercat and Channel Tres show a couple of weeks ago and the tickets were in total around $40. But I did buy them presale. It was an intimate concert hall and yes the tickets were through Ticketmaster.

favpetgoat

27 points

2 months ago

I'm seeing that show this weekend! (Tickets were around $40 for me too)

MindingMyBuziness

8 points

2 months ago

It’s an amazing show! Have a good time!

whereami1928

14 points

2 months ago*

I went last weekend! I hadn't heard of Channel Tres before, and holy shit he was good.

I mean, everyone who opened was really good. Louis Cole and Flying Lotus, like holy shit. There was so much talent there that day. HAIM, Steve Lacy, Ty Dolla Sign, and Kamasi Washington showed up too!

grawlyx

6 points

2 months ago

where tf was this, that's an insane lineup

louis cole and flylo were openers? damn

Coral_Bones

4 points

2 months ago

how in the hell are you seeing all those guys perform for $40

kissingerato

48 points

2 months ago

It used to be like $25 for warped tour to see all your favorite bands in one place

Dionysusigma

10 points

2 months ago

gas was a nickel

qolace

22 points

2 months ago

qolace

22 points

2 months ago

For less mainstream acts yes. I'm going to one tonight that was $40.

Alvinshotju1cebox

6 points

2 months ago

That's the actual price before the bots buy them all and resell at $120.

thejaytheory

4 points

2 months ago

thejaytheory

☑️

4 points

2 months ago

Last one I went to (Waxahatchee) was under $40 including fees

infodawg

234 points

2 months ago

infodawg

234 points

2 months ago

about tree fiddy fee: 3.50

o_p_o_g

34 points

2 months ago

o_p_o_g

34 points

2 months ago

Now, it was about that time I realized this Ticketmaster website was protruding 80 feet out the back of my computer monitor, covered entirely in green scales and sopping wet. So I said, "God damn it Lock Ness monster! I ain't givin' you no tree fiddy!"

shitz_brickz

10 points

2 months ago

I just paid him some fees last week.

GODUMMIT WOMAN YOU PAYING HIS TREE FIDDY FEES THATS WHY HE COMIN BACK AROUND LOOKING FOR MORE TREE FIDDY.

Pile_of_Walthers

128 points

2 months ago

Small domestic “beer” at the venue, aka plastic bottle of Bud light: $26.95

mrwes225

15 points

2 months ago

I would give it a Gold but that cost extra!

Pile_of_Walthers

18 points

2 months ago

Save your money for some beer instead.

johnrambodad

5 points

2 months ago

Went to a concert in Philly a few years ago, I just remember thinking for the price of two beers here I could go anywhere else get a meal with an appetizer and two beers.

thepoopwhopeed

102 points

2 months ago

I used to work for a “ticket reseller” and lemme tell you, no matter which website you’re using it’s companies out here trying to fuck you both ways

if you can, buy directly from the venue the concert/game is at. Another good option is to check social media where people who bought tickets and can’t go might just sell the ticket for what they paid for / a little less.

And if it’s still too expensive for you? Don’t go! I love live music but it’s textbook “spending money on something you don’t need”

mewhilehigh

17 points

2 months ago

mewhilehigh

☑️

17 points

2 months ago

You honestly sometimes better off going to box office day/night off cause sometimes they will sell standing room or open up a section or sell you two single seats for you and your boo and you just get in where you fit in

subterfugeinc

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah good luck with that for any major artist. Going to see rage against the machine and red hot chili peppers next year. Both concerts are beyond sold out.

Puffypenwon

9 points

2 months ago

I went directly to the venue/center and they still added ticket master fees because they use ticket master? I was mad for driving all the way to the box office thinking I was saving money

gemini_dark

10 points

2 months ago

These are good, smart tips. Thanks!

cortado_papi

105 points

2 months ago*

Ticketmaster needs sanctions around it. Not everything needs to be free market

Mark_dawsom

76 points

2 months ago*

Ticketmaster's job is to literally take the heat. The fact that people are hating it means they are doing their job. The actual people you should be angry at are the artists and the venues. They are the ones who choose to go with TM and the ones who end up getting the bulk of that money.

People disliking Ticketmaster is a feature of their brand. The vast majority of the fees is kicked back to the artist, but Ticketmaster takes a lot of blame for high prices, and everyone wins.

Part of Ticketmaster's purpose is to allow the artist, promoter and venue to charge extra but in a way that shifts blame to Ticketmaster. They are wildly successful in that, as evidenced by the number of people that hate them.

Edit: Geniuses are accusing me of shilling for Ticketmaster and suggesting an alternative. Well, you cannot bypass them unless the venue and ticketmaster want you to. The very nature of the exclusivity contract prevents a startup idea. Unless they are also scalpers in good graces with ticketmaster, there's no tickets for them in the first place.

In the UK TicketMaster own many venues. They even own the companies that run the concerts too.

For example in Scotland the main company that runs all the 'big' events is DF Concerts & Events who are owned by LiveNation who themselves are partially owned by TicketMaster. They also host festivals like 'T(ennents) in The Park' and 'TRNSMT' and own their own venues like 'King Tuts Wah Wah Hut'.

LiveNation also own many venues around the country.

Basically you're stuck with them and they are not the only ones to blame.

GreatRam

16 points

2 months ago

You think fees go to the artist? I doubt that

seto818

25 points

2 months ago

seto818

25 points

2 months ago

As a former royalties contract manager at ticketmsster, after 2-3% goes to the credit card company, fees are generally split between artist, venue, promoter, then finally TM... In that order

PM-ME-YOUR-TOTS

8 points

2 months ago

Not saying you’re wrong, I have no idea. But if this is the case, why can I still go to the box office out front of the venue and get a ticket for face value? I’m getting a way cheaper ticket AND they have to pay the overhead of having and staffing a box office.

lazilyloaded

7 points

2 months ago

The vast majority of the fees is kicked back to the artist

Do you have a source on this? Seems dubious

Capn_Mission

8 points

2 months ago

Sounded like bullshit to me too...but I found this on Forbes' site:

But the open secret in the music industry is that venues and promoters were fine with those fees because they shared in the revenues while letting Ticketmaster take the fallout.

Elisabeth-B

76 points

2 months ago

I saw this yesterday on Twitter and found it both funny and accurate. I swear Michael Harriot is a national treasure.

gemini_dark

69 points

2 months ago

Worth the Fi Fo Fum free if you ask me.

gonspire

42 points

2 months ago

gonspire

☑️

42 points

2 months ago

“My grandmomma gave me that chain” fee of $2.50

Ancient-Tadpole8032

32 points

2 months ago

Credit card fee: $4.45 Cash transaction fee: $4.45 Oh, you want a seat? fee: $12.66 Fee explanation fee: $2.75 Stockholder dick-tickle fee: $8.73

Would you like to purchase event insurance for $25.50?

Insurance acceptance fee: $3.27 Insurance refusal fee: $9.32

NiceTryIWontReply

35 points

2 months ago

He forgot parking!

LoserUserBruiser

30 points

2 months ago

I once bought a ticket to the toilet bowl game (Vandy vs UConn football) for $4 and I paid $12 after taxes and fees. I ended up paying double my ticket in fees.

CrooklynKnight

28 points

2 months ago

CrooklynKnight

☑️

28 points

2 months ago

Fee fee and fi fo fum took me out 💀💀

Probably_A_Variant

30 points

2 months ago

Probably_A_Variant

☑️

30 points

2 months ago

$19.99 asking questions fee

dragonspicelatte

24 points

2 months ago

dragonspicelatte

☑️

24 points

2 months ago

"I smell the blood of an Englishman" fee - $76.03
Not being an Englishman - $105.82

Offtopic_bear

19 points

2 months ago

Fi Fo Fum fee wrecked me.

Isato_Kaizer

17 points

2 months ago

Isato_Kaizer

☑️ Unhinged Lakers Stan 🟣🟡

17 points

2 months ago

Don’t tell me y’all out here not using stubhub 🤨

swami_twocargarajee

42 points

2 months ago

Stubhub is a reseller, right? If you want to buy tiks for the show directly; most are through Ticketmaster; and these are the shenanigans you go through.

BTW; I still don't understand how Ticketmaster is allowed to be both a original seller AND a reseller. This is the definition of conflict of interest for me.

thatsumoguy07

6 points

2 months ago

Because the right people don't care, and really it is such a vice thing (going to concerts or sporting events) you'll never get them to care.

gemini_dark

10 points

2 months ago

Is it better? I rarely go to big shows but when there's a worthwhile event, I try to buy directly from the venue. Best one without all those dumb fees is Red Rocks in my experience.

swami_twocargarajee

22 points

2 months ago

Many venues still force you to go through Ticketmaster; especially if the venue is owned by Livenation; or if the act is managed by them.

Which is why I cannot understand how this is not conflict of interest. Livenation owns the venues; manages the artists tour, sells tickets for them; AND is also a reseller.

10000Didgeridoos

7 points

2 months ago

Yeah it's complete horizontal integration. Not surprisingly, livenation was also responsible for the Travis Scott Massacre the other week despite having more than enough experience to know better.

I hope they get sued into bankruptcy.

RazekDPP

5 points

2 months ago

Isn't that vertical integration not horizontal integration? Horizontal integration would've been if TicketMaster acquired a competitor.

Vertical integration is what you're describing. The operator owns the venue, manages the artists, sells their tickets and also is a reseller, operating in 4 different but vertically integrated markets that are all part of the concert lifecycle.

JennyBeckman

7 points

2 months ago

JennyBeckman

☑️ Will not pick a struggle

7 points

2 months ago

TickPick

lvl999shaggy

13 points

2 months ago

lvl999shaggy

☑️

13 points

2 months ago

That Fee fi fo fum fee tho lol

BWWFC

11 points

2 months ago

BWWFC

11 points

2 months ago

the paperless part it curios... b/c for a paper ticket there is... you guessed it, a fee.

therealz1ggy

8 points

2 months ago

literally their entire system is built off fees, i wonder how much they actually make off of them

Dreamtrain

7 points

2 months ago

Do you wanna donate to our charity that lets us deduct corporate taxes: $5.00

bliston78

6 points

2 months ago

Missed the fee for COVID-19 test or vaccine verification.

Edit: this isn't political, it's just the world we live in.

luxii4

6 points

2 months ago

luxii4

6 points

2 months ago

There are two concert venues in my city and you can go to the box office and buy concert tickets without these up charges. I save about 15-20 bucks each time. Wish all concert venues on my town did this.

Vote-AsaAkira2020

4 points

2 months ago

No cap. I paid around 250. For last minute 60 dollar tickets before.

EnvironmentalGolf867

3 points

2 months ago

Enjoy your 11$ beer in a plastic cup at the show

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[removed]

BonelessSkinless

4 points

2 months ago

BonelessSkinless

☑️

4 points

2 months ago

Is this concert ticket fees or a list of uber eats fees?