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parkervb

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Ticketbastard at it again
« on: Sep 19, 2018, 10:11 AM »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/a-public-relations-nightmare-ticketmaster-recruits-pros-for-secret-scalper-program-1.4828535

"Ticketmaster has developed a professional reseller program and within the past year launched TradeDesk, a web-based inventory management system for scalpers. The company touts it as 'The most powerful ticket sales tool. Ever'"

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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Company representatives told them Ticketmaster's resale division turns a blind eye to scalpers who use ticket-buying bots and fake identities to snatch up tickets and then resell them on the site for inflated prices. Those pricey resale tickets include extra fees for Ticketmaster.

"I have brokers that have literally a couple of hundred accounts," one sales representative said. "It's not something that we look at or report."
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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #2 on: Sep 19, 2018, 12:47 PM »
How frustrating is this? How I miss the days when you had to go stand in line at your local Ticketmaster outlet to get tickets. Sure it took time out of your life, but you were in line with like minded individuals and having actual real human interactions, but I digress. :grin:
I guess until people just quit using Ticketmaster their gonna figure a way to rip us off. They have a monopoly on selling tickets and thus they can do what they want. :angry:
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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #3 on: Sep 19, 2018, 02:34 PM »
I think I remember Pearl Jam trying some sort of Ticketmaster boycott in the past.  If they couldn't get it done, not sure what it will take.
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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2018, 03:26 PM »
Thanks parkervb and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Anyone remember when congress took this on? 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/business/media/ticket-scalping-bots-act.html
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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #5 on: Sep 19, 2018, 07:25 PM »
How frustrating is this? How I miss the days when you had to go stand in line at your local Ticketmaster outlet to get tickets. Sure it took time out of your life, but you were in line with like minded individuals and having actual real human interactions, but I digress. :grin:
I guess until people just quit using Ticketmaster their gonna figure a way to rip us off. They have a monopoly on selling tickets and thus they can do what they want. :angry:

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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #7 on: Sep 20, 2018, 01:57 PM »
I think I remember Pearl Jam trying some sort of Ticketmaster boycott in the past.  If they couldn't get it done, not sure what it will take.

If other bands stepped up and helped Pearl Jam, then it's possible things could have improved.  Some bands (I think R.E.M. and Neil Young) vocally supported PJ but didn't boycott or do anything drastic.

PJ's boycott led to them playing far less shows and plenty of difficulties with their '95 tour.

What PJ's actions did was really lead to the way tickets are currently priced with different line items so that people can see all the various fees added to the cost of the actual ticket.

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 20, 2018, 02:16 PM »
I think small independent ticket sales companies should try to grow and get their name out there a little better (as long as they don't try to be like Ticketmaster or Live Nation).

I've purchased plenty of tickets to shows around where I live from the following sales organizations:

Ticketfly
https://www.ticketfly.com/

Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/l/sell-tickets/?ref=sem0brd0msn0usa0ppca0brand&kw=eventbrite%20tickets%20br&cr=12752523231&mkwid=&pcrid=12752523231&pkw=eventbrite%20tickets&pmt=e&msclkid=b678ae92582613012323f531bba9a416&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing_US_Search_Core_Brand_Alpha_AllDevice_English&utm_term=eventbrite%20tickets&utm_content=eventbrite%20tickets

Brown Paper Tickets
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/

… and even one specifically for Louisville called Louisville Tickets.
https://louisvilletickets.com/

… or just sell tickets directly from the individual venue sites or from the bands/acts.

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Re: Ticketbastard at it again
« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Ticketmaster's response, a joke. I'm with you Mr. White use any means possible to avoid both Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/ticketmaster-scalping-response/?mc_cid=ac0a68109f&mc_eid=a421d585b7

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