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ticketmaster de-preciation thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by beardo, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. beardo

    beardo Guest


    New World In Concert Tickets
    Sept. 1, 2003

    (CBS) Waiting in line won't help you.

    Keeping an ear to the ground, checking out Web sites and other news about your favorite musicians might still be of some use.

    But in the end, for many concerts, it may soon be true that only cold cash - and plenty of it - will get you the hot tickets you are seeking.

    According to the New York Times, Ticketmaster plans later this year to begin auctioning off the best concert seats to the highest online bidders.

    The paper says there would be no limit on how high prices could go - it would be simply a matter of how much people were willing to pay.

    There is no indication at this point on whether Ticketmaster plans to have any rules to keep ticket brokers or scalpers out of the auction, or would allow all comers - individuals and businesses - to compete on the same basis.

    "The band's biggest fans ought to have the best seats, not the band's richest fans," Tim Todd, 47, a Phish fan in Kansas City, told the Times.

    An industry analyst is quoted as saying that prime seats at the hottest concerts are "undervalued in the marketplace" and auctions are likely to push prices up as a whole.

    Tickets have long been resold in auction settings - particularly on eBay, which does a heavy volume in tickets of all kinds.

    But in many states, the resale of concert tickets is subject to strict rules meant to protect consumers and give the small scale fan a chance to buy tickets for their favorite event.

    Ticketmaster's plan, by contrast, involves the first time sale of tickets and does not appear to be subject to anti-scalper rules.

    "The tickets are worth what they're worth," said Ticketmaster CEO and president John Pleasants, in an interview with the Times. "If somebody wants to charge $50 for a ticket, but it's actually worth $1,000 on eBay, the ticket's worth $1,000. I think more and more, our clients - the promoters, the clients in the buildings and the bands themselves - are saying to themselves 'Maybe that money should be coming to me instead of Bob the Broker.' "
  2. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    anyone wanna help me blow up ticketmaster headquarters?
  3. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    not suprised they got a phish fan in the article.

    so beards... you still off the phish?
  4. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    Wack as fuck.
  5. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    ive already hated ticketmaster. i dont see how my ordering a 20 dollar ticket online can even come CLOSE to incurring a service fee of 18 dollars. are they for real?

    seriously. a big FUCK YOU to ticketmaster.
  6. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    that is insanity.

    why did they even mention the guy was a phish fan? maybe to try to make him lose some credibility (no offense to phish, but im pretty sure everyone knows what im talking about).
  7. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Didn't Pearl Jam attempt to put on a tour without the use of Ticketmaster? How did that come out? And if it was successful, why don't other artists do the same thing? Smart may be able to shed some light on this issue for me.
  8. BigOatser

    BigOatser Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003 Messages: 2,097 Likes Received: 0
    good thing all of the shows I go to are far from worth a G.
  9. beardo

    beardo Guest

    actually, probably the exact opposite, to lend credibility. phish being a long time top grossing live act. ack like you know sucka.
  10. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    I was thinking the same thing when my $14 mars volta ticket i ordered the other day came out being about $25. Such bullshit.
  11. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    I think more and more, our clients - the promoters, the clients in the buildings and the bands themselves - are saying to themselves 'Maybe that money should be coming to me instead of staying in the pockets of people that love our music...cause frankly, fuck them niggas, man! I gotta get that money, dog.'
  12. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    fuck bob the broker and his 1000 dollar tickets

    thats as far as i read :eek:
  13. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
    most concerts i go to i sneak in some way or another the

    the funniest was the other night at "the glacier" i told this girl that i could get her in for 15 dollars (tickets at the door were $45) she was like ok so she followed me and we snuck in, then she goes to me "didnt we just sneak in?" and i was like hell no didnt you see me waving to the bouncer and he gave me a nod? she was like ahhhh cool.

    $15 got me and two other homies a 390ml bottle of water each. woohoo!
  14. diggity

    diggity Guest

    Thats fucking savage, good thing i hate concerts anyway, but still its robbery, proves once again dedication means nothing, money means everything.
  15. beardo

    beardo Guest

    youre out of the will