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Old 05-12-2006, 01:13 PM
collieb collieb is offline
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Default Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

Hi,

I want to book four tickets to a concert on in the national stadium. The tickets cost 30.70 but ticketmaster website charges 3.85 extra per ticket as a service charge - almost 16 euro altogther which is a bit steep IMO!! Anyone any idea how I can get around paying this - or is it possible?
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

if you book directly with the national stadium, you shouldnt have the same service charge.
I always book directly at the book office in the gaiety and dont pay any service charges then
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:34 PM
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Thanks Momomo,

Just tried that but they say only ticketmaster sell them. Aaagh, it just kills me to fork out that extra few euro
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:38 PM
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if you think the irish service charges are bad, you should look at trying to book a ticket for anything in the US. The charge you convience charge (!) which was about 5dollars per ticket, plus they charge you for collecting the tickets, and a service charge. We worked it out as buying 3tickets instead of 2 really. annoying really.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

Try SoundCellar on Nassau Street - they charge one euro service charge and stock most concert tickets.
You've not mentioned it but Ticketmaster have a credit card charge as well. Our own persona ticketmaster aka government have a 25% VAT charge hidden in there somewhere as well.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

Go to a music shop which is a ticketmaster agent, they only charge 1 booking fee per transaction.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

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Go to a music shop which is a ticketmaster agent, they only charge 1 booking fee per transaction.
True - I bought tickets from the ticketmaster outlet in Stephens green and there was no booking fee, when on the net it was 3.85 per ticket. I also paid by laser to avoid the credit card charge - can't remember what it was.
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:30 PM
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It seems as though the ticketmaster policy has changed. I just bought 3 tickets with cash from the ticketmaster outlet in Stephens Green and I was charged an extra €7.20, i.e. €2.40 per ticket. I asked when they changed the policy but the bloke just grunted. He also short changed me and tutted when I asked for the correct change.
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Old 16-02-2007, 12:00 PM
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6.35 service charge!!!! per ticket for the who
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:09 PM
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The Who!!!
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:26 PM
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well its just another rip off, only way to beat it is a mass boycott of all these events
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:35 PM
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Clubman....someone said rip off
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Old 16-02-2007, 03:29 PM
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Yawn ... ZZZZzzzz.....
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:13 AM
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How would a charge of 3% per transaction + 1 per ticket sound sound ?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:14 PM
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didn't pearl jam try to do a tour in th us without using ticketmaster and then took some kind of high profile moral crusade that resulted in them appearing before a senate committee or something.....crap music but good principles!
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:46 PM
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Pearl Jam Rock!!

Who said the Who were playing??
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:58 PM
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Wake up and smell the spam guys - a 3 year-old thread re-opened by a would-be advertiser.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:54 AM
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Posting here as I didn't want to start a new thread on it.

Went to book Christy Moore tickets online with trickymaster.

€6.20 service charge per ticket!

Shocking. Tickets €49.50. Daylight robbery. Didn't book them, going to head up to Jervis and check the stalls there. Don't think the charge is applied there.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:27 PM
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Go to Sound Cellar on Nassau Street first and pay cash, only €1 extra per ticket. Ring in advance to check they have them.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:06 PM
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Thanks dereko1969, will give them a try!
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