Avoiding Ticketmaster service charge

Discussion in 'Consumer Issues and Rights' started by collieb, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. collieb

    collieb Frequent Poster

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    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?
     
  2. momomo

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    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
     
  3. collieb

    collieb Frequent Poster

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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 :mad:
     
  4. momomo

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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.:(
     
  5. DirtyH2O

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    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.
     
  6. john m

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    Go to a music shop which is a ticketmaster agent, they only charge 1 booking fee per transaction.
     
  7. Helen

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    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.
     
  8. Cahir

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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.
     
  9. momomo

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    6.35 service charge!!!! per ticket for the who
    :mad:
     
  10. niceoneted

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    The Who!!!
     
  11. Guest109

    Guest109 Guest

    well its just another rip off, only way to beat it is a mass boycott of all these events
     
  12. qingdao

    qingdao Registered User

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    Clubman....someone said rip off
     
  13. ClubMan

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    Yawn ... ZZZZzzzz..... :(
     
  14. liamrabbitt

    liamrabbitt Guest

    What do we want ?

    How would a charge of 3% per transaction + €1 per ticket sound sound ?
     
  15. daveyboy

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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!
     
  16. z101

    z101 Guest

    Pearl Jam Rock!!

    Who said the Who were playing??
     
  17. mathepac

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    Wake up and smell the spam guys - a 3 year-old thread re-opened by a would-be advertiser.
     
  18. Locke

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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.
     
  19. dereko1969

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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.
     
  20. Locke

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    Thanks dereko1969, will give them a try!