Ticketmaster is known for getting away with charging high service fees for its tickets thanks to its effective monopoly over the concert business, but reader Mark noticed a fee that really takes the cake — and smashes it! Right now a ticket for a Florence and the Machine show is showing up as having $327.50 in fees. Talk about a kiss with a fist!
Now, the tickets can’t actually be bought so no one is getting hurt, but you’ve got to wonder: typo or business model being taken to its logical conclusion?
UPDATE: It’s already fixed and the fee is now a more reasonable $5. In other news, Ticketmaster reads Consumerist!
UPDATE 2: Now it’s $12. Guess I shouldn’t have called their fee reasonable.
“Tickets aren’t even on sale yet,” said a Ticketmaster spokesperson when reached for comment. “They’re setting up the event right now.”
Florence and the Machine [Ticketmaster]