Worst Company In America Round One: Sallie Mae Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Round One: Sallie Mae Vs. Ticketmaster

For today’s afternoon bout, two companies that probably avoid walking down dark alleys for fear of being beaten up by angry consumers get a chance to kick each other in the teeth. [More]

Here It Is, Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2012!

Here It Is, Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2012!

Welcome to Consumerist’s 7th Annual Worst Company In America tournament, where the businesses you nominated face off for a title that none of them will publicly admit to wanting — but which all of them try their hardest to earn. So it’s time to fill in the brackets and start another office pool. That is, unless you work at one of the 32 companies competing in the tournament. [More]

Ticketmaster: Two Tickets Per Household Literally Means Two Tickets Bought From Within Your House

Consumerist reader Laura recently went online to buy two pairs of concert tickets, one for herself and a second pair in a different section for her boss and his wife. But when she went to go print out these tickets last week, she found that the second pair had been cancelled several weeks earlier without telling her. [More]

Woman Says Ticketmaster Threatened To Blacklist Her For Contacting American Express

Woman Says Ticketmaster Threatened To Blacklist Her For Contacting American Express

With the clock ticking down until we open the floor up to Worst Company In America nominations, perennial Final Four contender Ticketmaster is here to remind everyone why they belong in the tournament. [More]

When You Buy A Paperless Ticket To An Event, Do You Actually Own It?

When You Buy A Paperless Ticket To An Event, Do You Actually Own It?

Consumers might be laboring under a misapprehension when it comes to reselling tickets to games, concerts and other live fare. One might think that purchasing a ticket would equal the right to do whatever you want with it, barring the practice of scalping. Maybe not. [More]

You Could Score $1.50 As Part Of Class Action Suit Against Ticketmaster

You Could Score $1.50 As Part Of Class Action Suit Against Ticketmaster

Start greasing up your piggy bank, Ticketmaster users! If you bought tickets from the online behemoth between October 21, 1999 and October 19, 2011, you could be entitled to anywhere from $1.50 to $25.50 as part of a settlement in a class action suit. [More]

Ticketmaster Promises To Restore Lost Radiohead Tickets, But Doesn't

Ticketmaster Promises To Restore Lost Radiohead Tickets, But Doesn't

Tonight and tomorrow night, Radiohead, a band from England that you may have heard of, is playing two shows at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. The show was announced only a few weeks ago, and tickets went on sale Monday. Through Ticketmaster. Yes, this ends about as well for reader Kelsey as you would expect. [More]

Ticketmaster Makes Deal With Walmart, Devil Confused As To
Whose Soul To Collect First

Ticketmaster Makes Deal With Walmart, Devil Confused As To Whose Soul To Collect First

Earlier today the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced a deal with the nation’s least essential company, Ticketmaster, to sell overpriced tickets via in-store video screens at hundreds of Walmarts around the country. [More]

Ticketmaster To Lower Admission Prices On Poor-Selling Events

Ticketmaster To Lower Admission Prices On Poor-Selling Events

If no one’s buying tickets to events later this year, Ticketmaster will start to lower the price of admission as the date draws nearer. The concept, which it’s calling “dynamic pricing,” will punish early buyers and reward those who hold out until the days before a slow-selling event takes place. On the other hand, if ticket sales start speeding back up, Ticketmaster could raise the prices. [More]

Worst Company In America Final Four: Bank Of America Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Final Four: Bank Of America Vs. Ticketmaster

This year’s WCIA Final Four kicks off with a rematch of the closest fight from last year’s tournament. [More]

Here They Are: Your Worst Company In America Final Four!

Here They Are: Your Worst Company In America Final Four!

Thirty-two entered. Four remain. And in the end, there can be only one. [More]

Worst Company In America Elite 8: Ticketmaster Vs. Chase

Worst Company In America Elite 8: Ticketmaster Vs. Chase

The fisticuffs continue with today’s battle between last year’s runner-up and a surging contender with promise for future tournaments. [More]

Say Hello To Your Worst Company In America Elite 8!

Say Hello To Your Worst Company In America Elite 8!

Two rounds of WCIA bloodshed are in the book and the beaten bodies of 24 multi-billion dollar companies are being hauled off to be burned on a pyre. But for those businesses left standing — let’s call them the Elite 8 — the parade of pain marches on. [More]

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Ticketmaster Vs. Sony

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Ticketmaster Vs. Sony

We were going to buy tickets to this Sweet 16 battle, but Ticketmaster tried to charge us twice the face value for printing the tickets at home. And then we looked into watching the online stream, except our computer won’t work properly since Sony’s copy-protection software exposed it to malware. [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Sweet 16!

After eight days and 16 first round battles, the WCIA steel cage is littered with the bones of those companies not crappy enough to continue on in the tournament. But the thrill of victory is fleeting for the remaining combatants, all of whom must square off again if they hope of crowning themselves the Worst Company In America! [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: Ticketmaster Vs. PayPal

Worst Company In America Round One: Ticketmaster Vs. PayPal

Like having to choose between a punch in the face or a kick in the gut, there are no good guys in today’s early WCIA bout! [More]

Here's Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2011!

Here's Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2011!

For the sixth year in a row, we asked Consumerist readers to send us their nominations for our Worst Company In America tournament. And this year’s response was the greatest by far. [More]

Ticketmaster Charges $327.50 In Fees For One Florence And The Machine Ticket?

Ticketmaster Charges $327.50 In Fees For One Florence And The Machine Ticket?

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! [More]