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New Circle In Hell Opens Up For Scalpers Selling $60K Tickets To Sandy Benefit Concert

You want to go see the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Billy Joel and more? Sure you do, so do I. But to the scalpers that are trying to turn a profit by reselling tickets to a star-studded benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, I have one thing to say to you: You are slime. [More]

LCD Soundsystem Fights Back Against Scalpers By Adding More
Shows In NYC

LCD Soundsystem Fights Back Against Scalpers By Adding More Shows In NYC

You’re not the only one who hates scalpers who drive up the price of tickets from say, $50 to $500 — even the bands with the show in question get ticked off, as is the case with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. [More]

Apple Bans Man From Ever Buying Another iPad

Apple Bans Man From Ever Buying Another iPad

Apple has banned a blogger from buying any more iPads. Ever. Like, for the rest of his life, he is not allowed to buy a single one. He will die an old man, still clutching the same iPad, forbidden from ever upgrading. Porkay? [More]

Ticketmaster Agrees To Only Sell Tickets It Has

Ticketmaster Agrees To Only Sell Tickets It Has

Ticketmaster has settled with the FTC over charges that it used “deceptive bait-and-switch” tactics when selling concert tickets, reports the Los Angeles Times. As usual for this kind of settlement, Ticketmaster admits no wrongdoing. For instance, the FTC noted that in one case “the same set of 38 tickets for the Springsteen concert in Washington were sold and resold 1,600 times,” and Ticketmaster waited as long as three months to let affected customers know, which is a clear example of not doing anything wrong. [More]

Whoops, You Paid $1,200 For Crappy Obstructed View Yankee Tickets

Whoops, You Paid $1,200 For Crappy Obstructed View Yankee Tickets

Thinking of buying some “secondary market” tickets? Well, you might want to do a little research before you open your wallet, according to the New York Times. Apparently, the new Yankee Stadium has some seats that are so godawful that they only cost $5 — unless you buy them from a scalper who charges you hundreds.

Ticketmaster Agrees To Stop Linking To TicketsNow

Ticketmaster Agrees To Stop Linking To TicketsNow

When the recent Bruce Springsteen ticket sales event blew up in Ticketmaster’s stupid face, it brought down the wrath of New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram. Now Ticketmaster and New Jersey have reached a settlement that will change how the company conducts business across the U.S. Here’s what will change:

Ticketmaster Redirects Woman To TicketsNow, Sells Tickets That Don't Exist For Over $800

Ticketmaster Redirects Woman To TicketsNow, Sells Tickets That Don't Exist For Over $800

Will the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger be good for customers? Why of course it will! Just take a look at this awesome purchasing experience Ticketmaster managed to provide recently:

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Are you a New Jersey resident who was screwed out of Springsteen tickets by the Ticketmaster/TicketsNow “technical glitch”? The state’s Division of Consumer Affairs would like to hear from you. There’s a small box on the lower right corner of the home page that will take you to a complaint form. [NJ Consumer Affairs via MetsPolice]

Congressman Wants Ticketmaster Investigated For 'TicketsNow' Website

Congressman Wants Ticketmaster Investigated For 'TicketsNow' Website

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D) of New Jersey has asked the FTC and the Justice Department to investigate the relationship between Ticketmaster and its reseller website, TicketsNow, after consumers who tried to buy Bruce Springsteen tickets encountered technical problems that prevented purchase, and were then redirected to TicketsNow where prices were “hundreds of dollars above face value” (actually, more like “thousands of dollars,” based on our check just a few minutes ago).

Wanna See The Red Sox Play The Reds? You Must Also Buy Tickets To Three Other Games

Wanna See The Red Sox Play The Reds? You Must Also Buy Tickets To Three Other Games

A Bostonian now living in Cincinnati, reader Patrick was excited to see that this year’s Major League Baseball schedule includes a Red Sox at Reds series. He went to the Reds’ ticket website to buy tickets for his family, friends, and himself. That’s where things got ridiculous.

Round 3: Ticketmaster vs Wachovia

Round 3: Ticketmaster vs Wachovia

This is round 3 in our Worst Company In America contest, Ticketmaster vs. Wachovia. Their crimes?

StubHub Releases Names Of 13,000 Ticket Resellers To Patriots

StubHub Releases Names Of 13,000 Ticket Resellers To Patriots

The New England Patriots last week received the names of 13,000 people who bought or sold Pats tickets through StubHub. Season ticket holders are rightly concerned that the Pats may now revoke the subscriptions of those who circumvented the Pats’ own Ticketmaster-run system.

StubHub Becomes Official Scalper Of Major League Baseball

StubHub Becomes Official Scalper Of Major League Baseball

Private ticket sales will emerge from the shadows under a five year agreement signed by Major League Baseball that will make StubHub the only official site where fans can buy and sell baseball tickets amongst themselves. 25 of the 30 MLB teams already run secondary ticket trading sites, but starting in 2008, they will consolidate under a StubHub-run, MLB-branded site. Some teams are less than excited.

Wolfmother Won’t Rock, But Live Nation Will Refund

Wolfmother Won’t Rock, But Live Nation Will Refund

We know it’s more fun for us to drop companies, Vlad Tsepes-like, upon a sharpened pole. Watch ‘em squirm. But we’re compelled to recognize good customer service, if only to prove that we are not wholly sadistic overlords.

StubHub? StubHorror.

StubHub? StubHorror.

Even in the wonderful world of internet scalpers, StubHub manages to take a truly horrific chunk of flesh with you when they fleece you.