SeaWorld Edges Out Ticketmaster, Joins Walmart In Worst Company Quarterfinals!

SeaWorld Edges Out Ticketmaster, Joins Walmart In Worst Company Quarterfinals!

Round Two action continued today, with two Worst Company tournament newcomers each taking on established WCIA vets. In the end, one of those freshmen fighters was sent packing, while the other managed to eke out a victory against a company who has left such an indelible mark on the tournament’s history that it belongs in the WCIA Runner-Up Hall of Something That Rhymes With Fame But Means The Opposite. [More]

Facebook Gets The Thumbs-Up From Haters, Takes Final Spot In Worst Company Not-So-Sweet 16

Facebook Gets The Thumbs-Up From Haters, Takes Final Spot In Worst Company Not-So-Sweet 16

After more than a week of bloodshed, half of the contenders that dared to dip their toes into the Worst Company wading pool (stocked with laser-equipped piranha and some ill-tempered guppies) have been carried out in Consumerist-branded body bags. The 16 fighters that remain are bruised, but not broken, and one of them will soon be crowned with the coveted Golden Poo. [More]

EA’s Worst Company In America Reign Comes To An End With Loss To Time Warner Cable

EA’s Worst Company In America Reign Comes To An End With Loss To Time Warner Cable

Video game giant Electronic Arts stepped into the Worst Company In America nonagon of unpleasantness this morning crowned with two Golden Poos and with the confidence that the tournament’s only two-time winner deserves. But in the end, it wasn’t EA that was carried out of the arena in victory — it was Time Warner Cable. [More]

See that face? That's the same one I made when I heard these tickets sold out in 15 minutes.

Scalpers Asking Median Price Of $220 To See Game Of Thrones A Couple Weeks Early

Yesterday morning, thousands of Game of Thrones fans hopped onto the Ticketmaster website promptly at 10 a.m. ET in the hopes of getting some of the 7,000 fifteen dollar tickets to see the season premiere of the HBO show on March 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Within minutes, they were sold out and hundreds of them quickly went on sale via Stubhub and elsewhere. [More]

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Next Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will travel north to Seattle to face the Seahawks for a spot in the Super Bowl, while the New England Patriots fly west to Denver for a showdown with the Broncos. But if hometown fans of the two visiting teams want to get tickets for either of these games, they’ll have to get them on the secondary market. [More]

To buy or not to buy?

New Ticketmaster Tool Will Let You See How High Ticket Prices Have Been Jacked Up

Dare you hope that there are any seats left in a section not inclined to causing nose bleeds or severe wallet hemorrhages? With Ticketmaster’s new resale system TM+, now you’ll know without a doubt for some events that yes, resale prices have skyrocketed and/or you will be banished to the outer reaches of the arena, so you can pack your plastic bags accordingly. [More]

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Let’s Hope Ticketmaster Exec Doesn’t Bring Extra Fees To Work With Him At Twitter

At least we can (hopefully) count on former Ticketmaster President Nathan Hubbard to eschew confusing CAPTCHAs at his new job as Twitter’s first head of commerce, but let’s all cross our fingers that he doesn’t bring Ticketmasterlike fees with him to work. Because those are the worst. Twitter has hired him in a push to allow users to shop within tweets on the social media site. [More]

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Exclusions To Event Ticket Insurance Show It’s Not Worth It If You’re A Pregnant Airplane Pilot

We recently heard about a woman who’d purchased insurance on her airline ticket, only to have to resort to a public shaming of the company behind it, Allianz, for her $451 refund when she canceled her trip for health reasons. Which begs the question: What about other kinds of ticket insurance — are they worth it or will you just end up battling an insurance company when it comes time to claim a refund? [More]

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Ticketmaster Settles $23M Lawsuit Over Rewards Program That Didn’t Give Out Any Rewards

Ticketmaster is now set to pay for its five-year Entertainment Rewards biff, after customers complained that they signed up for the program without realizing it’d cost $9 a month, and never actually got any rewards for doing so. A U.S. District Court judge has approved up to $23 million in payouts as part of settlement over a lawsuit that said not only did customers come up empty-handed, they didn’t even know there were fees associated with enrolling in the program. [More]

Congrats Comcast, You’re Only The Third-Worst Company In America This Year

Congrats Comcast, You’re Only The Third-Worst Company In America This Year


Though it didn’t get the attention of this year’s title match, yesterday saw another Worst Company In America bout for third-place bragging rights between tournament also-rans Comcast and Ticketmaster. In the end, Comcast managed to beat out Ticketmaster and collect its first Bronze Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Consolation Round: Comcast Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Consolation Round: Comcast Vs. Ticketmaster

Because we want to make sure that the worst companies in America get as much recognition as possible, for the second year in a row, we’re allowing the losers of the WCIA semifinal matches one last chance to take home a trophy to impress the parents. [More]

Worst Company In America Semifinals: EA Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Semifinals: EA Vs. Ticketmaster


The last duel before the WCIA Final Fracas of Fury features the reigning tournament champ squaring off against a longtime contender with dreams of Golden Poo glory in its head. [More]

Meet The Final 4 Contenders For Worst Company In America 2013

Meet The Final 4 Contenders For Worst Company In America 2013


After more than two weeks of dismemberment, disembowelment, and all-around good family fun, this year’s Worst Company In America tournament nears its finale, with only four contenders remaining with a chance at claiming the ultimate victory and clutching the Golden Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival


It’s a battle of buzzkills, as two companies that seem intent on spoiling your good time square off for a shot at the WCIA semifinals. [More]

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

The madness of March, when 32 bad businesses began pummeling each other mercilessly in an orgy of blood and denied extended warranties, has been refined and honed into the brutal fiery fury of April, as only eight names cling tenuously to their claim to be the Worst Company In America. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 2: Sallie Mae Vs. Ticketmaster

Worst Company In America Round 2: Sallie Mae Vs. Ticketmaster


No better way to ruin a good Friday afternoon than to bring up two companies people simply hate giving their money to. Thankfully, only one of these bad businesses will survive. [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Last week, 32 terrible titans of industry stepped on to the blood-stained mat of WCIA Death-and-Dismemberment Arena, but only 16 remain in this bestial battle royale to take home the treasured Golden Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 1: Ticketmaster Vs. Equifax

Worst Company In America Round 1: Ticketmaster Vs. Equifax


It’s another glorious day of carnage in the WCIA mosh pit, as a perennial Golden Poo also-ran takes on an unseasoned newbie in a battle to the last breath. [More]