How To Avoid Getting Duped When Buying Tickets Online

How To Avoid Getting Duped When Buying Tickets Online

Purchasing tickets to see your favorite musician in concert or to cheer on the hometown team should be a relatively pain-free, if not exciting, experience. But with the onset of new technology and less-than-truthful resellers, a shadow of deception can cloud consumers’ ticket buying decisions. [More]

Using Your Phone As A GPS Is Awesome Until You Get A Distracted Driving Ticket

Using Your Phone As A GPS Is Awesome Until You Get A Distracted Driving Ticket

Smartphone GPS apps are extremely useful tools for people who want real-time traffic information and/or you don’t want to drag around a separate GPS unit. Yet motorists should be careful: even if they’re just choosing a different route or reporting a construction zone, they can get in serious trouble for simply holding a phone in their hands. [More]

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Cops To Issue Traffic Citations Via Email For Safety’s Sake

It’s dangerous out there on the highways and byways of America for a police officer issuing a traffic ticket. Handing out those tickets means leaving the relative safety of the car and walking over to talk to drivers, a risk one Oklahoma lawmaker thinks could be avoided with electronic citations. [More]

Should Season Ticket Holder Seniority Be A Factor In Super Bowl Lotteries?

Should Season Ticket Holder Seniority Be A Factor In Super Bowl Lotteries?

For many sports fans, having season tickets is like a marriage. It’s expensive in the beginning and maybe gets even pricier, but you know when you commit at the start that it’s a relationship meant to last a long time. And heck, maybe you’ll get to go the Super Bowl if you put enough time in and stay loyal. The marriage metaphor falls apart there, but that’s how one disappointed family felt after 50 years of having season tickets. [More]

StubHub Announces New “All-In” Pricing: The Listed Ticket Price You See Is What You’ll Pay

StubHub Announces New “All-In” Pricing: The Listed Ticket Price You See Is What You’ll Pay

Remember how Ticketmaster promised it was going to be all upfront and transparent about which service fees and charges you’d be paying on tickets, but then sort of dropped the ball? It’s now StubHub’s turn to promise more transparency, with its new “All-in” ticket pricing announcement today. It basically promises that the price you see for a listed ticket is the total price you’ll end up paying at checkout. [More]

StubHub Cancels $6 World Series Ticket, Ends Up Giving The Guy A Seat Anyway

StubHub Cancels $6 World Series Ticket, Ends Up Giving The Guy A Seat Anyway

Yesterday baseball fans were probably super jealous of the lucky guy who snagged a $6 ticket to Game 1 of the World Series in Boston on StubHub — half in fees, half the listed price for the ticket — but it seems whoever sold the ticket wasn’t too pleased about it. According to the buyer, StubHub yanked the ticket, citing it as a “fraudulent purchase.” [More]

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Lucky Guy Is Probably The Only Person Going To Game 1 Of The World Series For $6

On the one hand, it’s pretty darn awesome and amazing that a guy was able to buy a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series for only $6 on StubHub. But it’s also a bit sad for whoever listed that ticket, as it was probably — okay, most definitely — a mistake. [More]

Angry Mom Punishes Daughters, Makes Profit, By Auctioning Off Their One Direction Tickets

Angry Mom Punishes Daughters, Makes Profit, By Auctioning Off Their One Direction Tickets

I’m not a parent, but I do remember being a horrible teenager and occasionally being yelled at by my much put-upon mother. Like most parents, there were times when she took items and privileges away from me as punishment, but I don’t think she ever made a hefty profit off me by selling anything — and venting angrily — on eBay. [More]

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NYC Theatergoers Will Be Able To Skip Long Lines With New TKTS Fast Pass

Anyone who’s ever tried to get a ticket to a Broadway show in New York City knows it can be a daunting task — especially for the super popular musicals. But those in the know have come to love the TKTS booth, where theatergoers can score same-day deals on tickets. It’s now going to get even better for lovers of the Great White Way: The nonprofit that runs the booth is introducing a new Fast Pass in celebration of TKTS’ 40th birthday. [More]

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Beware Of Expensive Venue-Specific Add-Ons When Buying Tickets Online

Consumerist reader Ben recently went on Ticketmaster to buy six tickets to catch the Book of Mormon at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. The tickets alone were pricey enough (around $90/each) and of course there were more than $10/ticket in fees. But when he looked at the receipt, he saw he’d been hit with another $245.10 above what he’d expected to pay. [More]

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Ticketmaster CEO Takes Pity On 49ers Fans Who Fell Victim To Super Bowl Ticket Craigslist Scam

We’ve warned readers many times about the dangers of Craigslist or other online scams, especially in the weeks leading up to big events like the Super Bowl, but for one couple and their family, paying $5,900 for tickets to the game made it seem like a legit deal. Oh, but it wasn’t. And while their story has a happy ending (spoiler alert), there are many scamees who aren’t so lucky. [More]

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With Average Prices Of $3K Already, So Begins The 2013 Super Bowl Ticket Frenzy

Hurray! Your team won the AFC or the NFC championships, congratulations and no the rest of us aren’t bitter that Aaron Rodgers isn’t in the Super Bowl*. If you’ve had your heart set on rooting on either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers in the big game, we hope you’ve been saving up. Ticket prices are already going for an average of about $3,195.14. [More]

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A Reminder: Clicking The First Link You See In Google Isn’t Always Such A Great Idea

Theatregoers, beware. Well, actually, people who are out to buy much of anything, beware. Just typing what you’re looking for into Google and clicking on the first link you see can lead to a world of trouble. Or at least a world of overpayment. That’s what Doug learned when he went to surprise his wife with tickets to the musical version of her favorite movie. He clicked on one of the top links, which he didn’t realize were sponsored ones. [More]

Greyhound Has A Strange Understanding Of The Word 'Refundable'

Greyhound Has A Strange Understanding Of The Word 'Refundable'

Noa bought Greyhound tickets that were sold as refundable. Unfortunately, the bus line was using some other, little-known sense of the word “refundable” that actually means “we will charge you extra for a refund, but not actually grant a refund if this route is discontinued.” It didn’t make a whole lot more sense to Noa, either. [More]

No Car Will Escape This "Future Now" Speed Cam

No Car Will Escape This "Future Now" Speed Cam

Most photo radar systems can’t keep track of more than one car at a time. But the descriptively-named “Cordon multi-target Photo Radar System” can. If these bad boys get deployed across America, people who pride themselves on their speeding skills better cool their jets. [More]

Vegas Dismisses $896 Ticket They Gave Car Parked In New York

Vegas Dismisses $896 Ticket They Gave Car Parked In New York

Sometimes it just takes a little followup. That’s what got a $896 ticket vaporized that the city of Las Vegas had erroneously slapped on Charlotte’s car while it was 2,000 miles away in New York state. [More]

Car Racks Up $896.80 Vegas Parking Ticket While Sitting In New York

Car Racks Up $896.80 Vegas Parking Ticket While Sitting In New York

Charlotte is bewildered as to how her Camry somehow got a for $896.80 ticket for parking in a handicapped spot in Las Vegas while it was sitting happily in New York State. Had her car been secretly running out of town to go galavant around Sin City behind her back? [More]

Bronx DA Seeks To Indict 17 Cops In Massive Ticket Fixing Scandal

Bronx DA Seeks To Indict 17 Cops In Massive Ticket Fixing Scandal

A two-year investigation into ticket fixing, where cops agree to make tickets disappear in exchange for bribes, gifts and favors, is expected to result in the indictment of 17 NYPD cops. [More]