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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]

How A Travel Hacker Buys An Airplane Ticket

How A Travel Hacker Buys An Airplane Ticket

Nomadic Matt is essentially a professional world traveler, having quit his job in 2006 to pursue his love of trekking all around the globe. He shares his tips and the pricematching steps he takes before he books any ticket. [More]

Ignoring Police Protests, Philly Tickets Good Samaritan

Ignoring Police Protests, Philly Tickets Good Samaritan

No good deed goes unpunished. [More]

Poor Attendance And Online Ticket Sales Are A Baseball Fan's Dream

Poor Attendance And Online Ticket Sales Are A Baseball Fan's Dream

Major League Baseball teams can try to raise their ticket prices to increase revenue, but supply and demand ultimately determine their prices. Seas of empty seats at baseball games and stockpiles of marked-down tickets available on sites such as StubHub can make for ridiculously cheap tickets, especially in cities with bad teams. [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]

Kansas Couple Convicted Of Ticket Scam, Sentenced To Prison

Kansas Couple Convicted Of Ticket Scam, Sentenced To Prison

A University of Kansas ticket official and her husband were convicted of aiding a $2 million illegal ticket ring in which they admitting to stealing and selling basketball and football tickets. [More]

How Does A $25 Traffic Ticket Become A $911 Ticket?

How Does A $25 Traffic Ticket Become A $911 Ticket?

When you receive a parking or traffic ticket, don’t forget about it. In this time of widespread budget crisis at all levels of government, they’re apparently not messing around. Brent received a ticket from a California Highway Patrol officer for not changing the address on his driver’s license. He made the change, but forgot to send the ticket back. In just a few months, his $25 fine somehow turned into a $911 fine. Wait, what? [More]

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Super Bowl
Tickets

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Super Bowl Tickets

The Better Business Bureau sent out an alert to warn fans about Super Bowl ticket cons. The advice is geared specifically toward Sunday’s big game, but rings true for most sporting events: [More]

Tuesday And Wednesday Are Best Days To Buy Airfare, Smart
Guys Say

Tuesday And Wednesday Are Best Days To Buy Airfare, Smart Guys Say

The best day to buy airfare is often Tuesday, but Wednesday also offers good deals, which are sometimes even better. How come? [More]

Yankees Cut Me Great Deal: 5 Tickets For The Price Of 6

Yankees Cut Me Great Deal: 5 Tickets For The Price Of 6

A Yankees fan who is so hardcore that he buys actual tickets to physically go to games, Scott not only has to deal with the failure to land Cliff Lee but also a missing ticket from his six-pack order. The screw-up is thanks to a mailing snafu he can’t seem to get the club to address. [More]

BlueAnt Cares When Bluetooth Fails And Police Caught You

BlueAnt Cares When Bluetooth Fails And Police Caught You

The BlueAnt Bluetooth headset that Bixby’s wife normally uses to talk on the phone in the car failed to connect one day…which just happened to be the day that a police officer saw her holding her phone, which was on speaker phone at the time. She received a ticket. Bixby wrote to BlueAnt about the situation, and received a surprise. [More]

American Airlines Yanks Fares From Orbitz

American Airlines Yanks Fares From Orbitz

In a contract tussle, American Airlines has removed all of its fares from Orbitz. [More]

Know What The Letter Codes On Your Airline Ticket Mean

Know What The Letter Codes On Your Airline Ticket Mean

Embedded in the gobbledygook of letters and numbers on your airline ticket is a secret letter code that lets airline personnel know what kind of passenger you are and what you paid for your ticket. They can use these to quickly determine whether you should be the first or the last to get bumped, and whether you can get a seat upgrade. Here’s a quick guide to deciphering what the letter abbreviations on your airline ticket mean. Find out why “Y” gets the perks and “Q” gets the shaft. [More]