Usurious Ticketing Charges Make Fun Outing Impossible

Today I was skimming our local newspaper’s website and noticed a story about discount tickets for Playhouse Disney, a live show coming to our area for one day next week.  At $15 apiece I thought it would be a really fun thing for Son, so I clicked on the link to order tickets.

At checkout I was shocked to see the total for two $15 tickets soar to $45.85.  They’d tacked on a $2.75 per ticket “Building Facility Charge” , a $3.50 per ticket “Total Convenience Charge” and a $3.35 “Order Processing Charge”.  That’s $15.85 in charges – more than 50% of the total!  And that was if I picked them up at he Will Call window the day of the show.  The other options ranged from $2.50 to use MY time and MY printer, ink and paper to print my own tickets, up to $25 to have them shipped UPS overnight.

That’s a travesty.  I’d really like to help stimulate our economy a little, but this show is now out of our reach.  And that’s  too bad.  The show itself was affordable, but those extra charges made an affordable afternoon doing something my son would love completely unaffordable.

Shameful.

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2 Responses to “Usurious Ticketing Charges Make Fun Outing Impossible”

  1. Patty Says:

    Youch! Thats even more of a mark up than it was to go to the rodeo a couple of weeks ago here (which we didn’t do for that same reason.)

  2. Mr Geek Says:

    These guys suck. I tried going in to the box office for our local theatre the other day and they wanted to charge me a booking fee etc (not as bad as yours).

    If there is no option but to pay the fee surely it is simply part of the price and they should be held accountable for false advertising.


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