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.