When a $250 ticket to a show becomes the norm, it’s practically a luxury to be able to attend, denounces amateur Tania Di Sei.
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In an interview with QUB radio, the lover of music shows said that she bought a ticket to see the musical group Muse next March at the Bell Center and the price has more than doubled. “In 2019, I paid $125 for the ticket. It will be double in a few months and I’m in the same place,” she told Richard Martineau’s microphone.
To try to save money at the next concert she will attend next May, Mrs. Di Sei has decided to get a ticket for the balcony. “I told myself that at $250 a ticket it doesn’t make sense. I made the choice to be taller to pay less.”
On average, two tickets will cost him $400-450 plus travel and dinner. “I gave up on the goods sold locally, because they are very expensive”.
Without naming her, Tania Di Sei talked about a major ticket sales platform that uses the supply and demand model for ticket prices. “A window that is impossible to read with the naked eye opens quickly. I filmed with my cell phone to read well. It is written that the platform gives itself the right to change the price according to supply and demand. The prices won’t be the same in pre-sale or during the regular sale,” she clarified, adding that some of her friends are in her same section for the Muse concert but that the prices they paid are different.
As for ticket resale, he says some people will ask for five times the original value. While there is a limit of eight tickets per person, resellers will sign up for pre-sales and try to sell them at an exorbitant price. “A Blink-182 ticket is set back at $500. It’s sad, because people are going to go into debt to buy one.
On his QUB radio show, Benoît Dutrizac said that he bought tickets for the Revolution show at a cost of $79 each, and that Ticketpro added $10.50 to each e-ticket. In this regard, the lawyer of Option consommateurs, Sylvie De Bellefeuille states that it is necessary to refer to the departure information. “A merchant cannot charge more than advertised. When we buy tickets, we should have the information before we get to the cashier.
In the same breath, he said that the consumer protection law provides for the all-inclusive price. “A product that costs $50 has a legitimate expectation to pay that amount excluding applicable taxes. What we want to avoid is that we advertise something at a price and ultimately not being able to get it at that price due to mandatory taxes. You can have a lot of imagination when it’s time to ramp up the cost,” she noted.
Finally, Ms De Bellefeuille recommends that consumers check carefully who sells the tickets before buying from a private individual, as there may be counterfeit tickets in circulation.