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Surprise – Ticketmaster May Have Overcharged You

If you used Ticketmaster’s website to buy tickets between October 21, 1999 and October 19, 2011, you’re in for a windfall.

Well, a $1.50 per ticket order windfall.

Because of a proposed class action settlement, Ticketmaster is being forced to credit $1.50 per ticket order (up to 17 orders) to customers due to the fact that they profited off of “processing fees” without declaring as much.

And despite the reparations, Ticketmaster can continue to profit off transactions — they just have to say they’re doing so on their website.

According to court documents, the original claim, filed October 21, 2003, also implicates UPS’ delivery price for expedited delivery of tickets as deceptive. Those part of the UPS subclass of the suit are entitled to an additional $5.00 credit per ticket. Both credits are in the form of vouchers, which can be redeemed a maximum of two at a time.

It should be noted “your” lawyers are asking for $16.5 million, you could get a $6.50 voucher towards your next Ticketmaster purchase. I see the OCCUPY movement occupying the offices of some lawyers …
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6 January 2012 Financial 6 Comments

6 Comments

  • Brown Fury says:

    Nope, UPS would NEVER be deceptive, especially not to their own employees… Color me not surprised by this turn of events.

  • Tom says:

    I am a de facto member of the class in this matter. The whole thing is a bloody outrage. The lawyers get millions and ticket mister essentially has to provide to the members of the class a coupon toward a future purchase from ticket mister. How that provides recourse or compensation to the class, I have no idea.

  • FireFox91 says:

    You don’t have to sign up for the class action. You are already in it unless you opt out. Ticketmaster obviously has your contact info. I know I used them many times over the past 10 years because there was no other option. And you don’t get money, you get credit for a future purchase. Once again, the only 1 that wins in a class action is the lawyers. Even ticketmaster isn’t punished that much as they are getting sales off people that want to use their credit. I HATE TICKETMASTER and I wish more event holders would move away from them, The internet makes this possible if they just put some effort in to it.

  • Matersgrlfriend says:

    I try to avoid ticketb*st*rd when possible, but sometimes it’s the only option. I think I’ll sign up to get my $6.50, haha! I especially love it that they charge you a fee to print the tickets on your own printer using your own toner and paper.

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