Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two
aghrivaine

Ticketbastard

So, excited to hear that the Decemberists were playing in LA this month, I decided to get tickets. I was doubly excited when I saw that the Henry Ford Theatre only wanted $18.00 for General Admission tickets. Eighteen bucks to the see the Decemberists? You bet!

I even figure I'll want to bring someone, so I get an extra ticket. $36.00 - that's cheaper than dinner for two someplace swanky. But then... the service charges! $2.00 each ticket for "Total Building Facility Charges". Another $7.35 for a "convenience charge" - times two for both tickets. What the hell is a convenience charge, I ask you? I think that's a "because we want your money, sucka" charge, not a convenience charge. I don't believe I was given anything particularly more or less convenient for that $14.70... so why did I pay for it?

But that's not all! There's an "order processing charge". Shouldn't have been covered under "convenience" -don'tcha think? And then there's a "ticketfast delivery" charge - which is $2.50 so they can email me the tickets, which I will print out myself. They're charging me for email, and they're charging more than regular ol' postage would cost anyway! Can you imagine if you had to pay $2.50 for every email you sent?

So, at the end of the damage, my $36 tickets actually cost me almost $62. BASTARDS!
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