It’s not until one clicks through the site that the fees are broken down, with a $2.50 facility charge, which goes to the venue operator, and a $7.80 “convenience charge,” some of which goes to Ticketmaster, the promoter, credit card companies and artists.
How much are fees at Ticketmaster?
There was a $19.50 delivery fee to cover expenses of mailing a ticket; a $4 facility charge set by the venue; a $4.25 order processing fee shared between the ticket seller, Ticketmaster, and the client, Live Nation, which happens to be Ticketmaster’s parent company; and a service fee, which was the largest, at $23.
Why are Ticketmaster fees so expensive?
Ticket prices are usually determined by the venue and performer so if the performer is popular and demand is high, then ticket price is expensive. Ticketmaster and all resale sites charge so called Service Fee which is going to be their revenue.
How do I avoid Ticketmaster fees?
Avoid Ticketmaster: Don’t get scammed when buying concert tickets
- Never buy during the initial sale. Buying initially only sets you up to pay a price that you could evidently pay less for.
- Follow your local venues.
- Set up price alerts.
- Wait until the day of the concert to buy a ticket.
Does Ticketmaster charge fees over the phone?
One thing has been consistent: there are no service charges (“convenience fees”) on tickets sold at the venue box office. We even have a line item in our show budgets to cover the credit card processing on box office sales. If the venues sell tickets they will generally charge a fee but not the Ticketmaster fee.