Complaint / review text:
It appears that Ticketmaster, once again is ripping off the consumer, by selling all of the decent seats to large ticket brokers before they actually go on sale to the general public.
Myself and three other parents went on line to Ticketmaster one week before the tickets to Hannah Montana's Atlanta concert. Ticketmasters website advertised the tickets for Atlanta show to go on sale 9/15/07 at 10:00 A.M.
Ticketmaster website also stated that consumers could get in on presale tickets by paying 30.00 dollars and joining the Hannah Montana fan club. One of the moms did this and after joining, the fanclub site said no tickets available all sold out. This is a rip off. We all waited for Sat. General sale at 10:00 A.M. To roll around. One of us sat at home on the computer to try to buy on line and three other parents went to the Publix grocery store Ticket master locations to satnd in line. Publix, told us that if we get there early enough they will be issuing numbers for cueing up. Two moms showed up very early and got the numbers of two and six in line. We thought great, that means we have a good chance of securing tickets. When 10:00 A.M. Rolled around, only the first two people out of 30 in line got tickets. The first person got two tickets and the second person got four. All the others were out of luck as they were told all sold out.
I was on line 30 minutes before the 10:00 A.M. Start time and right at 10:00 I attempted to buy four tickets and got the none available message. I tried every other combination of tickets and same message.
I called other Publix stores around metro atlanta and all of them said all the tickets were sold on preslae basis and very few people were able to buy tickets that morning at the ticketmaster outlet.
Ticketmaster needs to be dealt with legally, for scalping tickets to large brokers. The general public never has a shot at tickets on lineor at there kiosk. If you want tickets you have to pay rediculous amounts of money to take your kids.in looking at a number of broker sites. The tickets to Hannah Montana ar ranging from 150.00 to 4,677.00 per ticket.
I don't know any one in there right mind that would pay 4,677.00 per ticket to take there 11 year old to see Hannah Montana.
Something needs to be done, to stop the practice of scalping. These kids that watch Hannah's show everyday and put her on the radar to fame arethe ones being left out of her concert.
Ticketmaster is a monopoly that needs to be stopped and we need to create competition for them.