Complaint / review text:
I went to the New York State Fair website to look for tickets for a show. There was an icon that said if you entered your email address, they would notify you when the tickets became available. That icon was TicketsNow. I filled out their form with my email address and sent it. TicketsNow notified me on 4/25/09 stating the tickets were available. I clicked on the address in the email that led me to TicketsNow. I searched for available tickets, and they were Track D, Row 17, seats 9,10, and 11. When I finished paying for these tickets, they were 3 x $107.00, service charge 3 x $16.05, Shipping $14.95 for a total of $368.05. They deducted one service charge for $16.05 on the 3 tickets.
When the tickets arrived, they were issused by TicketMaster, they were $40.00 each and a $7.75 service charge. These 3 tickets would have totaled: $40 x3=$120. $7.75 x3 = $23.25 for a total of $143.25.
TicketsNow ripped me off for $224.80. That is enough to take them to small claims court. I called the New York State Fair commissioner and she told me that they were not aware of a secondary selling agent on their website. They deal only with Ticketmaster. I called TicketsNow and they will not take the tickets back. My only recourse is to try to sell them on their website.
I have been ripped off before but never to this degree. I have learned my lesson. Beware people of TicketsNow!!!
Chittenango, New York