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16 October, 2007

Hannah Montana


I guess the title is a little misleading for this post. I'm actually talking about the ticket situation for Hannah's latest tour. Apparently all the tickets where snatched up in about 3 minutes. Is this because her fans were online buying them up as soon as they could. Probably not. Over the weekend the news report said that it was online ticket touts that had bought them all. Using a sophisticated piece of software. Does this not sounds completely wrong? The original ticket price of between $20-$60 is now suddenly $200 upwards. The performer doesn't gain any of this extra money, just the ticket touting companies. It gets me pretty riled up thinking about it. I hope that Ebay and other ticket exchange websites are starting to crack down on this growing problem. I have no interest in seeing Hannah Montana, but I do have an interest in paying a fair price for a product. I think that a lot can be learnt from the Glastonbury festival in England. I believe that when you buy a ticket for the festival it is a personalized ticket, in that it has your name on it and you must show your ID when you enter the festival. I'm also fairly sure there is a maximum limit on the amount of tickets you buy. Although it is a pain if you suddenly can't attend, or forget your ID but overall it's a fairer experience all the way around and those greedy touts can't get anywhere near your hard earned dosh.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

eBay crack down on unethical selling? You MUST be joking....

All Click said...

Silly me! There was me thinking Ebay was just there to suit OUR needs and not just make as much money as possible. :-p

Rebecca Burch said...

What's probably going to happen is that they'll realize people will actually pay $200 to see Hannah and they'll jack the prices up like crazy.

All Click said...

On the news there was somebody on there from a company that sells tickets for the companies that buy them all up and he said something like "the tickets are just worth what someone will pay for them". So I expect a lot of rich brats will be in attendance, or kids whose parents really can't afford to pay $200 but couldn't bare to disappoint their children.

Rebecca said...

Yeah...eBay doesn't give a crap what they sell. They allow pedophiles to list their kiddie porn collection with no repercussions. You can notify eBay of it all you want, and they won't do a thing about it. You call the local media and law enforcement, the sickos get arrested, but they are out, opening a new eBay account and listing new photos within a month.

Also, try reporting an auction of stolen goods. You'll get a page that says "We recommend you call local law enforcement". They do nothing about anything that's selling.