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in May/June. Seetickets with their charges are making an £11 ticket into a £16.90p tickets. Wankers.
But why no wegottickets or ticketweb???
Bad art brut:-(
because these costs are easily avoided with a little thought at the bands end, with sites like Brownpapertickets etc.
we should tell eddie on facebook/his blog/myspace how disappointed we are in him...:-(
promoter and/or agent?
was vaguely a joke, he's a nice guy from when we met.
eh, if it's not on a cheaper site, i just won't go.
bands should care about this stuff
Its the promoter's job to sell the tickets...
That said if the band kick up a fuss i'm sure the promoter would be inclined to change his ways
See probably have a monopoly because they're paying for free drinks for the band or something or maybe The Lexington has a deal with them.
Total price was £12.25... until it came to the 'delivery' option where collection on the door or e-tickets wasn't an option and minimum delivery price was £5.25 or something. Christ.
face value goes to the promoter, the fees are the ticket seller's cut.
a loaf of bread at Tesco? I bet it isn't THAT different.
The whole face value + bf thing is so odd because its the exact opposite of how every other retail sector works, where the retailer's cut is hidden in the upfront price.
They'd have so much better pr if they worked like everyone else.
but then i guess it does protect the band to a certain extent, in that people aren't going '17 fucking quid to see art brut??! what a bunch of cunts'
they instinctively know that a chunk of that goes to the entity selling that product, and i think that carries over to tickets. that the booking fees are the retailer's cut seems to not be know very much - i personally didn't know it until i first put a band on and it was explained to me by wegottickets.
What could possibly go wrong?
ticket for £16.90 but buying one ticket now costs £14.10. I know the difference in price isn't even the price of a pint anymore but it really is the principle. I'll now buy a ticket whereas I wouldn't have yesterday.
a hoo-hah on eddie's facebook, the lexington saw it and got the promoter to offer first class postage instead of just special delivery.
we are doing some shows in may and part of the deal with each promoter is that we are able to sell tickets to each show, direct from our website, with no booking or delivery charges as it's an e-ticket.
some bands do care!
...is that agencies seem to base it on a percentage of the ticket price. Hence, festival tickets end up getting about 20 quid whacked on them - does the transaction actually cost you anymore than selling an £11 ticket for The Lexington.
On a related Seetickets subject, did anyone else have tickets thru them for Mogwai and Hoxton Bar & Kitchen? When they announced that they could no longer post the tickets but that you would have to pick them up on the door, I phoned them to ask if they would be refunding the transaction fee in that case as it states that a portion of it goes towards p&p. They reluctantly agreed to credit me £2 back. SMALL VICTORIES!!!
for the Christmas ATP - twice they said they couldn't find my work address and once they went to completely the wrong place...despite it being a very well known building in Central London. In the end I asked for them to just keep the tickets for me at Butlins and could I have the postage money back. Seetickets claimed the fee couldn't be seperated and it just included everything. And the annoying thing is that you don't actually need the physical tickets for ATP...
I just looked and it's £14.10. (Unless they just dropped the price thanks to your post....)
ago Seetickets would have sent them using Special Delivery and have charged you about £5 for the privilage, now they seem to have change to royal mail first class for which they're charging £2. I would have preferred for these gigs to have been sold via WeGotTickets and Ticketweb which tends to sell nearly all Lexington gigs.
I just bought a weekend ticket to Pitchfork Festival via the US TicketWeb site. They charged me $7 in fees on a $110 ticket. That's a 6.37% booking fee.
Realllllllllllllly makes you think about the UK market, huh.
at it's finest!
Typically charge about 40-50% of the ticket price for shows to up and coming bands' performances just in fees...example: $20 ticket (bargain!!)+5.50 "processing fee"+taxes +shipping/printing +"convenience charge" totals $36!! (no longer a bargain)
I have a spare ticket for Friday 3rd at the Lexington. Face value... Anyone interested?
a booking fee?