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Offline briscoetheque

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2014, 07:01:20 PM »
Personally I'd rather not listen to country music  ;)

I think fixed price for all tickets is a better approach, but the secondary market remains the problem here. Bands know that their tickets will sell for a bucketload on stubhub after the fact so why not win a piece of that pie, upfront?

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2014, 07:22:30 PM »
I think a huge chunk of Garth's seats are ticketless. There were big headaches with people waiting to get into his shows here in the Twin Cities, but it's a reasonable inconvenience (imo) to try and fight the scalpers.

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2014, 11:33:14 PM »
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Personally I'd rather not listen to country music  ;)

I think fixed price for all tickets is a better approach, but the secondary market remains the problem here. Bands know that their tickets will sell for a bucketload on stubhub after the fact so why not win a piece of that pie, upfront?

Because "some people are willing to pay ___" becomes "everyone has to pay ___". Whether or not that's wrong depends on each person's viewpoint...and I know damn well what my viewpoint is.

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2014, 11:59:49 PM »
Hey, I'm with you. I just think everyone in the chain wants a piece of the scalping pie.

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2014, 12:49:53 PM »
I thought I'd share a non-U2 fans reaction to hearing the price of tickets.

I'm with family Christmas Eve and my brother and I are talking about concerts. He's more of a 70's rock fan and never got into U2.

Brother: I paid around $10 for concerts in the late 70's. I can't believe Roger Waters (the Wall show) cost me $275 for good seats.
Me (laughing): Ya, well top tickets for U2 are $625.
Brother (with a shocked look on his face): Those greedy motherf**kers!

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2014, 06:42:41 AM »
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I thought I'd share a non-U2 fans reaction to hearing the price of tickets.

I'm with family Christmas Eve and my brother and I are talking about concerts. He's more of a 70's rock fan and never got into U2.

Brother: I paid around $10 for concerts in the late 70's. I can't believe Roger Waters (the Wall show) cost me $275 for good seats.
Me (laughing): Ya, well top tickets for U2 are $625.
Brother (with a shocked look on his face): Those greedy motherf**kers!

But Mr. Waters is just one band member. You're getting 4 original band members with a U2 gig!  $625 is a steal - only $156.25 per band member. It's a bulk rate discount!

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Re: Pricing
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2014, 08:19:10 AM »
Have you SEEN how many people Waters needs to pay ?