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Ticketmaster: We’re Still Gonna Be Robber Barons, But Now You’ll Know Upfront

For some reason Ticketmaster (who we’ve already ranted about) has decided too add a level of transparency to their business and has launched a new blog, Ticketology, and their first post is the kind of no-holds-barred dickery you’d expect from a heartless mega-corporation which runs on the souls of crushed teenage dreams.

Ticketmaster has realized that we don’t like service fees and apparently have done some market research which shows that oftentimes, finding out the cost of service fees near the end of the buying process causes a lot of people to cancel their orders, enough so that it’s hurting their business.

The solution?

Now they’re going to show us the service fees upfront.

Please don’t fall for this bullshit. Here’s why.

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