At the outset I'll grant that this might not be fanpost worthy, but I just had to vent a little about ridiculous ticket fees.
I just purchased four tickets for Friday night's Mets game at Nationals Park. I picked out the cheapest section in the park - the outfield terrace in right. They're really great tickets all things considered, and at $10 a pop probably one of the best bargains in all of baseball.
But then there are fees. A "convenience" fee of $3.50 per ticket brought the total up to $54.00 for the four tickets. One top of that there is an "order processing fee" of $4.00, with a delivery charge of $1.25, bringing the total up to $59.25. So my $10 tickets are, in essence, $15. That's still pretty cheap for good seats, but where are these charges coming from?
My favorite is the delivery charge. I am printing out the tickets from my home computer. Does it cost the Nationals $1.25 to send tickets through the interwebs?
I'd also like to know how my two minute internet purchase of tickets justifies over $19 in fees. You mean to tell me this is covering the cost of the guy who has to process my claim? If that's the case, I want this guy's job, because that's a kickass hourly rate,
I'm splitting this four ways, so on a per-person basis this is not all that bad. But if it were just for my family I'd be out the cost of two tickets just on fees alone. How on Earth do these clubs justify this?
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