Booking Fees

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  1. Pubteam Lomas

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    Trying to book tickets for my in-laws and kids to see Lion King, but £4 a ticket booking fee, bloody hell?
    Is there a way around this as every time I try it redirects me to company called Atg (?)
    Ta in advance.
     
  2. m7mcfc

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    Go to the box office in person when your in town or give the money to somebody who is going into town. Bollax those booking fees.
     
  3. daveduke67

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    I seem to remember the booking fees for those ridiculously overpriced £600 Barbara Streisand tickets was about £60 each.

    Madonna ticket booking fees were around £30 for the dearest and the recent Robbie Williams about £15.

    Thing is you have little choice - there are only so many at the venue so your only other option other than to pay up is to take a chance that you'll get one by going in person. No doubt a popular show will sell out online pretty quickly so you could miss out altogether.
     
  4. jacko74

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    I just can't even understand the concept of a booking fee... basically you're having to pay for the privelige of buying something???
     
  5. If I have to pay a booking fee, I usually get my own back by either:
    booing all the way through the performance, slashing the seats with a Stanly knife, shining a laser pen in the eyes of the cast or throwing a two litre bottle of piss into the orchestra pit.

    You may see that as a bit extreme, but we need to let these venues and ticket agencies know that we're not happy with extortionate booking fees. Fight fire with fire and piss.
     
  6. daveduke67

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    There isn't a fee if you go direct to the venue other than credit card charge and postage- its when a third party is selling them. Obviously they won't do it for nothing so that's where your fees come from.
     
  7. mick10

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    Normally a charge for credit cards but not for debit.
     
  8. Balti

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    rip off charges
     

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