Ticketmaster and others are trying to mislead fans into thinking that paperless tickets are “innovative” and “convenient.” But make no mistake, paperless tickets are aimed squarely at limiting and even taking away our rights to share or resell our event tickets – tickets we rightfully own.
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But make no mistake, paperless tickets are aimed squarely at limiting and even taking away our rights to share or resell our event tickets – tickets we rightfully own. To voice your support of the Fan Freedom Movement, visit http://www.fanfreedom.org/
Here’s what real fans are saying about restrictive paperless tickets:
Last Spring I bought two tickets to see Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) in Oakland. The tickets were paperless from Ticketmaster and were around $150 for the pair. The only tickets available were the very last row of the balcony. I love Thom Yorke so I bought them even though I didn’t want to sit so far away. Then a couple weeks later Ticketmaster was selling the front row of the Balcony so I grab those seats. Because the tickets were paperless I had no way of giving the first pair to a friend or selling them. I ended up paying TWICE as much just because of Ticketmaster and two other fans of
Thom Yorke missed out on seeing him because they were never able to make plans ahead of time and buy my extra tickets. So in the end Ticketmaster screwed three people while laughing all the way to the bank.” - Rick D., California “
I have been a NY Knicks season ticket holder since 1983. Over that period, the price of my 2 tickets has increased from approximately $25 per game to the 2012 price of $165 per game. Whereas I originally paid $2,000 for my two season tickets, I will pay over $14,000 in 2011 – 2012. There is no way I could afford these tickets without having the ability to resell some of my tickets. And having the ability to transfer my tickets electronically makes it infinitely easier to resell them which enables me, as a comfortable but not notably wealthy, person, as opposed to a wealthy corporation or super rich individual to attend Knick games and bring my two children.” – Daniel Z., New York
“I bought 4 tickets for the Tom petty show at the united center in Chicago. I was unable to attend the show because my daughter had a dance recital and when I called Ticketmaster they said sorry the[y] could not help me. I ended up giving my customer my drivers license and credit card to go to the show (the fourth ticket was never used) he then Fed-Exed my stuff back to me (a week and a half later). The was the worst experience of my life!!!” - Steve M., Illinois