Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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conch014
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Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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I know many of us have a disaster Ticketmaster story, but's here's the latest: I scored a pair of incredible seats yesterday for the Tamps show, got my confirmation, credit card was charged and printed my tickets. Then, 5 1/2 hours later Ticketmaster sends me an email telling me the venue (Live Nation) didn't want to sell those and they were replacing my Orchestra seats with seats in the last rows of section 10 and they called them very similar. The rep who I spoke too offered multiple apologies and excuses, then she told me the venue set-up for this show didn't have those seats. Well on the interactive seat map this morning, THEY EXIST. Ticketmaster and Live Nation stole my tickets. I can't convey how frustrated and disappointed I am, my initial excitement of being able to sit so close to the stage has turned into pure frustration since I can't find anyone to listen and the only people I can communicate with are telemarketers at Ticketmaster.
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Re: Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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Re: Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

Post by Bicycle Bill »

Conch, sorry to hear about this.  You said you have confirmation and already have printed tickets?  Save everything to a drive (like a flash drive as well as your hard drive), and then print it out — if you haven't already — and see what will happen if you bypass Ticketbastard/JiveNation and take your case directly to the venue itself.  You may not end up with your original orchestra seats, but if they have to give you different seats you should be able to get better than the back row two, almost three entire sections further away from the stage.  You might also end up with a straight answer as to why the tickets were withdrawn in the first place.

It may turn out that catsway's suggestion — which is, to paraphrase the punchline to the old joke about being raped, as long as you're gonna get screwed you might as well lie on your back and enjoy it as best as you can — will be the only thing you'll be able to do about this, but you don't have to give up without a fight.
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Re: Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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Oh Bill, Bill. That "joke" has no place in any forum, anywhere or any time. Ever.
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Re: Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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surfpirate wrote:Oh Bill, Bill. That "joke" has no place in any forum, anywhere or any time. Ever.

I'm with the SP on this one. I understand the point you were "trying" to make, but it's not appropriate. I'm sorry to hear ticketmaster did this to you. I agree, go to the venue and explain to them that you bought the tickets
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Re: Ticketmaster & Live Nation STOLE my tickets for Tampa

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jbfinscj wrote:
surfpirate wrote:Oh Bill, Bill. That "joke" has no place in any forum, anywhere or any time. Ever.

I'm with the SP on this one. I understand the point you were "trying" to make, but it's not appropriate. I'm sorry to hear ticketmaster did this to you. I agree, go to the venue and explain to them that you bought the tickets
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