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MSG sold out fast

sorry man!!!

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RE: GDTS TOO New message

of course no MSG, the only tickets I really want....

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GDTS TOO New message

EXTENDED....We have a few tickets remaining for some of the shows for The Dead Tour 2009 that will be available via credit card only. Please no phone calls or emails asking for seat locations, we have limited floor and lower bowl tickets. This offer will close when tickets are gone

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4 For Chicago

We also have extra for Chicago. We're keeping the cheapies and need to sell the others. Face plus ridiculous ticket master fees are I think $111 each.
You can PM me or send an email to spcyrfc@woh.rr.com.

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Possible xtras for Chi-Town...

I mail ordered a pair for Chicago and am hopeful that I'll get them. In an effort to hedge my luck, I was able to grab a pair from the evil Ticketmaster when tickets hit the street. If GDTSTOO comes through, I will be left with an xtra pair that I will happily lay on someone for face value. They will be of the cheap(?) $50.00 variety and as soon as I know for sure, we can pursue a path of easy transaction. If interested, PM me.
see y'all out there,
DooDahh

His job is to shed light, not to master...

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cheap seats 4 the Dead

1 ticket for cheap seats at all shows except Shoreline, Albany, Worcester, Hartford. Would prefer to deal with somebody who can sell all in one package. Any location cheap seat will do, obstructed view, etc..

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Dark Star Orchestra

They are doing a concert at the Omni in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday Feb. 22. The address is 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419)-535-6664. This is an all ages show. Doors 6:00 and Show at 7:00
Hope to see a lot of Deadheads at the show...

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STILL ISO: 3 Tickets MSG

original seller backed out...still looking for 3 tixx!!!

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please discuss

the Ticketmaster issue in the Channel 666 Current Events topic, and let's leave this for the folks with tix to offer at non-scalper prices!

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Well it's about time

Well it's about time

Congressman asks for investigation of Ticketmaster, TicketsNow over Springsteen
By George Gombossy on February 3, 2009 2:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
PASCRELL SEEKS INVESTIGATION INTO TICKETMASTER BUSINESS PRACTICE WITH SUBSIDIARY, TICKETNOW

Press release:

WASHINGTON-- U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) today requested that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division investigate Ticketmaster's relationship with its subsidiary company, TicketsNow, following the company's handling of ticket sales for the Bruce Springsteen tour that became available on Monday February 2.

Dear Chairman Kovacic:

I am writing today to direct your attention to a potential conflict of interest regarding Ticketmaster and its affiliate company, TicketsNow. This issue has been brought to my attention through constituent complaints and press reports regarding the online sale of Bruce Springsteen concerts tickets at the IZOD Center in New Jersey and other locations all across the country.

As you know, Ticketmaster is a large ticket sales and distribution company that often serves as a venue's sole ticketing agent. A large percentage of their sales are made online through Ticketmaster.com. In a recent effort expand its business Ticketmaster acquired TicketsNow, a website which specializes in the secondary, resale market for tickets.

When tickets for Bruce Springsteen's new tour went on sale exclusively through Ticketmaster at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2009, scores of fans in New Jersey were met with technical difficulty on Ticketmaster.com that impaired them from making a purchase. Thousands of others who were fortunate enough to get beyond the technical problems were informed that the shows were sold out.

Conspicuously placed on the same screen that informed fans of ticket unavailability was an alternative purchasing option from TicketsNow.com. It offered the same tickets at a value marked up hundreds of dollars beyond their original face value.

I am troubled by how quickly tickets priced exponentially higher became available on the secondary market to thousands of rejected fans, many who also endured unfortunate technical problems on Ticketmaster.com.

I am concerned that the business affiliation between Ticketmaster and TicketsNow may represent a conflict of interest that is detrimental to the average fan. There is a significant potential for abuse when one company is able to monopolize the primary market for a product and also directly manipulate, and profit from, the secondary market.

Additionally, the speed with which tickets were made available on Ticketmaster's official resale affiliate site raises questions about whether TicketsNow brokers were given preferential treatment instead of competing on a level playing field with average consumers to purchase the tickets.

With so many families struggling in this economy, I am outraged by how expensive tickets to ball games, concerts and other shows have become. I understand the economic principles that have driven up the cost of entertainment, but will not tolerate unjust business practices that put regular Americans at a disadvantage.

I respectfully request that your office investigate the relationship between Ticketmaster and TicketsNow to ensure that the procedure for purchasing tickets remains fair to the average consumer. If you require any additional information or have any questions, please contact Arthur Mandel on my staff at (202) 225-5751. I look forward to the favor of your reply.

Sincerely,

Bill Pascrell, Jr.

Member of Congress

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