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Ticket rip-off?? Is this actually happening?

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I feel like a sucker. After seeing dozens of U2 concerts for the last 30 years, and being a member of this club for nearly a decade, I can't believe this band has let me down so much with its SOE concert pricing.

I spent an hour in November trying to work through the Ticketmaster presale, after spending the annual $50 fan membership only to find very limited seats under $350 in the lower bowl of the Forum. So I shelled out $295 a ticket for the latter half of the upper bowl.

Today (and, silly me for not noticing this until now), but I'm seeing that there are many seats SEVERAL rows closer to the stage than my seats at ONE-THIRD the price. What is maddening is that the Ticketmaster map indicates that some tickets in this better location are being re-sold (by fans like me) literally right next to these lower-priced seats. So, 10 rows closer to the stage from my $300 seats, there are seats going for $111. And these are adjacent to ones being re-sold by fans for $350.

Am I living in an alternative universe???? With the price of 2 tickets, taxes, fees and fan club membership, I am paying nearly $750 to have "fan access" to ticket sales, yet I have WORSE seats than if I paid $250 for better seats today.

Oh, I should mention that for this "Silver Fan" price I received a hard copy of the SOE CD.  Which would be great if had a CD player. Or $500 more in my pocket. Seriously, U2????

REALLY REALLY BUMMED.

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This is what they do now, they price according to demand knowing that fans will pay silly money , then discount the unsold seats as the gig is approaching. It’s an utter rip off, but it’s supply and demand capitalism at its worst

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3 minutes ago, doctornickriviera said:

This is what they do now, they price according to demand knowing that fans will pay silly money , then discount the unsold seats as the gig is approaching. It’s an utter rip off, but it’s supply and demand capitalism at its worst

UGH! It truly makes me not want to go to the concert knowing that I cant even buy closer seats because there's no way I can re-sell these for anything close to what I paid. I recall a time when the presales were super beneficial to fans. 

This is maddening. And saddening.

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1 hour ago, bonorocks said:

UGH! It truly makes me not want to go to the concert knowing that I cant even buy closer seats because there's no way I can re-sell these for anything close to what I paid. I recall a time when the presales were super beneficial to fans. 

This is maddening. And saddening.

You might be able to buy better seats cheaper and sell the ones you have for whatever you pay for the better seats.  

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Thanks... I thought of that, but worried that my other tix wont sell and I'll be out another $250. Lots of unsold seats still and concert is in 2 weeks.

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Yeah, that is painful.   Who would have thought of a U2 tour that didn't "sellout" when tickets went on sale?  Demand is down.  As discussed months ago, it's combination of high ticket prices and a band touring 3 times in 4 years.   One of the big ticket broker sites has lots of upper level seats for under $20 and good lower level for under $150 for opening night in Tulsa.  I am glad to see the greedy brokers losing money this time around.

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The pricing is strictly down to Live Nation, Ticketmaster and I fear U2’s management.

they are being touted at the point of sale nowadays, it’s really sad to see. They charge as much as they can get away with.

gone are the days for high demand gigs that you knew the ticket price in advance. 

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i dont know where your seats are but keep in mind that the seats on either end of the arena are considered not as good as seats that are on the long sides of the arena. the seats on the ends dont have full view of the screens. 

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There are tickets for st louis tomorrow that are $76. The tickets in manchester england for the same part of the arena are £210. TICKET BASTARDS. The price for tickets should be pre determined. Ticket bastard fleece fans and should be held to account ,instead of letting true fans pay over the odds for fear that they may not get tickets for fear of sell out.

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