TicketMaster Problems (MERGED) in Presales Posted December 9, 2014 · Edited December 9, 2014 by Cathi_I I have an update on my small troubles. I checked my credit card charges online again this afternoon and suddenly there is the $599.25 charge for my two presale tickets - and only one charge even though like many others I "almost" got tickets through 4 or 5 times before I finally succeeded. There is also a temp authorization for $231 for the two tickets I bought during the general sale. I have confirming emails for both, though I can still only print out the general sale tickets. At least all four have turned up in the TM app on my phone. So, the long and short of it is I think I'm OK. Sad thing, though, is that I am one of the lucky ones. It's appalling and, frankly, heart breaking to read post after post here and on Facebook and on Twitter from long-time fans like me who got screwed out of tickets. I just hope that TM got their shit together enough so that everyone who lost out can get seats at the added shows that were announced today. I think the band had great intentions when they set this up, but as every one of us knows, they don't call them Ticketbastard for nothing. They've messed up before, and I'll bet all four of my tickets that they'll do it again. That's what happens with monopolies and if anyone needs evidence of how they operate, here it is right here. I'm guessing the band wishes there were an alternative too, but since TM negotiates directly with the venues, their hands are tied just as much as ours. All they can probably do is what they're doing - attempting to intervene in individual cases as much as they can. And add more shows. NB: 3:00 pm - Ticketmaster just released the Thursday presale tickets for printing at home. I got no email or anything - just randomly checked and there they were. Can't speak to the presale tickets for Friday, unfortunately. Maybe someone else can. And now that the s**t storm is over, it's finally sunk in that I just spent $830.40 on U2 tickets. :-/ Good grief.