Albertans, how long are we going to stand for this state sanctioned usury?
Ticketmaster has to be the biggest scam since BreX. Tickets go on sale and 90 % of them get sold instantly to re-seller companies that Ticketmaster owns! My god, how can this be legal?
You know Ms. Redford, if you wish to do something tangible for he people who vote for you and trust your party to govern responsibly, for crying out loud, legislate this garbage out of existence.
I would rather stand in line in the cold for tickets if that would make it more equitable. People stand for hours to watch a band at the Coca-Cola stage at Stampede, so why not for the tickets too?
The current system is ridiculous. Ticketmaster could not politically “up” the prices to what they wanted them to be, so they created a system that would do just that, and our government sits idly by and just lets this happen. I thought Governments were supposed to represent the people not the businesses that line the pockets of the politicians. I am sure Ticketmaster is a huge campaign contributor to somebody in the PC party.
Really Albertans it is up to us to end this scalping. Stop buying tickets to Ticketmaster events until either the government allows competition in this area or they ban the re-seller/scalper system. The word here is Boycott. Asking your local PC party representative is not going to help, because let’s face it, they don’t care. They have been turning a blind eye to this for years.
Tories are all about Free-Enterprise, but here is a clear example of why Free-Enterprise news to be regulated in some cases. When industries get too greedy they need to be reigned in and this a perfect example of that need.
C’mon Albertans, get off your well fed duffs and stand up for what’s right. Let’s boycott Ticketmaster and especially their re-seller lackeys.
Whew. Now I feel better…