View Full Version : ticketmonster.com : how the hell do they prioritize seating??
04-17-2003, 04:06 PM
dunno, which concert are you going to?
seating is typically prioritized by the most expensive seat available. Yes, it's ghetto! I have found that at most arenas I would actually prefer to be in the first row right on the side of the stage. Nobody standing in front of me, and i'm elevated above all the floor/pit seats.
When i'm on ticketmaster, at least 3x a month, i usually pick my seating price and then do the search from that. Unfortunately there's no way for you to pick the section you want to sit in, but that would be too ideal, wouldn't it?
04-17-2003, 04:46 PM
I just call the ticket brokers. Yeah, I'll have to pay them a few extra bucks but at least I get the tickets I want and I get them without having to go through the run around.
i absolutely refuse to pay ticketbrokers since their prices are nearly double than what you would pay if you had the patience to wait in line or do it online. that's just me though.
04-17-2003, 04:55 PM
i always go to a ticketmaster outlet, that way you get to interact with a real live person who can actually find the seats you want.
04-17-2003, 10:36 PM
I've been a part of about six different pre-sales for large concerts. In the two cases where the pre-sale was handled through the fan club (i.e. you had to be a member) the seats I ended up getting were outstanding. In the other cases where any Joe Schmoe who visited a website could get in on it, the pre-sale seats ended up really sucking. But, I got a seat and didn't have to deal with busy signals, redialing, or a DOS-ed Ticketmaster.com, so I guess it was worth it.
My pre-sale seats for Peter Gabriel were the most incredible seats I've ever had at an arena show.
04-17-2003, 10:38 PM
Damn I'd love to see Beck. That would be way cool. :thumbup:
04-18-2003, 03:10 AM
Well it's all about who you know... not what you know.
04-18-2003, 03:23 AM
I hate ticket brokers with a passion. Many of them have auto-dialers and programs/multiple internet connections that allow them to basically flood the sale of tickets on internet site as soon as they are available.
A recent example of this crap happened right here in Cincinnati when the tickets to opening day at the new Great American Ballpark were sold. The management of the Reds decided to make the tickets available ONLY through online or phone orders, so ticket brokers in Seatte and California were able to snag thousands of tickets and sell them on ebay for insane prices, forcing the true fans here in town to pay more than they should have if they were allowed to go to the park and wait in line. The town was very upset over this but the Reds management basically said that they wanted to give everyone a fair shot. :rolleyes:
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