Seriously, I frigging HATE Ticketmaster

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I hate Ticketmaster. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. Surely they are breaking some sort of anti-trust laws and need to be investigated, convicted and then systematically dismantled. There is some seriously unethical stuff going on at that company, not to mention that they just generally SUCK.
I figured out what a piece of sh** this company was back when the Paul McCartney debacle happened. For anyone who missed it, tickets for most Paul shows for his tour last year were unavailable from the first minute they allegedly went on sale. Thousands of people were on their computers the exact second the tickets went on sale and could not get tickets — ANY tickets, even crummy ones. Ticketmaster claimed tickets were “unavailable”. Funnily enough the scalpers had plenty to go around.
Today I am trying to search for tickets for a Christmas show in Dallas that I might want to go to with Madalyn. I wasn’t sure exactly how the show was listed so I guessed twice, doing a search for the words I thought were included in the title. After two searches the Ticketmaster website locked me out “as part of the effort to prevent automatic (buying) programs from being used”. After TWO searches it did this. It then suggested I wait “several minutes” before trying again. It has now been twenty minutes and I am still locked out. That’s right, scalpers can somehow secure large blocks of seats for any show they want and yet I am not allowed to even look for the tickets I want because I accidentally searched for the wrong thing twice.
Can someone tell me how a company like this remains in business?
If there really is such a thing as karma, Ticketmaster will go down in flames sometime in the next couple of years. I do hope they bury it in some kind of grave so that I can go dance on it.

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. I feel your pain!!!! Springsteen tickets get sold out in the first 2 minutes. WOuldn’t you know the one show I had 6 people on line at one time to get me tickets — and every one got them!! AND it turned out that people were hating his solo acoustic tour and I had *12* tickets!!!! I really did NOT want to explain THA one to DH.

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