Archive for April, 2009
“The Red Carpet Rewards Club allows registered members to earn 100 points for each ticket purchased on MovieTickets.com. The goal is to increase the frequency with which members use the online service; currently, MovieTickets.com does a large part of its business on the opening weekend for blockbuster titles, after which usage drops until the next big release.“
“We had been considering a loyalty program for quite some time because, as you know, loyalty programs can increase a repeat customer’s order by almost 25%,” said Walt Borchers, SVP of sales and marketing for MovieTickets.com.
“A concert ticket should be for someone’s spiritual life-enhancing experience of art,” “Not just another commodity, another stock or mortgage, something people flip for the biggest profit.” – Jack Lebowitz, an environmental lawyer in Glens Falls, N.Y., who in the 1990s helped write a book about Phish set lists
A REPORT has revealed online ticketing for events abounds with hidden costs.
The report, by Consumer advocacy group Choice, has found people were often hit with add-on fees that were not made obvious until they finalised their purchases for tickets online.
“This deal raises many serious questions about the future of competition in the concert business. This merger could change the way concerts are run and could increase the price and hassle to purchase tickets to see your favorite bands. Be assured, I will continue to examine the consumer implications of the merger and monitor the Justice Department’s investigation into the merger.”
Wall Street Journal
“Buying concert tickets has become like taking a trip back to the Wild West — anything goes,“
New York Sen. Charles Schumer unveiled plans for legislation that would ban the resale of concert and sports tickets until two days after they first go on sale to the public.