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CDACanuck: Ripped Off By Tickets West

I ordered some tickets through Tickets West this morning. The advertised face price of the tickets was $37.50. Come to find out the price doesn't include a "convenience fee" of $7,50 per ticket. I asked the person placing the order for me what the "convenience fee" covered and she said to keep them (Tickets West) in business and to pay the promoter. Shouldn't this be included in the stated price of the ticket? What a huge rip off Tickets West is perpetrating on the public. It's almost as bad as the 20% tip we're now expected to leave in restaurants. At least in most restaurants tipping is still up to the customers discretion. There is nothing discretionary about the Tickets West "convenience fee".

Question from CDA Canuck: Is anyone besides me ticked about this?

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.