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(AZ Family)   Family out $4,600 for postponed Celine Dion concert. Their debt will go on   (azfamily.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 5:41:45 AM  
Spent $4600 without getting the insurance? I guess that was two bad choices.
 
2020-06-30 5:41:54 AM  
For all the shows I've bought tickets to that are cancelled or postponed, the cancelled ones are refunded automatically (unless it was an independent theater, then they ask that you consider making it a donation).  For the postponed ones, I get 30 days to decide.  The problem here sounds like they went through StubHub for some of the tickets.
 
2020-06-30 5:41:55 AM  
The concerts I had already paid for either have new dates or refunds without any work from my side

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2020-06-30 5:51:45 AM  

tuxq: Spent $4600 without getting the insurance? I guess that was two bad choices.


FTA
They even purchased insurance for the tickets, just in case something happened
 
2020-06-30 5:57:47 AM  
i gotta think they were hoping to scalp a few of the tickets.
...........Jake says his mom wasted no time buying nearly a dozen concert tickets for family members.
 
2020-06-30 5:58:15 AM  
Dude.  I got my $185 from the cancelled Kraftwerk show over a month ago.

Then again I haven't paid for anything from Ticketmaster in over 6 years.
 
2020-06-30 5:58:51 AM  
Glad to see the first rule of acquisition is alive and well...
 
2020-06-30 6:04:28 AM  

lemurtx: tuxq: Spent $4600 without getting the insurance? I guess that was two bad choices.

FTA
They even purchased insurance for the tickets, just in case something happened


well, there's your problem. they needed to buy the insurance for just in case nothing happened.

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2020-06-30 6:05:22 AM  
The spent $4,600 and might get back $3,600?

Idiots
 
2020-06-30 6:12:51 AM  
Damn, I saw her at Caesars in Vegas in 2004 for $200, and I thought that was ridiculous. She's really a great singer with an absolute splendid voice, and great stage presence, but I was just sitting in my seat waiting for it to end.  I saw Blue Man Group the next evening at the Luxor for $90, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.
 
2020-06-30 6:16:11 AM  
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2020-06-30 6:19:35 AM  
"Jake says his mom plucked down a whopping $4,600 for the concert tickets. But then, the coronavirus pandemic happened. As a result, the Celine Dion concert was postponed."....... "But can't seem to get it. "I mean, this is $4,000. This isn't chump change.""........"When they get their money, which is around $3,700, I'll let you know in a follow-up news report."


JFC this is some cop math shiat going on here.
 
2020-06-30 6:22:13 AM  
"Plucked down..."

Whut?

Recently I feel like editors in news rooms are a thing of the past.
 
2020-06-30 6:24:04 AM  
It's not easy to work up sympathy for people who have $4000 they can spend on concert tickets.
 
2020-06-30 6:24:53 AM  

hestheone: The spent $4,600 and might get back $3,600?

Idiots


$1,000 is a small price to pay to be spared from a Céline Dion concert.
 
2020-06-30 6:25:48 AM  
Who spends that on a concert?  I wouldn't spend that for zombie Queen, which is probably the only one I'd spend big money on.
 
2020-06-30 6:25:53 AM  

drayno76: Dude.  I got my $185 from the cancelled Kraftwerk show over a month ago.

Then again I haven't paid for anything from Ticketmaster in over 6 years.


I got tix for the Atlanta Mid-Town Music Festival and Josh Groban (don't hate me). Both offered the option for rescheduling to 2021 for a refund. Took the refund. No need to tie up the money.

Josh just did a live stream concert this weekend. Played the hits, and it only cost $20. That keeps the fans engaged and brings in some cash for the crew.

My guess about the folks in TFA is that most of those were being held to scalp.StubHub lets you do that easily....and my guess is the street value went down considerably. At 4600 for a dozen tix, they were already inflated. Make a viral sob story, get your $ back.
 
2020-06-30 6:31:16 AM  
So...being an obsessive concert fanatic has potential drawbacks
 
2020-06-30 6:33:06 AM  

Gunner's Mate First Class Phillip Asshole: "Jake says his mom plucked down a whopping $4,600 for the concert tickets. But then, the coronavirus pandemic happened. As a result, the Celine Dion concert was postponed."....... "But can't seem to get it. "I mean, this is $4,000. This isn't chump change.""........"When they get their money, which is around $3,700, I'll let you know in a follow-up news report."


JFC this is some cop math shiat going on here.


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2020-06-30 6:34:38 AM  

tuxq: Spent $4600 without getting the insurance? I guess that was two bad choices.


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2020-06-30 6:36:22 AM  

I_told_you_so: Damn, I saw her at Caesars in Vegas in 2004 for $200, and I thought that was ridiculous. She's really a great singer with an absolute splendid voice, and great stage presence, but I was just sitting in my seat waiting for it to end.  I saw Blue Man Group the next evening at the Luxor for $90, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.


Not to pester a handicapped person, but how did you become deaf?
Born that way, or an accident?
 
2020-06-30 6:38:26 AM  
After fees, taxes, refund fees, Jake Moser and his family owe Ticketmaster an additional $1700.00
 
2020-06-30 6:42:54 AM  

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Story of my life right there.
 
2020-06-30 6:44:03 AM  
They were out $4600 the minute they bought the tickets.  Celine Dion tickets?  Really?
 
2020-06-30 6:48:34 AM  

tuxq: Spent $4600 without getting the insurance? I guess that was two bad choices.


Most insurances exclude pandemics.
 
2020-06-30 6:51:04 AM  

vudukungfu: I_told_you_so: Damn, I saw her at Caesars in Vegas in 2004 for $200, and I thought that was ridiculous. She's really a great singer with an absolute splendid voice, and great stage presence, but I was just sitting in my seat waiting for it to end.  I saw Blue Man Group the next evening at the Luxor for $90, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Not to pester a handicapped person, but how did you become deaf?
Born that way, or an accident?


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2020-06-30 6:54:12 AM  
"Plucked down"? Did Covid rob us of all editors? Also, I had tickets to the Hong Kong and Cebu back in March along with the Broadway revival of "West Side Story". I was able to get postponements on all. This person is just terrible at life.
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2020-06-30 6:57:12 AM  
One more thing. Is that a thumb or a toe holding the ticket? Either way, they need a new mani pedi person.
 
2020-06-30 7:01:32 AM  
I'd get the insurance for in case she shows up.
 
2020-06-30 7:03:43 AM  
I'm not sure I'd pay $4,600 to postpone listening to Celine Dion.  For that kind of money I'd want it cancelled.
 
2020-06-30 7:05:56 AM  

Dave2042: I'm not sure I'd pay $4,600 to postpone listening to Celine Dion.  For that kind of money I'd want it cancelled.


That is the real reason tickets are none refundable.  their spur-of-the-moment decisions that you get months to regret.

It should be illegal to not offer some kind of rebate.
 
2020-06-30 7:09:14 AM  
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When you're right you're right.
 
2020-06-30 7:20:05 AM  
I'd pay even more to not have to look at that ugly woman ever again, but I live in Quebec, so there's little chance of that.
 
2020-06-30 7:23:40 AM  
"I have been to probably 130 concerts at this point in my life. Some from work, some from pleasure."

a weird brag.  is that supposed to be considered a lot?  not saying i've been to near that many, but it's not like he's 25, he looks 40 at least.  maybe not many bands make it to phoenix
 
2020-06-30 7:46:21 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: "I have been to probably 130 concerts at this point in my life. Some from work, some from pleasure."

a weird brag.  is that supposed to be considered a lot?  not saying i've been to near that many, but it's not like he's 25, he looks 40 at least.  maybe not many bands make it to phoenix


I've seen Metallica every time they came to my city.
And, I've seen them in 3 cities in two states, in one tour.
 
2020-06-30 8:02:38 AM  
My filthy European IP-address is not allowed anywhere near that site, but just to clarify: will they receive 4,600 dollars each to be subjected to Celine Dion or is it a masochistic group thing?
 
2020-06-30 8:05:17 AM  
$4600 seems like a small price to pay to not hear Celine perform....
 
2020-06-30 8:07:37 AM  
Those tickets weren't for family, they were for scalping. I have zero sympathy for scalpers.  His whining has actually cheered me up this morning.
 
2020-06-30 8:08:23 AM  
Meh. This happened to me a couple of years ago when the Bob Seger tour was postponed. I simply waited (a year) until it was rescheduled. You agreed to that policy by purchasing the tickets. Shut up and wait like the rest of us.
 
2020-06-30 8:11:43 AM  

Noah_Tall: Those tickets weren't for family, they were for scalping. I have zero sympathy for scalpers.  His whining has actually cheered me up this morning.


that's what i thought when he was going to shows 'for business'.  he was going to eat the ticket so he decided to go in himself
 
2020-06-30 8:22:16 AM  
As a business who not only lost 6 months worth of contracts when covid hit, but also had to to borrow just to refund deposits for those contracts, I can see how a delay in a refund Of 30k in events is possible.. But 4600 to see Celine Dion? This logic eludes my simple mind
 
2020-06-30 8:26:12 AM  

I_told_you_so: Damn, I saw her at Caesars in Vegas in 2004 for $200, and I thought that was ridiculous. She's really a great singer with an absolute splendid voice, and great stage presence, but I was just sitting in my seat waiting for it to end.  I saw Blue Man Group the next evening at the Luxor for $90, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.


My mum saw her in Montreal and had almost exactly the same reaction.  I found her godawful tedious before she started singing in English... Since the early 80s, I guess.  So many talented acts were active in Quebec during that era, with quite a few singing in both French and English.  Why the hell she was the one that caught on in the English speaking world, I will never understand.  Good voice but she dials the volume to 11 non-stop.
 
2020-06-30 8:27:59 AM  

KB202: It's not easy to work up sympathy for people who have $4000 they can spend on concert tickets.


this article is "sad" for spending $4600 on tickets for a 3 hour concert but the $37k spent on a world cruise and not getting refunded had a bit more of an Assinine taste.  Got it
 
2020-06-30 8:31:16 AM  

kokomo61: I got tix for the Atlanta Mid-Town Music Festival and Josh Groban (don't hate me).


Nah glad you got to see Groban, I did two tours of music school, I have over 100 signed hours of concert attendance to see many many tenors and sopranos.

My 10 year old daughter has been the math team captain since 1st grade and she loves electronic music. She found Pocket Calculator on my iPhone when she was about 5 and it became her favorite song. So the tickets were technically her birthday present, although one of my two tours was for electronic composition, so dad was more than happy to take her to see them.

Covid hit and then Florian Schneider died, both my kid and I knew it was not going to happen.  When I asked her if she was upset it was cancelled, she told me she'd rather it be cancelled than have to decide if we wanted to risk going.  So I bought her a fistful of their MP3 albums that I didn't already own and called it a day.


TBH, since building my studio, I generally prefer to listen to music here. It would have been cool to see them but I think my concert going days are mostly in my past, unless I'm performing or getting paid to engineer for someone.
 
2020-06-30 8:43:02 AM  

drayno76: kokomo61: I got tix for the Atlanta Mid-Town Music Festival and Josh Groban (don't hate me).

Nah glad you got to see Groban, I did two tours of music school, I have over 100 signed hours of concert attendance to see many many tenors and sopranos.

My 10 year old daughter has been the math team captain since 1st grade and she loves electronic music. She found Pocket Calculator on my iPhone when she was about 5 and it became her favorite song. So the tickets were technically her birthday present, although one of my two tours was for electronic composition, so dad was more than happy to take her to see them.

Covid hit and then Florian Schneider died, both my kid and I knew it was not going to happen.  When I asked her if she was upset it was cancelled, she told me she'd rather it be cancelled than have to decide if we wanted to risk going.  So I bought her a fistful of their MP3 albums that I didn't already own and called it a day.


TBH, since building my studio, I generally prefer to listen to music here. It would have been cool to see them but I think my concert going days are mostly in my past, unless I'm performing or getting paid to engineer for someone.


I don't like going to large venues anymore, either. Small theater or club like the Birchmere is good, but anything larger than that, I'd rather throw a good concert on the big screen at home.

/my lawn, get off of it.
 
2020-06-30 8:59:03 AM  
4 GnR tickets currently floating in postponed/cancelled refund purgatory. You know damn well any of these big show promoters are not wanting to give back that money. It's probably already been spent. They'll keep those shows listed as postponed until a court says to refund the money.
 
2020-06-30 9:12:52 AM  

WhiskeySticks: 4 GnR tickets currently floating in postponed/cancelled refund purgatory. You know damn well any of these big show promoters are not wanting to give back that money. It's probably already been spent. They'll keep those shows listed as postponed until a court says to refund the money.


It occurred to me I've been pretty lucky. I saw GnR quite a few times (including Gnr/Metallica) back when they were major assholes (I don't know if they still are or not) and I never had a show postponed or canceled. Axl was always late as shiat but never canceled.
 
2020-06-30 9:16:50 AM  
Fools and their money are soon parted.

I wouldn't pay $4600 for her to perform at my house!
 
2020-06-30 9:20:33 AM  
My friend is caught up in this. Buys extra tickets and sells them to friends.

Show was postponed forever, then they reschedule for a year later. So he buys more tickets!

The real complaint is that they have to wait with uncertainty. The money doesn't matter. If they released a new date and even increased the prices they'd have no problem it.
 
2020-06-30 9:24:05 AM  
Ugh, my wife tried to drag me to her show in Vegas.  I told her I'd rather let one of S&R's tigers gnaw on my leg.
 
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