WTF is the “Service Fee”

I just bought tickets to see The Revivalists at the Fillmore in November. I Googled it and found LiveNation selling tickets to the show for $32.50! Awesome, I’ll snag me two tickets and be on my way.

I click Get Tickets, and am greeted with a $90 check out!

But wait, $32.50 x 2 is only $65, what the hell happened? Then I see below:

Each ticket has $12.50 tacked on as a Service Fee.

Can someone explain what the FUCK a service fee is and how it’s worth 38% of the ticket?!

Look, I get it, I’m paying for the convenience of just entering some info online and getting the tickets.

But $12.50?! This isn’t Taylor Swift of Paul McCartney here, it’s the freakin’ Revivalists.

How’d they pick $12.50? They could’ve said $20 and I’d still probably buy it, but what the actual fuck is the extra $12.50 going towards?

Get in line sheeple, bow down, do what you’re told, nothing to see here, move along, blissfully await your slaughter in the slaughter house, no questions asked.

1 Comment

  1. Brett Imbemba   •  

    Thanks for the invite Sam!

    I’m pretty sure the fees are just a way of keeping the listed ticket price lower.

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